BEd in Aboriginal Adult Education

Faculty of Education

BEd in Aboriginal Adult Education

First and foremost, this is a community-based adult education that eliminates the need to travel long distances to go to school.

This program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis depending on the applicant’s circumstances. The program is typically offered on alternating weekends which allows students to maintain their current employment as well as take care of family needs

. The program is also designed to address the unique circumstances of the Aboriginal adult learner and includes:

  • Advanced standing for existing Native institute diplomas, university degrees and college diplomas.
  • Small class sizes that acknowledge Aboriginal learning preferences.
  • Cultural protocols are embedded in the learning experience.
  • Trained Aboriginal facilitators who will work with you and your fellow learners throughout the program.
  • Culturally specific support services to assist you over the rough spots.
  • Curriculum that balances Aboriginal ways of knowing with the mainstream way of knowing.
  • A degree that is recognized by Aboriginal communities as well as the mainstream.
  • Site facilitators that are from our communities.

Four of the five core courses ABED 4F84, ABED 4F85, ABED 4F86 and ABED 4F88 are offered consecutively over four semesters (fall, winter, spring, summer) with ABED 4F87 running concurrently over either the fall/winter or winter/spring depending on when the applicant begins the program. The full degree requires that students complete the five core courses along with ten additional full credits for a 15 credit undergraduate degree. Each course carries the value of one full university credit. The additional ten credits may be picked up from existing education: Transfer Students or by Letters of Permission.The tuition costs are subject to change and current costs may be found on the Brock University website.


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