The Faculty of Education at UPEI offers three certificate programs, including programs in inclusive education, library education, and a certificate in adult education. There are also two specializations for Faculty of Education students: a specialization in international education, and a specialization in indigenous education.
The specialization in international education (SIE) is an optional, award-winning program for second-year Bachelor of Education students at the University of Prince Edward Island. The program is designed to develop students’ sensitivity to cultural diversity and to increase their understanding of global issues, so that their teaching is infused with a global perspective and they are better prepared to teach in other countries or in diverse cultural settings.
The specialization in indigenous education aims to deepen awareness and understanding of the complex critical issues involved in curriculum and teaching related to First Nations, Inuit and Metis Education in Canada and Indigenous Education around the world.
The inclusive education certificate program was developed to introduce teachers to differentiation of curriculum and a variety of teaching methods for learners with exceptional needs. Teachers will understand the components and the implementation of an individualized educational program. Teachers explore inclusive teaming and classroom consultation as methods to promote inclusive education. Leadership traits required to facilitate the development of an inclusive school are also explored. For more information, please contact Dr. Martha Gabriel at (902) 566-0503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The certificate in school librarianship is designed to give qualified teachers specialized knowledge in the role of contemporary school libraries, as well as expertise in being a teacher-librarian. It includes five core courses from the introductory level through to specialized courses in the selection and organization of resources, technology, the school library program, children’s literature, cooperative planning, collection development, budgets, advocacy, and leadership issues for teacher-librarians. For information on the certificate in school librarianship, please contact Dr. Martha Gabriel at (902) 566-0503 or email@example.com .
The certificate in adult education focuses on understanding adult education learning theories and philosophies; becoming aware of the diverse needs of adult learners; and learning and applying the methodologies and strategies needed to teach adults. The CAE consists of 12 courses (36 semester-hours). As this certificate in adult education is jointly offered by Holland College and UPEI, each institution will offer half of the courses. Three (six-semester-hour) courses are offered by Holland College, and six (three-semester-hour) courses are offered by UPEI. Holland College and UPEI offer the required courses on a yearly basis and the electives over a two-year period. All courses are offered in the late afternoon, early evening, or during weekend hours at Holland College. The UPEI courses are taught by instructors approved by the Dean of Education, UPEI. Courses are offered in each of the four academic terms. For more information, please contact Leona McIsaac Moran at (902) 566-0730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.