Adult Education and Community Development MEd

Master of Education

Program Description

The MEd is a non-thesis, course-based professional degree program which can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The MEd program focuses on learning that happens individually and collectively among adults in communities, workplaces, social movements, the street, and the virtual world — any place where people come together to create social change. It serves individuals seeking to develop skills for education, community, and organizational development roles in a wide range of settings in public, private, and voluntary sectors. Graduates work with newcomers, youth, women’s groups, LGBTQ agencies, organized labour, racialized people, and disenfranchised communities in positions that involve community engagement and education, policy development, leadership, mentorship, and organizational development. The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or professional program from a recognized university, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Either LHA1100H Introduction to Adult Education (0.5 FCE) or LHA1102H Community Development: Innovative Models (0.5 FCE).

    • Elective coursework, of which at least 2.5 FCEs must be from the Adult Education and Community Development program.

    • One research methods course is recommended (0.5 FCE).

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time