Upon successful completion of all nine BOLT modules, students are eligible to obtain an Athabasca University Certificate. To obtain the PBCTBL, BOLT students must:
Upon Program Director acceptance, students will receive the PBCTBL Certificate through Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education (CDE). Students may apply to receive their AU transcript (without fee).
The BOLT program is based on the modularization of three 3-credit MEd courses: MDDE 621, MDDE 603, and MDDE 620. Each 3-credit course has been reconstituted into three 1-credit modules. The modules maintain the same level of academic quality as the original courses, including the equivalent content, assignments, and learning outcomes. BOLT modules can be applied toward advanced standing for the equivalent MEd Course as outlined below:
Equivalency: MDDE 621 Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training
Equivalency: MDDE 603 Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory
Equivalency: MDDE 620 Technology in Education and Training
To ladder into the Master of Education in Distance Education Program, BOLT students must:
Upon acceptance by the Program Director into the Masters Program, a $200 admission fee is required.
Completion of the modules may influence salary qualifications. Students may apply to receive their AU transcript (without fee).
For more information regarding salary evaluation processes, please contact the Alberta Teacher Qualification Service.
In BOLT modules, 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 BOLT.
Updated October 16 2017 by CDE