The School of Education offers six certificates and authorizations for both K-12 and business related venues:

RqstInfo1.jpgInstructional Design with Technology

Utilizing technology for global learning opportunities, this 12-unit certificate gives professionals grounding in the pedagogy of online and hybrid teaching and learning, from whatever current teaching or training resources they now use.  Using best practices in instructional design and technology, graduates will gain the confidence and up-to-date knowledge necessary to design, implement and teach effective online courses.  Intended for candidates with teaching background. Can be added to M.A. core content to fulfill a Master’s in Education, specialization in Teaching and Learning (MATL) or used by university faculty in fulfilling certification requirements to develop and/or teach hybrid and online courses.

For all included coursework, visit our current catalog.

Management of Instructional Design for Professionals

This 15-unit certificate prepares the professional to design and manage professional development in the workplace. Candidates will understand adult learning theory, effective instructional design and leadership for organizational success in both face to face and on-line venues. Designed for professionals new to the teaching learning environment and leadership role. Can be added to M.A. core content to fulfill a Master’s in Education, specialization in Teaching and Learning (MATL).

 For all included coursework, visit our current catalog.

Diverse and Cross-Cultural Environments

This 15-unit certificate prepares the candidate to lead academic, social and organizational venues to be knowledgeable and responsive to the social, emotional and academic needs of children, families and community members from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Graduates of the concentration will understand how issues of cognitive, social and emotional development intersect with community and cultural contexts. Can be added to M.A. core content to fulfill a Master’s in Education, specialization in Teaching and Learning (MATL).

 For all included coursework, visit our current catalog.

Teacher Leadership

The 15-unit certificate prepares current teachers with the practical skills to serve as instructional mentor, coach, department chair, clinical practice supervisor, and professional developer. With a mix of student-centered learning and adult learning theory, the holder of the Teacher Leader certificate employs effective instructional leadership and is prepared to serve the entire school community. Can be added to M.A. core content to fulfill a Master’s in Education, specialization in Teaching and Learning (MATL).

For all included coursework, visit our current catalog.

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

This added authorization is a 12-unit program for credentialed teachers who want specialized certification to teach reading in the PreK-12 setting. The program follows an explicit philosophy and purpose based on current, confirmed replicable and reliable research in literacy as referenced in the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks (Volume 1) and the California Reading/Language Arts Framework. Can be added to M.A. core content to fulfill a Master’s in Education, specialization in Teaching and Learning (MATL).