Foundations of Teaching Adult Learners

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation, Convenient Online Format

This course provides candidates with an understanding of how to become an effective teacher of adults. Strategies for teaching to a diverse group of adult learners will be provided including differentiated instruction techniques for special needs and English learners.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Teachers who need to fulfill the requirements for the Designated Subjects 3-year preliminary Adult Education credential (issued 2/1/2013)

Course Format:  Online; login information will be emailed to you by the first day of class.

Course Materials:  No textbook required.

This course is for Adult Education Credentials only.

Note: This course has a prerequisite requirement, Foundations of Curriculum. It is recommended you verify that you have met prerequisite(s) prior to enrolling. In order to be compliant with USD registration policies, contact LACOE directly at 562-922-6798 should you have questions or are seeking verification of completion of the prerequisite(s).


Completion of Foundations of Curriculum.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X784G – 041 23 Oct 202410 Dec 2024 3 $650

Foundations of Teaching Adult Learners

23 Oct 202410 Dec 2024
Credit Validation
Cherise Moore

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through:  September 23 – October 23, 2024 (11:59pm PT) or until course reaches its maximum enrollment.  If so, please add yourself to the wait list.

What You Will Learn

  • Fulfill requirements for the Designated Subjects 3-year preliminary Adult Education credential
  • Develop an understanding of the andragogy and principles of teaching adults along with key concepts that inform teaching practices
  • Demonstrate strategies for teaching to a diverse group of adult learners


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.


In the wake of the Pandemic it is evident that we need to adjust our teaching practices to the new reality. Teachers need to know how to engage learners who have limited access to technology and limited digital literacy skills. What we learned yesterday is obsolete today.

For me it was a new approach to learning