Explore our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators at Walden
With online instruction becoming increasingly common and many adults seeking new skills, the need for educators qualified to teach adult learners online is growing.
Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Educators combines adult learning theory with the online instruction strategies you need to advance in this growing field. Leveraging Walden’s 50 years of experience in educating working professionals, you’ll benefit from the university’s foundational focus on education along with the expertise of leaders in the field in designing, delivering, and assessing the effectiveness of online courses and programs geared specifically to adult learners. Using innovative technologies, you’ll experience firsthand how the online classroom is transforming adult education.
- 12 total semester credits
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning
To understand adult learning, one must ask and answer complex questions: Who is the adult learner? What is the social context of learning? What motivates adult learners? In this course, education professionals explore the theories and frameworks that inform the field of adult learning today. They identify, compare, and contrast foundational and emerging perspectives on adult learning with the aim of transforming theory into practice. They engage in an integrative course project through which they synthesize and apply various theories to real-world situations, including their own development; summarize how the idea of wisdom impacts their experiences as adult learners; interview an adult learner; and assess various perspectives in regard to educating diverse learners.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning
Emerging technologies are rapidly altering the field of adult education today. Innovative technologies are removing traditional boundaries to learning and encouraging a global perspective on school, work, and communications. New developments in software, multimedia applications, Internet technologies, and mobile computing are transforming the educational landscape and empowering learners around the world. Education professionals explore how educators and students can leverage these advances to enhance the learning process and improve outcomes in today's digital information society.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners
Effective instruction in an online setting requires strategies that leverage the unique characteristics of distance learners and online environments. In this course, students analyze, select, and design instructional strategies that are most effective for engaging and teaching adult online learners. Students learn methods for managing and delivering online instruction, with the goal of integrating effective strategies with course management tools and multimedia technologies in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Assessments in Online Environments for Adult Learners
The online environment provides instructors with the opportunity to reach beyond traditional practices and explore new ways of assessing student learning outcomes. In this course, students apply their knowledge of learning theory and assessment practices to the development of assessment strategies in online education and training environments. Students review research and practical strategies for assessing student learning in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Tuition and Fees
|Curriculum Component||Requirements||Cost||Total *|
|Tuition||12 total semester credit hours||$735 per semester hour||$8,820|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$210||$420|
|Transfer up to 6 credits||$4,620|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$4,620|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $400 to $600.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
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A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.