The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's foremost provider of university-based adult education. With close to 20,000 annual distance enrolments, The Chang School is also a leader in online education, offering 377 online courses, most of which are degree-credit. Fourteen of our career-focused certificate programs can be completed entirely at a distance, while 21 of them are available in a hybrid, online/in-class format.
We currently develop more than 40 new online courses a year, and our course design is consistently recognized for its quality and relevance. Chang School courses are developed based on multicultural, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional principles that allow learners to compete on the global stage. Our courses are highly interactive, allowing learners to successfully practice techniques, further develop critical thinking, link to more in-depth reference materials, and apply theory to practice.
Our online courses provide opportunities for active and critical learning, with ongoing opportunities for self-assessment and facilitation throughout the learning process. Courses relate the learner's prior knowledge and experience to new material; promote an open and positive environment that allows for social learning; allow for authentic problem-based learning that prepares learners for real world situations; and present information in a variety of ways, using rich media, where appropriate, to engage the learner's emotions.
Courses at The Chang School are offered in the following areas:
Ryerson University Academic and Education Counselling
Counsellors assist students with educational planning and decision-making, both as undergraduates and in relation to graduate and professional studies.
Ryerson University Career Counselling
Professional counsellors are available to provide Ryerson full and part-time degree students with one-on-one career and/or educational planning assistance. Students will have an opportunity to conduct a comprehensive self-assessment and learn a variety of strategies for researching the worlds of paid work and education.
Ryerson University Library & Archives
Ryerson has a mobile library as well as a searchable catalogue, research skills workshops, and more.
Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services
Ryerson provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.
Ryerson Students' Union
Gives Ryerson students access to a health and dental plan, tax clinics, discount transit pass, grad photos and more.
Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR)
CESAR represents over 16,000 students registered in continuing education, distance education, off-campus, and part-time degree courses at Ryerson University.
CESAR members also pool their resources with over 500,000 students across Ontario and Canada through the Canadian Federation of Students to access cost-saving services and advocacy at both the provincial and national levels.
Ryerson University Academic Success Centre
Ryerson offers free drop-in tutoring for students. Strategists for each Faculty are available to see students during drop-in hours.