Part-time, in class and online Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate
|Format||Part-time in Vancouver and online|
The first course is four days long and offered face-to-face from Wednesday to Saturday in Vancouver. The other courses are usually six weeks long and offered online.
|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)|
June 24, 2020
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.
|Location||Class dates||Payment||Application status|
|Vancouver||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
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.
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
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.
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.