Literacy Instruction

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Complete the education to meet the provincial standards for literacy instruction in adult education programs. Get a firm grasp on the processes of teaching and learning, as well as the practices of adult literacy in Manitoba and Canada.

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Program Description

Understand the theory and practice of teaching adults with literacy concerns. The design and delivery of the course is guided by adult learning principles. Explore the essential knowledge and skills needed to be an effective literacy instructor. While the course focuses on the processes and practices of adult literacy in Manitoba and Canada, it also addresses current provincial, national and international standards, policies and practices.

The LOA is offered by Extended Education with the support and cooperation of Manitoba Multiculturalism and Literacy – Adult Learning and Literacy Division.

Credential Awarded

Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) in Literacy Instruction

Program Overview

The LOA is recognized by the Province of Manitoba, Multiculturalism and Literacy, as confirmation that the necessary requirements for the Literacy Instructor (Level 1) credential have been met.

Who is the Program for?

This credential is designed for Adult Learning Centre teachers and directors as well as all existing and emerging adult literacy instructors, assessors, coordinators and educators. This LOA may also prove useful for career and employment counsellors, human resource professionals, workplace educators/trainers, vocational rehabilitation workers, EAL instructors and curriculum developers. Offered by Extended Education with the support and cooperation of Manitoba Multiculturalism and Literacy – Adult Learning and Literacy Division, the program will help educators meet the provincial standards for teaching literacy in adult education programs – a requirement for all who wish to work in the province’s Certified Adult Learning and Literacy Centres.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mal/all/index.html

Admission Requirements

Completion of high school is required.

Career Opportunities

  • Adult Literacy instructors, coordinators and educators
  • Adult Learning Centre teachers and directors
  • Career and employment counsellors
  • Human resource professionals
  • Workplace educators and trainers
  • Vocational rehabilitation workers
  • EAL instructors
  • Curriculum Developers

Delivery Methods

Adult Literacy: From Theory to Practice is offered online by Extended Education.

Instruction and Assessment within the Manitoba Stages Framework is a face-to-face course offered by MB Multiculturalism and Literacy – Adult Learning and Literacy.

Fees

$100 for applying to the program plus course fees.

Laddering / Transfer Credit Arrangements

The Adult Literacy: From Theory to Practice course counts as a 36-hour elective in the Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE). (hyperlink to program page)

Courses

Required Courses

The LOA: Literacy Instruction (Level 1) is comprised of two courses:

FAQs

What is Online Learning?

Online learning is how we offer the course content. The where and when is completely up to you. You’re free to decide the way that you’d like to integrate the classroom into your life, whether you’d like to do the course work on lunch breaks, in bed, or on a picnic table on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Simply download the course modules, and learn at your own pace. Remember, instructors are still available to help when you need it.

Online courses are delivered through UofM’s online learning management system UM Learn.


Apply to the Program



1. Fill Out an Application Form


Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.
Program Application Form (PDF)

2. Gather Your Transcripts


Submit official transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

3. Submit Your Documents


Submit completed application form and transcripts to:
Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: extended@umanitoba.ca
Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

4. Register for Your Courses


You can register for courses either online or by email, mail, in person or fax.

Register by email, mail, in person or fax
Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form
Course Registration Form (PDF)

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Apply to the Program



1. Fill Out an Application Form


Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.
Program Application Form (PDF)

2. Gather Your Transcripts


Submit official transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

3. Submit Your Documents


Submit completed application form and transcripts to:
Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: extended@umanitoba.ca
Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

4. Register for Your Courses


You can register for courses either online or by email, mail, in person or fax.

Register by email, mail, in person or fax
Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form
Course Registration Form (PDF)

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Extended Education

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2
Phone: +1 204 474-8800
Toll Free: 1 888 216-7011
Fax: +1 204 474-7661
Email: extended@umanitoba.ca

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