MARIO Educator Level 2 Certification

1-4.5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for MARIO Framework Participants Only

This 10 week course builds upon the learning completed in the MARIO Educator Level 1 certification course and focuses specifically on improving the delivery of the evidence-based MARIO Approach through skilled one-to-one conversations. This course has a highly personalized feel as participants identify an individual learning goal that informs all aspects of their work with their MARIO coach and their peers. Throughout the course, participants engage in a design-thinking inspired iterative process where they continually grow and measure the impact of their one-to-one learning conversations with students utilizing the GoReact platform. GoReact enables participants to record their 1:1 sessions and receive detailed feedback from course peers and coaches through video annotation and rubric feedback. The emphasis of this course in on refining practice and improving efficacy of services delivered.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 - 4.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours. Participants select number of units upon checkout.

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 Special Education Teachers, Learning Support Teachers, General Educators, Content Teachers, EAL Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors.


Students must have successfully completed the MARIO Educator Certification Level 1 course prior to enrolling in this course. Participants gain the most from the course when they are either in teacher training or are actively working as teachers in K-12 settings.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price

What You Will Learn

  • Understand what makes one-to-one learning conversations effective
  • Implement the MARIO Approach in their context effectively
  • Explore ways to stay involved in the MARIO framework educator network and to continue to deepen learning through design thinking cycles
  • Identify a personal learning goal and track goal progress throughout the duration of the course, applying this learning to their unique context
  • Self-assess and improve their delivery of effective one-to-one learning conversations
  • Identify and deepen their understanding in an area of the MARIO Framework that is of particular importance to them
  • Strengthen the connection with other MARIO Educators through collaborative peer-reviewing of projects


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.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

Informative Stats and Facts


High-quality, career-building courses to choose from


In-depth, innovative, and relevant topics


Career advancing certificates

Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

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.