Part-timeEvaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time online

Location update: In-person courses have been moved to online-supported delivery through August 31, 2021. 

The first course is four days long and offered online from Wednesday to Saturday. The other courses are usually six weeks long and offered online. 

*Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 
Duration We offer this program every year, from September to June. The program is designed to be completed within 10 months, but you have up to three years to finish. You may also register for most courses individually when space is available.
Courses There are five required courses and a capstone/mentorship course
Learning materials All required readings will either be provided or will be available through the SFU Library. 
Tuition Tuition is based on individual course fees.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline We accept qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue to accept applications if space permits. Since the program can fill quickly, we recommend applying and registering for your courses early to secure your seat.

Upcoming program

Location Class dates Payment Application status
Online Sept 16, 2020-June 26, 2021    You may choose to pay as you go, but your seat in a course is not reserved until we receive your payment. Apply online

Study with other professionals

Flexible scheduling

We have designed our curriculum to meet the scheduling needs of a working professional. After meeting in Vancouver in September for the first course, you can access the remaining courses from wherever you have a computer with an internet connection. Your course materials will be available 24/7, and assignment deadlines are posted well in advance.

Interactive environment

Studying online doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on interaction with others. You will work through the program with a cohort—a group of peers from different geographical and professional backgrounds who share their experiences, ideas and expertise. Additionally, you may contact your classmates and instructors through Canvas, our online learning management system.

Coursework: what to expect

Learn hands-on

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. The workload varies with each course, but you should be prepared to spend about 10 hours a week on reading, online discussions, practical assignments and supplementary activities such as watching assigned videos. You’ll also complete a major project and presentation for your capstone assignment.

Work at your own pace

In the online courses, you will set your own coursework hours, following posted assignment and discussion timelines. Occasionally, your instructor may schedule a special guest speaker at a specific date and time. We recognize, however, that you have many competing responsibilities, so participation in synchronous meetings or events is not a required part of the program.

English language requirements

To meet the demands of the program, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Technical information

You’ll access online courses through Canvas, our online learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.

Assessment and graduation  

Your coursework will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis at the end of each course. A 'Pass' indicates that you have satisfactorily completed all course requirements and demonstrated a high level of understanding and relevant competencies. To receive the Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate, you will need to successfully complete all courses within a three-year period.