Adult Educator

Adult Educator Seminar Series Certificate of Completion

Classroom, Fast Track and Online

Enhance your knowledge of adult learning principles and the specialized needs of adult learners through this dynamic and interactive seminar series. Develop strategies and techniques for immediate practical application to your work.

  • Learn to plan, administer and deliver education to adults in the workplace, nonprofits and educational settings
  • Enhance your skills as a volunteer educator, trainer or coach
  • Complement your HR, counselling or staff training knowledge
  • Classroom version - complete the 9 required courses, and 2 optional courses (33 Hours)
  • Online version – complete the 3 required courses (36 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years
  • Complete the program in just 1 week! Available only in Spring and Summer semesters.
  • Accommodations available at The Hotel Residence at Mount Royal University. Call 403.440.6275 for reservations. More information

Required Textbook
Adult Educator Seminar Series available at the BookStore. This text will be used for all required courses.


Principles of Adult Learning
Explore principles of adult learning that can be applied to planning and facilitating effective courses. 

Subject code: XAED 100013 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30037
1 classJan. 256:30-9:30 pmWed.

Learning Styles: Implications for Adult Educators
Improve your teaching effectiveness and your students’ learning potential. Using the Kolb Learning Style Inventory, identify ways to enhance your teaching strategies. 

Subject code: XAED 100043 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30359
1 classFeb. 86:30-9:30 pmWed.

Effective Teaching Techniques
Expand your repertoire of teaching techniques to achieve instructional goals and meet the specialized needs of adult learners. Share your experiences in the classroom while discovering innovative ways to match learning outcomes with effective instructional techniques. 

Subject code: XAED 100053 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30018
1 classMar. 16:30-9:30 pmWed.

Designing Learning Outcomes
Write clear and concise learning outcomes that guide instructional design and assessment. This process provides learners with measurable course expectations and targeted competencies.

Subject code: XAED 100023 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30041
1 classFeb. 16:30-9:30 pmWed.

Assessing Teaching and Learning
Examine a variety of techniques for ongoing assessment of student learning in relation to your instructional effectiveness. Review assessment techniques that can be designed and implemented to improve the quality of the classroom experience. 

Subject code: XAED 100063 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30019
1 classMar. 156:30-9:30 pmWed.

Culturally Responsive Facilitation
Discover sensitive and practical strategies for working with culturally diverse adult learners to create safe and respectful learning environments. Using a motivational framework, explore values, learning strategies and structures necessary to establish inclusion, develop attitude, enhance meaning and engender competence for all adult learners. 

Subject code: XAED 100163 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30027
1 classApr. 56:30-9:30 pmWed.

Tools to Enhance Instruction and Presentation
Review various media tools used to enhance instruction and presentations. Explore how best to match content with media tools to create the most meaningful learning experience. 

Subject code: XAED 100073 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30022
1 classApr. 196:30-9:30 pmWed.

Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
Diversity of experience and perspective enriches the classroom, but at times these differences can create conflict. How can we manage conflict or even anger among adult learners without discouraging different points of view? Bring your experiences and worst fears for review and practise techniques for handling conflict effectively. 

Subject code: XAED 100103 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30050
1 classApr. 126:30-9:30 pmWed.

Classroom Presentation Skills
Explore effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques for classroom delivery. Focus on vocal approach, use of space, style of presentation and body language. 

Subject code: XAED 100033 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30039
1 classMar. 86:30-9:30 pmWed.

Choose 2 of the following optional courses.


Designing a Living Course Syllabus
Design a course syllabus/outline to serve as a planning device to organize your course and to guide course work for you and your students. Use your course syllabus/outline as an interactive road map that outlines what should be taught, why, by whom to whom, and under what conditions. 

Subject Code: XAED 100243 Hours. Fee: $99Not offered this semester

Generational Differences in Learning
Each generation or cohort of individuals has a set of defining events — social, political, cultural — associated with their lives. The resulting experiences influence the way they see the world, including their approaches and attitudes toward learning. Explore these generational differences and the implications they hold for teaching and learning. 

Subject code: XAED 100223 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30818
1 classFeb. 156:30-9:30 pmWed.

Designing and Assessing Student Assignments
Take the guesswork out of designing and assessing a student’s performance. Discover how to apply a process for designing and assessing assignments that link outcomes, learning activities, assessment and feedback. As well, design and apply assessment criteria (rubrics). 

Subject Code: XAED 100253 Hours. Fee: $99  Not offered this semester


Explore how storytelling can motivate student learning. The background and history of storytelling are explained. Discuss how to choose and present stories to suit your teaching purposes.

Subject code: XAED 100153 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30782
1 classMar. 226:30-9:30pmWed.

Online Facilitation
Explore and share various tips and tricks for facilitating online learning successfully.  Examine the use of asynchronous and synchronous communication systems in education. Discuss how to utilize these systems and develop appropriate teaching strategies for the adult learner. 
Basic computer skills required.

Subject code: XAED 100173 Hours. Fee: $99 Not offered this semester

Developing Fair Tests
Too often, instructors forget to link evaluation to the learning objectives initially established for the course. Look at ways to design valid tests or exams so that they fit with the types of learning outcomes you desire – cognitive, psychomotor or affective. 

Subject code: XAED 100113 Hours. Fee: $99  Not offered this semester

 Using Case Studies in the Classroom 

Case studies can be valuable interactive teaching tools, helping your students to develop problem-solving skills. Lean the qualities of an effective case study, recognize common mistakes in writing case studies and design a case study that bridges the gap between theory and practice. 

Subject code: XAED 100323 Hours. Fee: $99 Not offered this semester

Improve Your Voice
Acquire techniques to improve the quality of your voice. Develop projection and enhance voice tone through relaxation, breathing and voice exercises.

Subject code: XAED 100093 Hours. Fee: $99 Not offered this semester

 Supporting Learners with Disabilities 

As an instructor, you may feel unprepared to meet the learning needs of adults with disabilities. Through small and large group discussions and reflective exercises, explore instructional strategies that support learners with various types of disabilities and enhance learning for all your participants. Investigate options and resources available. 

Subject code: XAED 100263 Hours. Fee: $99 
CRN 30898
1 classApr. 266:30-9:30 pmWed.

The Adult Educator Seminar Series is available in three online modules. Course materials are included online.

  • Check the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform before registering.
  • Please log in to your Blackboard course on the official course start date and refer to your course outline for assignment due dates.
  • The listed online course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.
  • Intermediate skills in MS Word are strongly recommended In order to succeed in this program.

Required Courses - Online

Core Concepts of Adult Learning
Be introduced to the foundations of adult learning. Course includes: Principles of Adult Learning, Designing Learning Outcomes, Learning Styles, Designing a Living Course Syllabus.

Subject code: XAED 1002912 Hours. Fee: $379 
CRN 30129
OnlineJan. 23-Feb. 19

 Skills and Techniques for Adult Learning 
Acquire skills and techniques to make your classes enjoyable and effective. Course includes: Effective Teaching Techniques, Classroom Presentation Skills, Assessing Teaching and Learning, Online Facilitation.

Subject code: XAED 1003012 Hours. Fee: $379 
CRN 30130
OnlineFeb. 27-Mar. 26

Refine and Enhance Instruction for Adult Learning
Polish your presentations for enhanced learning in your classroom. Course includes: Tools to Enhance Instruction and Presentation, Culturally Responsive Facilitation, Conflict Resolution in the Classroom, Generational Differences in Learning.

Subject code: XAED 1003112 Hours. Fee: $379 
CRN 30700OnlineApr. 3-30

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For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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