Adult Education and Community Engagement (MAECE)

Admissions to this program (thesis, course, and project) have been suspended effective Fall 2021.  

 admission suspended

Please see MEd Adult Education & Human Resource Development (AHRD) for more information on our new degree program.


The Master of Adult Education and Community Engagement (MAECE) degree is intended to prepare individuals for specialized educational roles in adult training institutions.

Some specialized areas of theory and practice within the field of adult education and community development include:

  • lifelong learning
  • adult basic education
  • community based learning & engagement
  • adult & family literacy
  • professional and continuing education
  • distance education
  • informal and non-formal education
  • comparative education
  • post-secondary education
  • intergenerational learning
  • social advocacy & action
  • labour education

Students may complete this degree in one of three program routes:

  • Thesis
  • Project

MAECE_Program Outline PDF

Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for a full list of courses.


FGSR Online Application Process

There are two application deadlines for this program: February 15th for admission into the Spring/Summer or Fall terms, and October 15th for admission into the Winter term. In addition to the Faculty of Education's application requirements all applicants must also meet the admission standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research. Admission is ALWAYS subject to availability of space and supervision.

Applicants with 10 or more years of teaching or relevant professional experience and have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree may submit an application into the mid-career admissions option.

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