Teaching Adult Learners Course of Study

Teaching Adult Learners

Course of Study

Certificate learning objectives

The certificate program aims to prepare professional educators of adults who:

  • Are knowledgeable about adult learning and development
  • Are committed to meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Base their teaching strategies on current research findings and theoretical frameworks about adult learning and development
  • Continually strive to improve teaching practice through assessment of student learning

Program of study

For the convenience of our diverse student body, students can choose to take most classes in one of two ways: 

  • Distance option - completely online courses or hybrid courses (meet 4 times F2F with online work between meetings).
  • On-Campus option - weekly face to face courses or hybrid courses (meet 4 times F2F with online work between meetings).

Refer to the PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats (online, hybrid, F2F).

Course CR #
Required courses
ELP 520 Developmental Perspectives of Adult Learners 4
ELP 521 Adult Learning and Motivation 4
ELP 522 Teaching Diverse Adult Learners 4
Elective
Any ELP course 511-599 can count as an elective. See PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats. 4
Required culminating experience: In consultation with the faculty adviser, students will either design and complete a service-learning comprehensive project and/or service-learning internship. A total of 2 credits is required and these credits can be taken over separate academic terms if needed.
ELP 506 Culminating Project (Self-Directed Learning Experience), OR 2
ELP 509: Service-Learning Internship 2