Adult and Higher Education Instructor Certificate Course Descriptions

INTR 400: Research and Reflective Practice

Learn about research and self-reflective practice in adult and higher education. Explore personal beliefs about teaching and learning in order to evaluate approaches to teaching and learning as these related to one’s teaching context. Introduce concepts of adult educational theories.
Pre-requisites: None

INTR 401: Quality Course Design

Learn concepts related to course design and delivery, including outcome-based course design, universal design for learning, online course design, quality standards, and learner-centred practice. Examine current trends, theory, and practice related to course design in order to assess courses for redesign and reflect on teaching practices.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 400

INTR 402: Assessment and Evaluation

Examine theories of assessment in adult and higher education. Explore alignment between course learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessments. Examine the role of formative and summative assessment in all delivery modes. Learn about the role of metacognition and self-reflective practice in assessment.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 401

ADHE 400: Technology Enhanced Learning

Learn how to use technology, tools, and resources to create an engaging and interactive learning environment. Reflect on the connection between technology and pedagogy and the impact on teaching practices.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 401

ADHE 401: Indigenization: Educational Contexts

Examine the impact of Canada's colonial policies on Indigenous peoples. Explore contemporary and historically significant documents that influence adult and higher educational contexts. Learn about critical pedagogy and Indigenous ways of knowing.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 400

ADHE 402: Learner-Centred Education

Examine current trends in the theory and practice of creating a learner-centred classroom. Explore the concepts of power-sharing, student responsibility for learning, metacognition, motivation, and student engagement for creating a classroom climate that facilitates learning. Reflect on current practices and areas for growth.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 402

ADHE 403: Inclusive Education

Explore the concept of inclusive education. Examine trends emerging in adult and higher education relating to student demographics and supports for diverse populations, including Indigenous, LGBTQ+, English Language Learners (ELL), and learners with disabilities.
Pre- or Co-requisites: INTR 400

ADHE 404: Research Integration Capstone

Integrate learning and research from prior courses into a capstone project that illustrates growth and development. Capstone projects are self-directed to explore topics that are meaningful to the teaching context of each learner.
Prerequisites: Completion of all previous courses in the Certificate.