This section contains only a small sampling of accredited learning opportunities and individual programs in the area of teaching literacy to adults and in related fields. These examples are meant to spark your interest and give you a general sense of what is available to you. Searching via the Internet and through other connections will definitely yield even more results for excellent training opportunities. The emphasis in this section is online and distance learning because many practitioners live in communities far removed from colleges and universities. As well, online learning allows practitioners greater flexibility in when and where they access learning.
All of the course information in this section was relevant at the time of research. When you are ready, be sure to explore these and other post-secondary websites and to ensure the best possible fit for your lifelong learning.
Athabasca University www2.athabascau.ca/programs/graduate.php
Master of Arts in Integrated Studies (MAIS)
Athabasca University's Master of Arts in Integrated Studies (MAIS) degree can be completed in two years of full-time or six years of part-time study. This is a multi-disciplinary program that can include an area of study or thesis in adult education.
Brock University www.ed.brocku.ca
Master of Education Program Information
The Master of Education degree program is designed to improve the professional competence of practitioners and researchers. Courses are available in four fields of specialization: Social Cultural Contexts of Education, Teaching Learning and Development, Administration and Leadership in Education, and Education Inquiry.
Master of Education Programs www.distance.mun.ca/future/programs.php
Memorial University offers a number of distance education and/or online courses and degree programs. Master of Education programs are available in Information Technology, Post Secondary Studies, Counselling Psychology, Educational Leadership Studies, and Curriculum Teaching and Learning. Courses offered vary from semester to semester.