Master of Education

Advance in your career with full- and part-time Graduate Education programs available in flexible formats.

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English Language

Improve your academic English and prepare for university study in Canada with our EAP program.

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Online Learning

Study anywhere, anytime by choosing from over 100 open-entry courses and certificates.

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Lifelong Learning

Make connections and discover new talents with courses, events, and seminars for adult learners of any age.

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Customized Programming

Tailor a professional development program to create the perfect fit for your organization.

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About Us

Open Acadia is Acadia University's initiative to offer flexible programming and learning opportunities to Acadia students and the greater community. Our programming goes beyond the scope of the conventional university experience to offer education to youths, seniors, and working professionals.

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Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1081 

Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST
May 14 2013

Scholarship for Non-traditional Students

Several external organizations offer scholarships for students pursuing continuing education opportunities such as online learning.  Some Open Acadia students may be eligible for, and interested in, applying for the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship.

Offered in memory of Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, two $2,500 scholarships are available each year.  For more information, please visit the scholarship website; applications are due July 12, 2013.

Apr 08 2013

Open Acadia Celebrates Nova Scotia Adult Learners' Week

From April 6-14, universities, libraries, museums, and learning organizations of all types will celebrate Nova Scotia Adult Learners' Week (NSALW). NSALW pays tribute to adult learning, promotes learning opportunities for all, and showcases the diversity of adult learning. 

In recognition of this week, our final Brown Bag Lunch of the season will be "Undiscovered Voices — Adult Learning & Life Engagement" presented by Rod Franklin, Adult Education Coordinator in the provincial Department of Labour and Advanced Education. In this BBL taking place on Thursday, April 11, Rod will discuss the role of literacy as a key determinant of healthy communities, provide details about the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, and expand upon literacy as a key agent in advocacy and volunteerism amongst adults. 

We also encourage you to visit the NSALW website or Facebook page to learn about other special events celebrating this week in the Annapolis Valley and across the province.

Featured Program

Certificate in Math Teaching

Acadia's new Certificate in Math Teaching equips middle school educators with a comprehensive understanding of the modern mathematics curriculum. This certificate is designed for both teachers seeking to update their mathematics instruction skills and for those without a strong mathematics background.