Adult Education (Part-time)
- Certificate of Achievement
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThe Adult Education Certificate of Achievement is for those with expertise in any discipline and/or profession that need the practical application of educational methodologies, tools and techniques to transfer knowledge and skill. The courses are relevant to anyone who is or aspires to design and deliver post-secondary courses and/or training initiatives. The first course will explore learner's styles, needs and characteristics which enables students in subsequent courses to examine the effectiveness of course design, instructional delivery and assessment. The Adult Education, Certificate of Achievement is offered fully online. Graduates of this program may also wish to further their education and obtain their Teacher/Trainer of Adults Ontario College Certificate through Conestoga College in a classroom setting.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
Admission RequirementsOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of this program may also wish to further their education and obtain their Teacher/Trainer of Adults Ontario College Certificate through Conestoga College in a classroom setting.
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Program Related Resources
- Assess the learning needs of individuals and organizations in valid and reliable ways
- Develop and design programs, courses, and/or learning events that meet adult learners' needs, interests, and organizational requirements
- Facilitate learning that addresses the diverse needs of adult learners by utilizing a variety of appropriate instructional techniques
- Apply strategies to evaluate learning in adult learning environments
- Integrate reflective practice into all teaching activities
- Apply principles and best practices of a variety of theoretical models in adult learning environments
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
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|OLRN1050||Assessment And Evaluation
Description: This course is designed to give learners an overview of the processes involved in assessment and evaluation. A variety of types of evaluation will be utilized in order to understand and meet the needs of learners and stakeholders. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate their own practice as a teacher or trainer in their environment.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1200, OLRN1995, OLRN1460
Description: Acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Curriculum development includes needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans with an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and developing a marking system to evaluate participant success. Develop a course outline and lesson plan for content with which you have taught or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
Description: Through lectures, discussion (synchronous and asynchronous) and various assignments, participants will explore a wide variety of instructional techniques including: lecture, group discussion, demonstration, icebreakers, case study, brainstorming, debate, fishbowl, collage, role-play, panel discussions and skits. Factors affecting the selection of techniques will also be addressed. Participants will demonstrate their mastery of instructional techniques through the design and on-line delivery of a lesson. Instructional strategies or approaches to learning which include a wide variety of techniques will also be covered by reviewing some of the most common strategies including co-operative learning, problem-based learning and action learning. In addition to instructional techniques and strategies, classroom management issues and the use of media and resources will also be covered. Students will be required to use a microphone for some of the course assignments.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995, OLRN1200
Description: This course will provide participants the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Topics include needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans and an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and assessment and evaluation techniques.
Each participant will be responsible for developing a course outline and a lesson plan for content with which she/he has taught, is teaching, or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, and to a lesser degree, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.