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Adult Teaching and Learning

Advanced Certificate
Adult Teaching and Learning

Program Overview

The Adult Teaching and Learning program is an 8-course, 24 credit hour Advanced Certificate program designed to develop and advance instructional and leadership skills of new and experienced Sask Polytech faculty.

The program is also open to other interested members of the public. For more information, contact Melissa Mantyka, ILDC Coordinator, at Melissa.mantyka@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-6919.

Student success and their commitment to lifelong learning are greatly influenced by the competencies and knowledge of their instructors. This program provides critical elements to help instructors facilitate effective learning experiences for their students.

The program combines theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning offered in online and face-to-face environments. It provides instructors with opportunities for mentoring, networking, collegiality, scholarship in teaching and learning, and the development of a community of practice.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies by course

Length: 24 credit hours

Locations

  • Moose Jaw
  • Prince Albert
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The program is mandatory for new faculty at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. New faculty in ongoing full-time positions, ongoing part-time positions, and ongoing positions that, together, are equivalent to 0.5 FTE or greater, will be enrolled in the Faculty Certificate Program.

Admission Method

The program is mandatory for new faculty at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Tuition and Fees

Varies by course

Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
EDUC 200
Foundations in Adult Education
3
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You will focus on theoretical aspects of the adult teaching and learning experience. You will examine your personal philosophy of teaching and how that is reflected in your instructional practice. In your studies you will examine principles of adult education, instructional methods and their impact on the learning environment.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 600
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 201
Adult Learning
3
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You will examine concepts and theories that underpin the foundation and philosophy of adult education and training. Your studies will focus on the role of lifelong learning and the relationship of adult physical, psychological, cognitive, and socio-cultural development to adult learning. You will link theory and practice by composing a strategy to integrate adult learning theory and principles into your teaching practice.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 601
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 202
Instructional Strategies in Adult Education
3
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You will integrate adult learning theory and principles into your instructional practice. Your studies will focus on using instructional strategies to create, present and analyze lessons for face-to-face (F2F), blended and online delivery. You will discuss and practice communication techniques with your colleagues, as well as foster a reflective practice that informs teaching and learning.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 203
Curriculum Design
3
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You will develop skills related to the design and development of curriculum. Your studies will focus on completing a needs assessment to identify curriculum changes, then designing the learning outcomes, instructional strategies and student assessment to meet this need. You will analyze and design a curriculum project related to your program area. The course content provides an introduction to the processes used to evaluate curriculum.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 603
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 204
Educational Technology
3
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You will examine the use of technology in the educational process. Your studies will help you acquire skills using a variety of educational technology tools along with evaluating their effectiveness in the classroom. You will study blended learning environments and design a module of online content in a learning management system. You will examine emerging trends in educational technology and explore their relevance to your program.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 604
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 205
Student Evaluation
3
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You will explore evaluation and assessment of students in adult education environments. Your studies will encompass strategies for planning and designing assessment tools to evaluate student learning. You will construct and analyze evaluation tools to measure knowledge and skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 602
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 206
Teaching Portfolio Development
3
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You will develop your teaching portfolio driven by your teaching philosophy. Your studies will help you select, reflect and organize portfolio evidence around instructor competency standards. You will share your assembled teaching portfolio and submit a plan for professional development and portfolio maintenance. In this course you will learn how to establish and maintain a mentorship relationship.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
EDUC 207
Educational Leadership
3
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You will examine educational leadership, leadership theories and styles and how they can be applied to the educational setting. Your studies will consider challenges in leadership and the effect on education. Culture of the organization and the classroom will be discussed as it relates to leadership. You will explore the historical perspective and future trends, working toward a personal philosophy of leadership.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): EDUC 200
Equivalent Course(s): SFCP 606
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning

Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Part-Time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) once all courses are completed.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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