Teaching and Training Adults

Teaching and Training Adults

Program Code
TATA
Credential
Recognition of Achievement
Campus
BARRIE

Program requirements

  • 6 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Optional Courses

Program information

Interested in teaching and training in industry and/or an academic environment? The Teaching and Training Adults program can help! Earn your Recognition of Achievement and Microcredential ONLINE today!

Teaching and Training Adults is now offered ONLINE in a combined faculty facilitated and independent studies format. The program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of novices and refine the skills of current practitioners. Each course emphasizes principles involved in the adult learning process. Group process, active participation, and learning by doing are stressed. The skills, ideas, expertise and knowledge of the participants are utilized as key resources in learning about instructing adults.

The first course, Introduction to Teaching and Training Adults, is a prerequisite for all other courses and must be taken first.

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Mandatory courses must be taken in the order below, especially for individuals new to facilitating learning. The courses are sequenced toward the Teaching Clinic, with each course building on the skills in the previous course.

  1. Introduction to Teaching and Training Adults
  2. Engaging Adult Learners
  3. Preparing a Lesson or Workshop
  4. Teaching and Training Methods
  5. Assessing Learning
  6. Micro Teaching Clinic

Minimum requirements

Before you decide to take an online course, it is a good idea to look over these minimum requirements to determine if you have or can acquire what you will need before you start the course. Here are a few ways to tell if you have what you need to take an online course:

  1. Do you have access to a laptop or desktop computer, and an internet connection?
    • Smartphones and other mobile devices are not recommended for our online, remote-delivered courses.
  2. Have you ever participated in a virtual meeting using a microphone and camera?
    • E.g. WebEx, Zoom, Teams, Skype, Google Meet, FaceTime, etc.
  3. Do you have a reliable internet connection that is fast enough for participating in a virtual meeting?
  4. Are you comfortable doing all of the following?
    • Creating, editing and saving Word documents or other types of files
    • Playing YouTube videos on your computer
    • Downloading and listening to music on your computer
    • Searching for information on the web
    • Sending emails

We ask that all participants use headsets or earbuds with microphones to maintain student privacy and ensure sound quality. We also recommend a wired ethernet connection as connecting directly improves the reliability of the connection.

Prior to starting the Teaching and Training Adults prerequisite course -  Introduction to Teaching and Training Adults, a mandatory orientation session is required to ensure that technical issues have been resolved prior to the first class.

External recognition

Teaching and Training Adults is recognized by The Institute for Performance and Learning. Learners who have successfully completed Teaching and Training Adults can have this represent one year of experience towards the Institute’s Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) certification.

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Program Description

This program is for anyone interested in teaching and training in industry and/or an academic environment. It is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of novices and refine the skills of current practitioners. Each course emphasizes principles involved in the adult learning process. Group process, active participation, and learning by doing are stressed. The skills, ideas, expertise, and knowledge of the participants are utilized as key resources in learning about instructing adults.

Current Course Offerings
Course Title Course Code Online Equivalents Mandatory
#1 Teaching/Training Adults TATA0023   Mandatory
#2 Engaging Adult Learners TATA0024   Mandatory
#3 Preparing a Lesson Plan TATA0025   Mandatory
#4 Teaching/Training Methods TATA0026   Mandatory
#5 Assessing Learning TATA0027   Mandatory
#6 Micro Teaching Clinic TATA0028   Mandatory
Developing a Course TATA0034  
Facilitation Skills TATA0035  
Group Process TATA0029  
Learning Online TATA0036  
Multi-Generational Classroom TATA0037  
Tools for Teaching/Training TATA0030  
Workplace Learning TATA0031  

External Recognition

Teaching and Training Adults is recognized by the The Institute for Performance and Learning.