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Teaching Adult Learners Certificate

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.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (All 11 are required)
Introduction to Online Learning
EDUC-30989
2
O O O O
Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDUC-30990
2
O O O O
Foundations of Adult Education
EDUC-30045
3
O   O  
Interpersonal Relations, Communication Skills, and Guidance
EDUC-30054
2
  O   O
Teaching and Training Adults in Diverse Settings
EDUC-31266
3
  O   O
Effective Strategies for Teaching and Training Adults
EDUC-31267
3
  O   O
Post-Secondary Instruction Emphasis (Complete all courses listed in area)
Instructional Practices
EDUC-30053
3
  O   O
Current Issues in Adult Education
EDUC-30006
2
O   O  
Preparing for a Community College Career
EDUC-30556
1
O   O  
Instructional Technology Tools
CSE-40798
2
  O   O
Adult Learners Capstone Portfolio
EDUC-31233
1
Schedule Varies
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100524 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Education, (858) 534-9286
E-mail: unexeduc@ucsd.edu

Conditions for Admission

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) Build professional management skills to advance your career.

Certificate Guidelines

All candidates who wish to receive the Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate are required to:
(1) Enroll in the Teaching Adult Learners certificate program.
(2) Pay the certificate fee.
(3) Complete all the required online courses with a grade of “C” or better.
(4) Coursework must be completed within 5 years of beginning the program.
Students enrolling in "Instructional Technology Tools" must first complete “Introduction to Online Learning” and “Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation.”

State Requirements

Students in this certificate program are strongly encouraged to begin the program by completing the required courses first. EDUC 30989 Introduction to Teaching Online and EDUC 30990 Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation are hard prerequistes for all the other courses throughout the program.

Industry Requirements

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.

Advisors

Tony Alfaro
Principal
Chula Vista Adult School

Christine Bagwell
Manager of Instructional WWW Development Center
University of California San Diego

Lisa Bonebrake
Director
Collaborations of Teachers and Artists

Cynthia Schubert-Irastorza
Co-Chair, Teacher Education Department
National University