Teach adult learners

Teach adult learners

In a fast-evolving world, continuous learning is at the heart of success.

That's why educators able to motivate and engage adult learners are at a premium, both in the workplace and the community.

If you deliver academic, technical, or vocational knowledge, or provide educational or coaching support to adults, the 51 Bachelor in Adult Education can equip you with a full set of strategies and tools to engage your learners and empower them to reach their full potential.

The only program of its kind in Western Canada, the 51 Bachelor in Adult Education is designed especially for mid-career professionals looking to earn a credential or ready to take the next step in their career.

The program is flexible, giving you the option to study part-time or full-time, complete coursework online, and get credit for prior learning. In fact, all courses are offered online, except for a few face-to-face sessions, with video conference access if you are a distance student.

Under the guidance of highly knowledgeable and passionate instructors, you get to build your skills in the practice of adult education and link what you learn to your own experiences as an adult educator. When you complete your studies, you are fully equipped to help adult learners tackle career and life challenges to achieve success.

Career Outlook for Adult Educators

Adult educators teach in vocational or technical colleges, develop or deliver training for businesses or government agencies, facilitate workshops in the community or workplace, run recreation, literacy, or health programming, or work as life skills or employment coaches.

The Lower Mainland/Southwest region will account for the majority of adult educator job openings in BC over the next five years. According to B.C. Employment Outlook, a total of 6750 adult educator job openings are expected by 2025 throughout the province.

As the workplace relies increasingly on technology, the demand for adult educators who can deliver skills upgrading programs is rising. And so are opportunities to teach in private post-secondary training institutions that provide technical, vocational or language training to people preparing to enter the workforce.

Adult educators are in demand in all regions of the province, especially in speciality areas such as health programs, trades training and applied technology fields.