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Adult Education/ Staff Training

Seneca College Certificate

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Overview

This program is designed for those individuals who plan, administer, and deliver training and education to adults in the workplace, in non profit organizations, in college settings, and in educational institutions. It is of interest to those considering new career possibilities in positions involving the training, education, and professional development of adults.

The curriculum is practical and theoretical so that the student is exposed to different learning contexts and methodologies, and the practicalities involved with program assessment, planning, development, delivery and evaluation.

Throughout the program emphasis is placed on assisting the student in acquiring the knowledge base necessary to demonstrate the competencies required of an adult educator/trainer in today's society.

All courses are available through an online delivery mode.

CSTD, Canada's leading association of workplace learning professionals, sets the standards for training and development in Canada. CSTD recognizes that Seneca's Adult Education/Staff Training Program addresses the competency categories for the training and development industry outlined in CSTD's Training Competency Architecture (TCA). Students enrolled in this program are eligible for student membership with CSTD, and graduates are given a credit of one year towards the work experience requirement of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation.  Please visit the CSTD website for more details.

Note: Due to the popularity and increased enrolment in online courses, as of Sept 2013 the entire certificate will only be available online.


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Curriculum

5 Course Certificate

BEC910
Introduction to Adult Education
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This course is an introductory exploration of adult learning. Its focus is on the various processes that assist adults to pursue learning through self-directed inquiry and exploring theory within an experiential context.




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BEC920
Methods of Instruction
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BEC910

This course provides participants with an opportunity to practice skills of facilitating the learning process. Content focuses on a variety of interactive training techniques and skills, training equipment, resources and the facilitation of learning activities. Learning strategies available to the facilitator are explored. Actual teaching/training issues are addressed in an experiential learning mode.




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BEC930
Interactive Learning Process
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BEC910

This course introduces the participants to both theory and research findings needed to understand how to help groups work effectively. Participants also learn the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations with the adult learner.




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BEC940
Program Planning
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BEC910

Program planning and evaluation techniques are powerful tools in facilitating effective learning processes. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to practice and demonstrate mastery of skills related to planning.




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BEC970
Student Assessment Evaluation
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Prerequisite(s):

BEC910

This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively evaluate learning and how to use meaningful assessment and evaluation tools in the classroom or workplace. Content includes the four levels of evaluation - Reaction, Learning, Transfer of Learning and Impact. The effectiveness of courses are determined by assessing and evaluating course design and instruction.




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Program Outcomes

The program is composed of 210 hours designed to enable the educator to:

  1. Demonstrate the competencies required of an adult educator/trainer in today's work and academic environments.
  2. Apply current principles of adult education when planning, implementing and evaluating program curriculum.
  3. Select appropriate teaching/learning strategies.
  4. Incorporate collaborative learning opportunities into curriculum.
  5. Design evaluation strategies in concert with stated learning outcomes.

Graduation

Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registration Office by completing a Request to Graduate form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Request to Graduate forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Part-time Program Assistant
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22536


Karen Miller
Program Coordinator
Karen.Miller@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22826