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Athabasca University

Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning*
Program Regulations

* This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (PBCTBL).

Completion Time Limits

Students have a maximum of two years from their first registration as a program student to complete the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL) program.

Program Delivery

The program is offered during three semesters each year. The fall semester begins the second Monday in September. The winter semester begins the second Monday in January. The spring/summer session begins the last Monday in April. Each semester is 13 weeks in length. All course work should be completed during the semester periods. Extensions to these timelines may be granted, if circumstances warrant (refer to Course Regulations and Procedures).

Program Status

To maintain program status, students must complete six credits of course work during each academic year (September 1 to August 31).

In core courses, the lowest acceptable grade is B-. Students who receive a grade lower than B-, or receive more than one grade of B- or lower, may be required to withdraw from the program.

In elective courses, the lowest acceptable grade is C+. Students who receive a grade lower than C+, or receive more than one grade of C+ or lower, may be required to withdraw from the program.

Residency

To meet the residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of two courses (six credits) through Athabasca University.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete nine credits (three courses) in the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL).

There are no prerequisites for the technology courses.

Laddering

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL) program successfully, may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (GDDET) or the Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program.

If admitted, credits completed by the student towards the GCTBL will be accepted for credit towards the GDDET or MEd degree in accordance with the program regulations.

Program Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from the program by submitting their request in writing to the program director. Students who withdraw may be re-enrolled in the program by following the application procedures. Students requesting re-admission to the program will be competing against all other applicants and will not receive special consideration.

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.

Updated June 11 2019 by laurab

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