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our programs

We offer classes, workshops, and certificates with community-based instructors that meet your needs and are integrated into your life through face-to-face, hybrid, and online instructional platforms.

All courses include relevant field work, allowing students to bring their background and interest into their learning.

Courses carry undergraduate and graduate college credit as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

This course of study may lead to a School Principal or Teacher Leader Certificate of study and licensure in some states. Designed for educators who are also assuming duties as a school leader and/or administrator, this course will support you in your leadership skill development through direct instruction, critical conversations, supportive texts, and mentorship. Participants in this course will develop an educational philosophy and pedagogy that expresses and guides their role as leader, change agent, program developer, project coordinator, and community collaborator.  Course participants will also explore topics in student achievement, risk and fiscal management, as well as law and public policy.

availability

Rolling Admissions

Location

Online and/or Onsite

 

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

This course of study may lead to the completion of a Certificate in Critical Pedagogy and Sustainability, designed for students who are interested in gaining an educational and pedagogical foundation in relationship to sustainability.  This course introduces skills, abilities, attitudes and awarenesses needed to support the theory, practice of Critical Pedagogy and Sustainability through the exploration of Green Building, Intercultural Competence, Principles of Democratic Education, and Education for Sustainability. Based on reading, research, exploration and place-based service-oriented fieldwork in their own country of origin and/or internationally, students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their learning and preparation

Availability

Rolling Admissions

Location

Online and/or Onsite

 

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

This course provides both high school students and educators a theoretical and practical review of Project Based Learning. The course is designed for students who are exploring ways to engage in Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Service Learning as pathways to gain and teach  a variety literacies grounded in the liberal arts (Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities, and Arts and Creativity and Practical Mathematics). This class will also reinforce practical skills relating to students' evolving vision of postsecondary career and workforce development.

Students will explore resources to assist in this learning process as well as engage in field placements (e.g., practicums, internships, and apprenticeships) as appropriate to their areas of interest.  Field placements will reinforce literacies learning in this class as well as develop skills, abilities, attitudes and awarenesses relating to the theory and practice of both PBL and Service Learning. Based on this reading, research, and exploration, students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their learning and preparation in these areas.

Availability

Rolling Admissions

Location

Hybrid: Online and/or Onsite

 

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES AND TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION

This course of study may lead to the completion of a Certificate in Restorative Practices. It is designed for students who are interested in gaining an educational and pedagogical foundation in Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Education. This course introduces skills, abilities, attitudes and awarenesses needed to support the theory, practice of Critical Pedagogy and Restorative Practices Based on reading, research, exploration and place-based service-oriented fieldwork in their own country of origin and/or internationally, students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their learning and preparation.

Availability

Rolling Admissions

Location

Hybrid: Online and/or Onsite