The Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate is an online certificate program. The program is designed to prepare you to work with groups of adult learners in diverse and challenging environments. Whether you work in an educational or corporate setting, understanding how to teach and train adults can build effective management skills, make your classrooms much more effective and engaging, and ultimately advance your career to new levels of success.
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Required Courses (All 11 are required)|
|Introduction to Online Learning||O||O||O||O|
|Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation||O||O||O||O|
|Foundations of Adult Education||O||O|
|Interpersonal Relations, Communication Skills, and Guidance||O||O|
|Teaching and Training Adults in Diverse Settings||O||O|
|Effective Strategies for Teaching and Training Adults||O||O|
|Post-Secondary Instruction Emphasis (Complete all courses listed in area)|
|Current Issues in Adult Education||O||O|
|Preparing for a Community College Career||O|
|Instructional Technology Tools||O||O||O||O|
|Adult Learners Capstone Portfolio||O||O|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Application Fee: $0||Apply Now!|
|Contact: Education, 858-534-9286|
|Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.|
This is an opportunity to enhance your existing area of expertise and become a skilled and engaging trainer in an educational or corporate setting. The program will develop your abilities to:
(1) Understand how to teach and train adults in diverse settings.
(2) Create effective curriculum and successful training sessions.
(3) Demonstrate your new skills and abilities to advance your career.
All candidates who wish to receive the Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate are required to:
Connect your classroom education with real-world experiences through a Next Steps Experience course. These courses allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.
Enrich your understanding of Teaching Adult Learners and explore topics such as foundations of curriculum and design; foundations of adult education; instructional practices; instructional technology tools; and effective strategies for teaching and training adults.
Candidates are also encouraged to take the Next Step by enrolling in the Adult Learners Capstone Portfolio where they develop their portfolio demonstrating the application of the skills and abilities learned throughout the program working collaboratively with a program advisor. During the application process, a prospective candidate should consider possible adult learners from his or her current company, employer, or volunteer organization; to apply learned skills and demonstrate results in delivering curriculum to adult learners.
EDUC 40989 Introduction to Teaching Online and EDUC 40990 Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation are required prerequisites for all the other courses throughout the program.
If you wish to take one of the Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate online courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so. Simply register for an available section.
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