MARIO Educator Level 2 Certification

Course Available
4.5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for MARIO Framework Participants Only

This 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: 4.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for current K-12 general, special educators, and EAL educators, as well as administrators.


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.

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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X766U – 002 04 Mar 202313 May 2023 4.5 $355

MARIO Educator Level 2 Certification

04 Mar 202313 May 2023
Credit Validation

Course Format: Online

Audience: K-12 teachers all disciplines and administrators

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: March 11, 2023 (11:59pm PT)

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


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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.

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