The Scientific Discoveries Series is designed to help you explore a scientific area and how to share your learning with students. This series allows you to dive deeper into your subject area of choice.
Online Two-Unit Course for Educators on how to teach climate change to K-12 students with the Next Generation Science Standards
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.
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 learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
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These courses are designed for Grade K-12 teachers that want to explore a scientific topic and use their learning to interest students in learning more about science.
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 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, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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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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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 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.
Enhance your students’ academic performance by understanding and leveraging how their brains develop and function in the academic setting.
These online courses for K-12 educators explore the Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, and how they can be implemented in the classroom to boost growth and achievement in science and technology.
Browse over 500+ educator courses and numerous certificates to enhance your curriculum and earn credit toward salary advancement.