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Adult and Higher Education Instructor

Red Deer College

Red Deer College
The Adult and Higher Education Instructor Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for success as an instructor in an adult or post-secondary learning environment. Grounded in a Canadian teaching context, this certificate is also suitable for anyone responsible for teaching adults in workplace settings, including business, health care, government, and occupational health and safety. Through the courses and Capstone Project in this advanced certificate, students will develop their skills and knowledge-base to create successful and engaging learning environments for a wide range of adult learners. Intended for those entering into or wishing to expand their abilities in the fields of higher education and adult education, this fully online program prepares graduates for success in a variety of teaching and learning settings. Graduates will demonstrate the following knowledge and skills: Reflect on individual professional growth through the connection of pedagogical practice to content expertise on an ongoing basis in order to meet the needs of adult learners. Create and maintain classroom environments conducive to learning that promote respect for the diversity of learners. Practice effective collaboration and communication skills in the learning environment. Practice ethical and professional conduct. Examine and critically assess trends and research in the scholarship of teaching and learning for effective implementation. Integrate technology into teaching practice in order to best serve the needs of diverse learners. Identify individual challenges and opportunities related to teaching and learning and implement constructive solutions that incorporate appropriate pedagogy.

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Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type Post-Diploma
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution, OR
  • A two year diploma or equivalent training from an accredited institution in any discipline, OR
  • Provincial Trades Certificate or Red Seal Journeyperson’s Certificate, OR
  • A one year certificate in any discipline from an accredited institution upon consultation and the approval of the Associate Dean

Note: Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.

  • Tuition $1,980.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $192.50 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $181.50 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 27, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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