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Professional and Part-Time Learning Online Education Programs

  • Child Development Practitioner (Apprenticeship Certificate)
    • Code: CDP

    This program is designed for those already working in the ECE field who wish to pursue formal studies and receive certification. Child Development Practitioner (CDP) apprentices are required to take 23 modules of in-school training. This training is completed part-time through evening classes. Learn more about Child Development Practitioner (Apprenticeship Certificate)...

  • Early Childhood Education (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: ECED

    Quality early childhood education (ECE) is critical in preparing children for future learning. As an early childhood educator, you will play an integral role in promoting children's development from birth to age 12 within the following five domains: cognitive, social, emotional, language and physica...l. In the Online ECE program, you will engage in theoretical studies along with practical applications. Moreover, professional practice and ethics will guide you in working with families, understanding pedagogy and fostering belonging and well-being in children. Learn more about Early Childhood Education (Two-Year Diploma)...

  • Early Childhood Education - Resource Consulting (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: ECRC

    This program provides Registered Early Childhood Educators with specialist knowledge and skills to work as resource consultants for children living with special needs and with families. Graduates work in a variety of early learning settings including licensed childcare centres and home-based child c...are agencies; family support programs; infant and child development and specialized early learning programs. Graduates support inclusive early learning environments and lead others in the analysis, creation and implementation of family-centered policies and practices that support a philosophy of inclusion. Learn more about Early Childhood Education - Resource Consulting (Graduate Certificate)...

  • Educational Support (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: ES

    Durham College is pleased to offer the online Educational Support diploma program, which provides provincially recognized training via the Ontario Ministry of Education approved curriculum for the training of educational support staff. School-based placements will help you acquire the attitudes, k...nowledge and skills needed to work effectively as an educational support professional, primarily with children and youth with exceptionalities. When you graduate from this program, you can launch your career as a non-teaching team member who works with teachers and other professionals to help meet student needs. Learn more about Educational Support (Two-Year Diploma)...

  • eLearning Developer (Certificate)
    • Code: ELDP

    With the recent and unprecedented shift from classroom to online education resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, eLearning has become a mission critical skill for educators. With the growth of online education, teaching and training has advanced the need for skilled developers of web-based learning.... This program is designed to provide students with usable skills and a pedagogical basis in order to develop quality online learning materials. Students will not only learn the practical skills for development, but will also be introduced to how their role relates to the team-based approach in educational design. Learn more about eLearning Developer (Certificate)...

  • Instructional Design (Certificate)
    • Code: INST

    The Instructional Design program is for students interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for various modes of delivery. This program will provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applica...ble to the higher education industry, corporate training delivery, or the hosting of subject-specific workshops. Pedagogical theory will be coupled with practical module and course development to apply and demonstrate key instructional design principles. Learn more about Instructional Design (Certificate)...

  • Teaching and Training Adults (Certificate)
    • Code: TEAC

    This certificate will train you to teach or facilitate adults in any capacity. Whether you teach in a formal classroom setting, facilitate seminars, train employees, or teach a general-interest program to adults, you will be well equipped to meet the needs of all of your adult learners. Your first ...course will be Adult Learning. You will begin your studies by exploring the nature of adult learners, their learning styles, needs and characteristics, and analyze what makes teachers effective. Then, you will address critical aspects in course delivery. Learn more about Teaching and Training Adults (Certificate)...