What you will learn
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Design, deliver and evaluate adult learning and teaching on a continuum of instructional approaches.
2. Integrate critical reflection strategies to stay current in education and bring about change in one’s own practice.
3. Act in an ethical and professional manner when working in an adult education setting.
What to expect
A wide variety of instructional strategies is used in the program. Instructional strategies may include interactive lecture, presentations, assignments, guest speakers, discussions, group work, field trips, and case studies.
Courses may be offered in online, face-to-face, and blended formats. PIDP 3220 must be taken face-to-face.
English language proficiency at an English 11 level
- Evidence of subject matter expertise as demonstrated by a diploma, bachelor's degree, trades certification, substantial workplace experience, or departmental approval
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s university transfer team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.
The TTSC is appropriate from those with no teaching experience to those with substantial teaching experience but little training in instructional skills. Students should have:
- a willingness to participate in a wide variety of instructional strategies, both face-to-face and online
- basic computer skills
- the ability to work independently and with others
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Students may request formal recognition of prior learning attained through informal education, work, or other life experience, including Indigenous ways of knowing. Credits may be granted to students who are able to sufficiently demonstrate the learning outcomes of specific courses.
PLAR is available for all courses in the program, except:
- PIDP 3220 Delivery of Instruction
Applying for PLAR:
- Identify courses for which you will be requesting PLAR.
- Submit the following to the department:
- Actual curriculum products/artifacts created and used by the applicant in their workplace which are judged equivalent to the curriculum documents required in the course assignments.
- An essay in which the applicant describes the development of their thinking related to the themes, issues, and concepts of the course.
- A successful interview with the department.
Students may apply for a maximum of three program credits through PLAR. Tuition and fees may still apply to PLAR candidates.
To request PLAR, please contact the department directly.
|PIDP 3210||Curriculum Development||3|
|PIDP 3220||Delivery of Instruction||2|
|PIDP 3230||Evaluation of Learning||3|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
|Fee description||Fee Amount||Notes|
0 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
|Materials||26||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||0|
|Program-specific extra fees||0|
* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees include a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.