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Program Development for Adult Learners (PDAL)


Become a better adult educator with this ONLINE certificate program


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At a glance

Program Length: up to 5 years, part-time
Credential: Earn a Certificate in Program Development for Adult Learners from the University of Manitoba

CPHR ManitobaThe Program Development for Adult Learners program is accredited by CPHR Manitoba. CPHR Manitoba members earn CPHR Continued Professional Development hours for completing courses in this program. Documentation to confirm hours earned is provided by Extended Education at the U of M upon successful completion of each course.

An industry-leading program

PDAL was designed for those who develop and/or deliver teaching and training to adults including instructional designers, program planners, curriculum developers and evaluators.  It’s an industry-leading program for those working in higher education, community development, and workplace learning and development. Take it online from anywhere.

 

Relevant to your workplace

Choose elective courses best suited to your career path. Core courses include an applied project of your choice so you can take your learning to the workplace. Learn first-hand how to put your learning into practice as you become your best case study.

Insights from Marie Antaya, Instructor and Content Developer, PDAL

A practical program
“PDAL is practical, so students can neatly take the ideas and apply them to the work they do. Students are trained for the classroom and beyond.”

Even an expert can learn from it
“A number of students emailed me to say it was so user-friendly and a better learning experience. They work through, and find the answers they are looking for. Even an industry expert was able to learn from it.”

Transform your career
“A good program can help to transform a person’s career. In our first one, students were fully engaged and learning. They made a strong connection with their classmates.”

Certificate in Program Development for Adult Learners

Admission Requirements
Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
Complete and submit application form
Pay application fee
Provide high school or post-secondary transcript

Program Length
210 hours, part-time
Complete it in a minimum of 4 terms (15 months) to a maximum of 5 years.

To Apply to the Program, complete and submit the
Program Application Form

Course Requirements
8 required courses (138 hours)
72 hours of elective credit

Fees
$100 application fee
$3,265 total course fees

Check the Plan Ahead Course Schedule

Plan Ahead Course Schedule
TERMCOURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAME
WinterPDAL 0110Program Design (REQ)
PDAL 0130Facilitation and Instruction (REQ)
PDAL 0160Program Evaluation (REQ)
EDTC 0540Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ELE)
EDTC 0560Using Technology for Teaching and Training (ELE)
HRM 0130 Employee Communication and Coaching (ELE)
MGMT 0202Staff Training and Development (ELE)
LDRS 0510Learning for Leaders in the 21st Century: Developing Personal Leadership (ELE)
CUCA 0106The Role of the Student and Student Needs (ELE)
CUCA 0102Mission, Culture and Governance (ELE)
SpringPDAL 0140Technology in Learning (REQ)
PDAL 0150Diversity and Accommodation (REQ)
MGMT 0520Excellence in Communication (ELE)
ADED 0230Coaching and Counselling Skills (ELE)
FallPDAL 0100Adult Learners (REQ)
PDAL 0120Needs Assessment (REQ)
PDAL 0170Applied Project (REQ)
EDTC 0530Instructional Design for E-Learning (ELE)
EDTC 0550Foundations for Teaching Online (ELE)
MGMT 0500Project Management Essentials (ELE)
LDRS 0530Leading Organizational Change (ELE)

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  1. Select a course and Click "Register" for a course in the term you wish to begin
  2. "Submit" the Registration Form
  3. Pay for the course
For more information, email us extended@umanitoba.ca NOTE: To register for additional course, return to the program page and repeat the process above.

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  1. Select a course and Click "Register" for a course in the term you wish to begin

  2. "Submit" the Registration Form

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For more information, email us extended@umanitoba.ca

Note:  To register for additional courses, return to the program page and repeat the process above.