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The Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate helps new teachers develop a classroom management approach and offers experienced teachers the opportunity to improve their existing practices. Good classroom management is necessary to create an effective learning environment for ALL students. Our classroom management certificate was designed to help teachers learn how to make the classroom a place where both you and your students can focus on educational goals and be successful. Using specialized tools and strategies, you will learn how to help students become more engaged through intrinsic motivation and encourage positive intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships at school, home, and within the community.
Complete three required courses and choose one elective course for a total of 11 units to earn a professional certificate in Effective Classroom Management Solutions. The certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters.
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Classroom Management course helps teachers create a student friendly learning environment with clear expectations, stimulating and accessible materials, and appropriate teaching methods
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Online Self-Paced: 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. 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. 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 three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Enroll in courses individually or opt to pursue the certificate by taking all required courses, while earning graduate-level extension credits.
You can expect the following from online self-paced courses:
You can expect the following from our online classroom management courses:
K-12 teachers interested in learning how to improve their current classroom management plan and implement positive change to promote student learning.
Here are some of the primary benefits of completing the USD Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate program:
The course is very informative and beneficial not only to learners but also to educators to help them understand students better. The course assignments kept me going. Keep up the great work!
Our instructors, most of whom hold advanced degrees, are experienced practitioners and subject matter experts who engage each student in a stimulating and participative learning environment. Their years of classroom experience allow them to share their specialized knowledge to participants on how to engage different learning styles and foster an inclusive and positive learning environment for everyone.
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.
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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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