Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

Research has shown that a quality mentor program can have an increasingly positive effect on the success of a new teacher. An effective mentor program supports the professional development of a new teacher and sustains teacher retention. In this two-hour course, participants will focus on the development of knowledge and skills needed to build positive relationships between mentors/mentees. Participants will engage in the examination of behaviors and skills focused on mentees to enhance teaching and learning as well as participate collaboratively with Administration, Instructional System Specialists, and school teams to improve teacher practice.

In this course, the participants will attend face to face sessions, participate in group discussions, complete independent and team planning, and develop and facilitate sessions on the learning topic/strategy during Mentor Meetings, Focus Collaboration Time and Team Building Time. Participants will also respond to two classmates' lesson plans on Schoology, build a toolkit for new teachers and submit a reflection paper discussing their learning and implementation of mentoring practices.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Pacific South Educators


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What You Will Learn

  • Read, reflect, and comment on readings provided by the instructor
  • Contribute to the learning community (PL) sessions by engaging in all activities and discussions
  • Build a School Mentor Binder
  • Create a lesson plan and reflection paper discussing mentor strategies


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.