Individual Enrollment:  Professional Development Certification (Alt Cert)

     
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Participants must take all the courses listed below, in addition to meeting other district-specific requirements. We recommend taking courses in the order listed. Participants must also complete one 60-hour ESOL course. Check with your district to select the course from our ESOL page.
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Classroom Management Syllabus

Explore the need for a proactive management system and design management tools for the classroom. Learn management strategies, explore a maintenance program, and develop routines for the beginning and ending of class.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 06, 2017 - March 05, 2017    
       March 13, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 02, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 06, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Professional Practices for Educators Syllabus

Practice decision making skills on issues such as school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics in this video-based course.
Credit Hours: 5 Cost: $25.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - February 26, 2017    
       March 13, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       April 01, 2017 - April 14, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 18, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017    

Student Advocacy and Legal Issues Syllabus

Explore the teacher's role as student advocate. Examine the ethical expectations and obligations. Investigate the legal issues of district policies, state statutes, and federal guidelines.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 12, 2017    
       March 13, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - April 30, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 02, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 30, 2017    
       August 14, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

Foundations of Assessment Syllabus

Learn to use classroom assessments to shape teaching and learning. Explore assessments that address the intent of a targeted standard.
Credit Hours: 10 Cost: $50.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 05, 2017    
       March 13, 2017 - April 02, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - April 30, 2017    
       May 15, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       August 14, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Standards-Based Lesson Planning Syllabus

Use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning. Examine the Curriculum-Assessment-Instruction (CAI) Model and design a lesson that aligns assessment and instruction to selected standards. Note: Access to students is required to complete this course.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017    
       March 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 07, 2017     Requires student contact.
       May 01, 2017 - June 04, 2017     Requires student contact.
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017     Course requires student contact!

Implementing Reading, Writing, & Math Strategies Syllabus

Investigate and implement a variety of teaching strategies that make the processes of reading, writing, and math computations visible to the learner. Note: Access to students is required to complete this course.
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017    
       March 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - May 14, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - June 04, 2017     Requires student contact.
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017     Course requires student contact!

Enhancing the Classroom with Technology Syllabus

Investigate teacher tools, resources, and ideas for managing the classroom technology environment. Enrich the classroom experience as you learn to use the suggested activities and helpful hints that are aligned to the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017    
       March 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 09, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 13, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

Learning Theory and Practice Syllabus

Investigate how we learn, remember, and recall information. Examine characteristics of learners at different stages of development. Evaluate instructional practices that support learners' various needs.
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       February 13, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       March 06, 2017 - April 16, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 14, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - June 11, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 16, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 20, 2017    
       August 07, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 15, 2017    

Reading 2: Research-Based Practices (60) Syllabus

Discover how to scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Engage in the systematic problem-solving process.
Credit Hours: 60 Cost: $300.00
   Current Sections Available:
       January 30, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       February 27, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       March 20, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       April 17, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       May 15, 2017 - June 25, 2017     Fast paced section- 6 wks.
       May 15, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       June 12, 2017 - August 20, 2017    
       June 26, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       July 17, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       August 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017