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Adult Education

Sheridan Certificate

Teaching adults is not the same as teaching children. With a Certificate in Adult Education from Sheridan, you'll get the practical skills to be an effective adult educator. In collaboration with Brock University, this program is recognized by the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL). Learn to teach others.  Enrol today.

These courses are part of the Adult Education Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

Creating a Positive Learning Environment: Introduction to Adult Learning
Course Code:
EDUC77001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Curriculum Planning and Design
Course Code:
EDUC77002
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Instructional Strategies
Course Code:
EDUC77003
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Overview Assessment and Evaluation
Course Code:
EDUC77004
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Portfolio Review and Practicum
Course Code:
EDUC77005
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Trends and Issues in Adult Learning
Course Code:
EDUC77011
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Related Course(s)

You may be interested in other courses in this field

Teaching Online
Course Code:
EDUC77015
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE DELIVERY

Teaching adults is not the same as teaching children. With a Certificate in Adult Education from Sheridan, you’ll have the background theory and practical skills to be a successful and effective adult educator. This adult education program is designed for people who aspire to teach in a postsecondary, corporate or community training environment as well as those already working in the field.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to design, implement and evaluate educational and training courses for adult learners. The framework of this program focuses on adult learning principles “in action”, not just theory. The goal of this program is to help you:
-  Enhance the quality of the teaching and learning process
-  Develop the mandatory knowledge, skills and professional values of an adult educator
-  Expand learning pathways to pave the way for future learning
-  Establish a “critically reflective” view as both a teacher and a learner
-  Create a positive adult learning environment

This program is recognized by Brock University, which means upon completion of your Certificate, you can apply to the undergraduate degree program at Brock University and receive two general university credits towards your studies.

Sheridan's Adult Education certificate along with industry experience, enables you to become a candidate for either the Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation.Please refer to the I4PL website for additional information http://www.cstd.ca/.

For information on the Adult Education Certificate Program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Valerie Gillies, by email at valerie.gillies1@sheridancollege.ca

Related Story

Adult Education Success Story

I sat on a beach in Florida, and as I looked out at the beautiful ocean, I came to the amazing realization that my passion in life was in connecting with people. I then decided that my life's work and professional journey was now to involve training, teaching and mentoring as many people as my time would allow.

So I came back to Canada, and spoke to everyone I could about a possible career in training. Time and again, training and facilitation professionals pointed me in the direction of the Adult Education Certificate program offered by Sheridan College as my starting point to this career change. I quickly decided to sign up for the Introduction to Adult Education course at the Trafalgar Campus, and thus began a 2-year journey to better my abilities, and learn what it took to succeed in the field I found so fascinating.

I am now so excited with the next phase of my journey, as I have been asked by Sheridan's Continuing and Professional Studies to return to the Adult Education program as an instructor. Change your goals, and you can change your life. It happened to me.

John Piatkowski Adult Education graduate