To receive your MCATD (Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Development), you must attend and complete all five core program modules. Once all five modules have been completed you then submit a practicum report, within the policy timeline, for successful program completion.
There are three practicum options available through MCATD
The first two practicum options offered through the MCATD (Masters Certificate in Adult Training & Development) are: Option 1: ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation (i.e. Facilitation), Evaluation) and Option 2: ID (Skill Demonstration in Instructional Design). Option 3 is our partnership with the IPL (Institute for Performance and Learning, formerly CSTD) to obtain your CTDP certification, which must include the skill demo.
Skill Demo in Instructional Design
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The CTDP Option through the MCATD Partnership with the IPL (Institute for Performance and Learning, formerly CSTD)
The third MCATD practicum option is to obtain your CTDP (Certified Training & Development Professional) designation with the IPL (Institute for Performance and Learning).
You must complete all five core modules of the MCATD program before you write the exam and submit the skill demo with the IPL, while remaining within the MCATD one year timeline for practicum completion. The CTDP Senior Portfolio Assessment does not meet the requirements of the MCATD program practicum option 3. The IPL portfolio is a submission of paperwork supporting the candidate’s career in learning and development. It is not a practical demonstration of skill.
The Institute for Performance and Learning charges a fee for certification. Please contact them directly for more information at http://performanceandlearning.ca.
If you intend to pursue this third practicum option you need to register for your practicum choice:
Please inform the program office of your intended timeline for completion and when you have obtained your CTDP designation so we can provide your MCATD masters certificate.
Completing the Practicum
1. Remitting the Practicum Fee
In order for your practicum proposal and eventually your completed practicum report to be assessed, you need to register your practicum choice here: http://seec.schulich.yorku.ca/program/masters-certificate-in-adult-training-and-development-practicum/
We must receive your payment BEFORE your proposal/practicum report can be assessed.
2. Submitting Your Practicum Proposal
You must submit an electronic copy of your practicum proposal.
Your practicum advisor will respond to you directly within TWO WEEKS. Please wait for this approval before you proceed. Payment of the practicum fee must be submitted at this time.
3. Writing Your Practicum Report
The evaluation criteria for the practicum option you have selected will help you structure your report and decide how much information to provide. Be sure to reference and include any materials required to address the evaluation criteria.
4. Submitting Your Practicum Report & Materials
To receive credit, please submit your completed practicum report electronically. Your practicum advisor will respond to you directly within ONE MONTH.
Once your completed practicum has been submitted, within your timeline of one year after the date of your last module, any request from your practicum advisor for changes or clarification must be completed and re-submitted within TWO WEEKS of the request, unless otherwise arranged with your practicum reviewer.
Role of the Practicum Advisor
The practicum advisor’s role is to evaluate your ability to apply skills you have learned during the Certificate Program, using the practicum submission as the basis for a “pass” or “incomplete” grade.
1. Reviewing and approving your practicum proposal
2. Reviewing your practicum and assigning a “pass” or “incomplete” grade
Practicum Completion Policy
The completed practicum component must be submitted within 1 year after the last of the five modules has been completed. Extensions for the practicum due date will not be considered unless there is a medical reason. One month's notice with the accompanying medical certificate is required to request an extension to the practicum due date.
Louise combines a love of learning and expertise in instructional design with exemplary management skills to provide exceptional service as a performance consultant, project manager and instructional designer. She has over 30 years experience in instructional design, and has worked closely with clients in financial services, retail, manufacturing, high technology, the non-profit sector and government. While she continues to design traditional classroom learning, her current focus is the design of e-learning and e-classroom programs.
Louise wrote the CSTD Competencies for Training and Development, which has been a top 10 business book for much of the past four years. She designed and facilitated the original Module 3 at OISE 18 years ago, and has reworked the session over the years to meet the changing needs of participants and the industry. Louise has been a Managing Partner with Benchmark Performance, a Toronto-based performance consulting and instructional design company, for the past 15 years.
Chris Hutcheson is the president of IDEA Ltd., a training solutions consultancy. A graduate of the Certificate in Adult Education - Developing Human Resources Focus program at OISE/UT, he has nearly 30 years experience in the training & development field, and has developed and conducted many workshops on presentations, trainer training and management development for a variety of private and public sector organizations. He is the author of the Learning Style Questionnaire, published by HRD Press. Chris is one of our two Practicum Supervisors. For more information, please visit www.ideaworldhq.com.