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Certificate in Adult Education and Bachelor of Education (Human Resource Development)

Does your career involve teaching, training, or designing programs for adult learners? Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) jointly offer this program, which prepares you with the skills and strategies you need to be effective in the classroom.

This program is right for you if:

  • you are a community college or other post-secondary instructor
  • you plan to teach, and have a vocational, occupation, or technological background or related work and educational experience
  • you are a human resource professional who teaches or designs program and activities in business, government, community or volunteer agencies, or other adult groups

The program is delivered on a part-time basis and is made up of four milestones of achievement.

Milestone 1: Certificate in Adult Education (CAE)

Upon completion of this two-year program you’ll be ready to design curriculum, create an engaging classroom environment, and effectively teach adult learners. Many choose to complete the remaining three milestones in order to achieve their BEd./HRD. For other students, the CAE may be the qualification that they need.

Program Facts
Start Date:                 Continuous intake
Length:                      CAE: 2 years, BEd.: an additional 2-3 years
Locations:                 Charlottetown and Summerside
Credential Issued:   Certificate in Adult Education, Bachelor of Education (Human Resources)

View information about the CAE courses at Holland College
View all of the CAE course descriptions here
View course information for BEd. at UPEI

This program is suitable for:

  • community college and other post-secondary instructors
  • career and technical education (CTE) teachers licensed by the Department of
    Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), teaching in career and
    technical education areas in the public school system
  • adults who are planning to teach, and have a vocational, occupational, or technological background, or related work and educational experience
  • human resource professionals who teach or design programs and activities in
    business, government, community or volunteer agencies, or other adult groups

Admission Requirements:

  • A combination of five years of related work and education in a specialized vocational, occupational, or technological area.

Tuition and Fees:
See individual course listings for tuition and fees

For more information, contact:
Natalie Worthen               (902) 629-4235
Bonnie Stewart                (902) 566-0730


Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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