What are effective strategies to help the current generation of students learn? How does today’s technology impact student learning? Understanding how students learn and how their brains develop and function are key to enhancing academic performance. These courses provide you with a glimpse into the young mind and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage to promote successful learning. They also give you strategic tools and techniques for use both inside and outside of the classroom.
Online 2-Unit professional growth course for K-12 educators that focuses on creativity anxiety awareness and how to reduce it to increase achievement, innovation and performance.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
This online self-paced professional growth course gives educators the background of how we form habits, how to create better habits to increase efficiency, learning and joy in the classroom.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the New Student Orientation and your online course.
This course is an online professional growth course for educators that want to learn Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) to enhance student learning in Math
Creating a Culture of Thinking Metacognition in the Classroom is an online course for educators that promotes critical thinking and student engagement in the classroom
Online course for educators that promotes deeper learning/thinking of concept-based curriculum allowing for students to connect to content.
The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning through Creativity and Connections is an online three-unit course for K-12 and community college teachers seeking to refresh curriculum with innovation and to inspire creativity within their students
This is a two-unit online self-paced course for K-8 educators that teach math and want to promote a positive mindset with their students with routines
Teaching with the Brain in Mind is an online course for educators that balances research and theory of brain function with successful tips and strategies for use both in and outside of the classroom
Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Enroll in one or more courses in this series to earn graduate level extension credits.
You can expect the following from Online Self-Paced courses:
Grade K-12 teachers who want to make teaching more effective by understanding how their students learn.
Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the education field — including adult education — are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, adult learning institutions and programs are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your teaching skill set all the more important. By growing your expertise in a wide variety of educational concepts, you will broaden your career prospects and become a valuable asset in any learning environment.
District Level Professional Development ProviderInstructional CoachAcademic DirectorConference SpeakerWorkplace TrainerContinuing Education Instructor Anyone interested in leading other adults through trainings, workshops, or presentations.
Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.
Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.
You have five years to complete the certificate.
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Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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The education industry is always changing and evolving, perhaps now more than ever. Learn how you can be prepared by downloading our eBook.
The Beginning Teachers Series is designed for those who are new to teaching, as well as those wanting to advance their teaching career. Beginning teachers will receive an introduction to teaching with these beginning teachers courses.
Learn how to teach remotely with our series of courses for training online teachers.
Classroom management is an essential skill for both new and experienced teachers. USD’s classroom management certificate is designed to help teachers learn how to make the classroom a place where both you and your students can focus on educational goals in a positive environment.
Browse over 500+ educator courses and numerous certificates to enhance your curriculum and earn credit toward salary advancement.