Adults entering a new learning environment bring with them a variety of backgrounds and experiences, needs and abilities, concerns and motivations. Educators and trainers must be able to accommodate these adult learners in their instructional environment and help them to achieve their goals. The courses in this certificate program will give educators and trainers the skills necessary for meeting the needs of adult learners as well as provide them with a deeper awareness and understanding of the special needs education issues involved in adult learning.
Any teacher, instructor, educator, or trainer who presents information to adults will benefit from completing this program. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who conduct training sessions in their workplace, computer instructors who have all the technical skills but lack teaching abilities, college instructors who are knowledgeable in their subject but again who lack teaching skills, individuals who deliver presentations or present seminars, and anyone who is interested in the field of adult education.
Not only will participants of this program learn valuable teaching skills and instructional strategies to facilitate adult learning, but they will also gain recognition as trained adult educators which could lead to a promotion in their workplace.