Plant the Seed of Social Changemaking with Your Students Now

changemaker is one that wants to make a change in his/her community or the world and gathers the resources to implement that change for the greater good.

The Social Changemakers Series will introduce K-12 educators to a variety of social changemakers and provide opportunities for them to learn about those that have made significant contributions to the world or their communities. Participants will take this information and design engaging, dynamic and standard-based lessons and presentations for use in the classroom. By learning more on the lives of these selected trailblazers, teachers can emphasize with their students their own ability to make positive changes in the world with passion, problem solving and innovation.

Schedule & Fees

Courses – Enroll in One or More

Course Date Units Price
Social Changemakers: Cesar Chavez [EDU-X750Q] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Online 1-unit course for K-12 teachers to design curriculum that focuses on social changemaker, Cesar Chavez, and to promote the social changemaking philosophy with students

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.

Social Changemakers: Malala Yousefazai [EDU-X751Q] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Online 1-unit course for K-12 teachers to design curriculum that focuses on social changemaker, Malala Yousefazai, and to promote the social changemaking philosophy with students

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.

Social Changemakers: Sonia Sotomayor [EDU-X752Q] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Online 1-unit course for K-12 teachers to design curriculum that focuses on social changemaker, Sonia Sotomayor, and to promote the social changemaking philosophy with students

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.

Social Changemakers: Nelson Mandela [EDU-X753Q] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Online 1-unit course for K-12 teachers to design curriculum that focuses on social changemaker, Nelson Mandela, and to promote the social changemaking philosophy with students

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.

Social Changemakers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg [EDU-X754Q] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Online 1-unit course for K-12 teachers to design curriculum that focuses on social changemaker, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and to promote the social changemaking philosophy with students

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.

Learning Method Information

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 learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

SERIES CURRICULUM

This series of courses is designed for both elementary and secondary level teachers that want to explore the lives of selected social changemakers, and who wish to incorporate their learning into curriculum, as well as providing changemaking inspiration with students.  Participants will focus on this transformational leader, spending time researching their life, and then integrating their journey into engaging, dynamic and standard-based lessons and presentations for use in the classroom.

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

This series of courses is designed for both elementary and secondary level teachers that want to explore the life of a selected social changemaker, and want to incorporate their learning into their curriculum, as well as providing changemaking inspiration with students.

Benefits of USD’s Social Changemaking series

Instructors

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.

Careers Outlook

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.

Industry Insights

10 %

Job growth

$57,220

Median salary


Career Opportunities

High School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Elementary School Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

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.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

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.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

Informative Stats and Facts

600+

Number of high-quality, career-building courses to choose from

50+

Number of in-depth, innovative, and relevant topics

25+

Career advancing certificates

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