Program Description

Gain enhanced skills and abilities in teaching or training the adult learner. Learn how to facilitate effective program planning, design meaningful assessment and evaluation tools, and achieve good instructional and teaching skills. Discover the various processes that assist adults to pursue learning in various formats, the educational issues reflecting current thinking and learner concerns, the ways to meet the specific needs of adults with learning challenges, and the skills needed for instructing in non-traditional environments. This will be accomplished through assignments, group projects and quizzes.

Program Highlights

  • Personal enrichment/growth
  • Employment opportunity
  • Opportunity to further their professional development as an instructor/trainer
  • Develop and improve teaching skills
  • Sound knowledge in instructing a learning environment for adults
  • Provide a background in practical skills competencies as they relate to the teaching to training of adults
  • Ability to design and deliver curriculum
  • Development of a lesson plan
  • Learn techniques for evaluating and assessing student learning
  • Develop an awareness for the needs of adults with learning disabilities in the educational setting
  • Become aware of the instructional technology - effective ways to use in curriculum design, teaching techniques and assessment
  • Specific tools for successful use of technology in teaching

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Sound knowledge of teaching skills in every aspect of course delivery for instructing adults in a learning environment
  • Current issues unique to the adult learner will be addressed
  • Apply current principles of adult education when planning, implementing and evaluating program curriculum
  • Demonstrate the competencies required of an educator/trainer in today's work and academic environment


Career Opportunities

  • Adult training in educational, private, workplace, or non-profit sectors

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Completion Requirement

6 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term.

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