SNL awards a Certificate of Achievement in Educating Adults to graduate students or non-degree-seeking professionals who successfully complete three core courses (12 credit hours) that relate directly to the effective design, implementation and assessment of learning programs in any setting. The three courses include:
DESIGNING EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS
This course builds competencies in designing educational offerings. It emphasizes pre-design assessment models and practices to prepare practicioners for designing a variety of education events and processes with the learner's needs in mind.
FACILITATING ADULTS LEARNING
The intersection of design, learning outcomes, and assessment processes passes through the medium of facilitation in educational settings. This course expands the practitioners' repertoire of effective delivery of facilitation/instruction strategies and techniques, and integrating the use of technology in instruction (including Internet-based teaching).
ASSESSING LEARNING AND EVALUATING PROGRAMS
This course presents approaches for selecting and applying assessment and evaluation models and strategies. It focuses on assessing individuals' learning in the context of evaluating programs and actions intended to meet learners' needs. Participants will gain skills in evaluation instrument design, selection of assessment methods and instruments, assessment of short-term effects, and report writing.