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An introduction to the higher education workplace for new and aspiring post-secondary professionals
If you’ve started working in a college, polytechnic or university or you’re considering a career move to post-secondary, the Serving Students in Higher Education program provides you with a greater understanding of the complex higher education working environment, and the practical skills needed to address current issues facing campuses and students in the 21st century.
Whether you frequently interact with students in your role or work behind-the-scenes in an operational capacity, you play a part in creating and improving conditions that support student success, well-being and effective teaching and learning environments. You’ll have the opportunity to explore your role in the broader organizational context and share experiences with other professionals throughout this program.
Developed by Canada’s leading faculty of education*, this program is delivered by OISE facilitators and industry professionals. The program can be completed within one year and is 100% online, enabling you to participate from anywhere in the world.
Program Overview and Courses
The program can be completed comfortably within one year, or it is possible to fast-track and complete within eight (8) months.
Complete three (3) courses to earn a Recognition of Achievement.
Compulsory Courses (Take all 3)
PSE-IPE – What's a Campus? An Introduction to Contemporary Post-Secondary Education Environments
Investigate post-secondary environment in Canada and examine current sector-wide issues and pressures. Define what constitutes a healthy campus community to enable both student and professional achievement.
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PSE-EML – Engaging the Modern Learner
Examine diversity in student communities with focus on inclusion of underrepresented groups. Explore student motivations and the student lifecycle from admissions and orientation, supporting learning and well-being through to graduation.
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PSE-TLE – Post-Secondary Teaching & Learning: Instructional Strategies and Engagement Trends and Issues
Determine the needs of various stakeholders to enable the teaching and learning environment. Identify potential barriers to effective teaching and learning environments and explore strategies and practices to mitigate them. Recommend the conditions for and attributes of effective teaching and learning environments.
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8 – 12 months
Under 30 Learners
Each course is 7 weeks
3–6 hours per week
$2,625 + HST
($875 per course)
What you’ll learn
Gain a better understanding of the higher education sector and the current issues/pressures facing the sector
Define what constitutes a healthy campus community to enable both student and professional achievement
Identify student motivations and best practices for effective engagement across the student lifecycle (spanning admissions, orientation, student learning, advising, health and well-being, graduation and beyond)
Explore the role of all post-secondary professionals in encouraging the ongoing development of students’ 21st century competencies, and in supporting and enabling optimal conditions for learning
Enhance your understanding of student-centered teaching and learning practices and identify the conditions for fostering effective teaching and learning environments
Download a Brochure
Not ready to enroll but want to know more? Download the certificate brochure to review program details.
What You’ll Earn
✔A Serving Students in Higher Education Recognition of Achievement from Canada’s #1 Faculty of Education
Who Should Enroll?
Early and mid-career non-academic professionals who directly or indirectly serve students in colleges, polytechnics or university environments
Professionals from any industry who are considering a career move to the higher education sector
Need more info?
To learn more about enrolling in this OISE Recognition of Achievement, or if you have any questions about applying, get in touch with our team today.