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Postgraduate Certificate Teaching Adult Learners

Experience the power of adult learning in educational settings and workplace training. With a Teaching Adult Learners graduate certificate from Portland State University, you can transform your teaching practice. Understand how adults learn.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration  
Starting in: January, March, June, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Blended

Strengthen how you teach. Elevate your work as an instructor in vocational technical fields or as a workplace trainer. The program’s theory-to-practice format shines through a social justice and equity lens. Education continues throughout our lives. With a Teaching Adult Learners graduate certificate from Portland State University, you will live that continuing education ideal, teaching other adults in college, the workplace, and the community.

What can you do

Support adult learners or teach formally and/or informally in adult learning settings, including schools, higher education institutions, nonprofits, and businesses. Work in any of a variety of professional roles:

  • Workplace trainer and educator
  • Vocational and technical instructor
  • Professors and teachers with advanced degrees who are specifically prepared to work with adult learners
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Courses Included

  • Developmental Perspectives of Adult Learners
  • Adult Learning and Motivation
  • Teaching Diverse Adult Learners
  • Self-Directed Learning Experience