UBC, in cooperation with partner universities in Australia (Monash University, Melbourne), South Africa (University of the Western Cape) and Sweden (Linköping University), offers an innovative online, coursework-only, professional graduate program in Adult Learning and Global Change. Instructors in required courses are drawn from these four universities, so students benefit from a truly international instructional staff.
This program is for those seeking multiple, critical perspectives on the central role adult learning plays as individuals and communities engage with the positive and negative effects of globalization.
Students proceed through the two-year, 30-credit M.Ed. program as a cohort drawn from the four participating institutions and will get to know one another well, working together in various groupings throughout the program.
Required courses are sequenced so that, with careful planning of electives, all requirements can be completed in 24 months. The 9 credits of electives may be taken at any time and are usually selected from on-campus courses (for those in the Vancouver area), from various distance-mode courses at UBC and elsewhere, and from directed studies courses tailored to student interests.