Modern Methods for Specialized Journalism Instruction

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Jostens Participants Only 

Learn, network and re-energize at the truly outstanding, definitely worth-your-time Jostens Adviser University. A premier continuing education opportunity for journalism advisers, Jostens Adviser University offers an experience relevant to beginning and experienced advisers. A wide-range of classes focused on practical teaching strategies and methodologies, as well as opportunities for networking make JAU a truly outstanding workshop.

Participants will select one of five specialized content tracks for focused instruction (content, photography, leadership/management, new adviser, specialized programs). Each track and elective has a written component to reflect on learning.

Additionally, there is a portfolio assignment that has attendees approach their learning with a hands-on, proactive approach. Making plans that they will directly implement in the classroom in the coming year. Attendee can repeat this course, selecting a different track each time.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Middle and High School Journalism Educators.


Bachelors Degree

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What You Will Learn

  • Prepared and motivated to implement tangible strategies to improve your yearbook program
  • Acquire real-life insights and proven ideas from master advisers
  • Build a lasting network of educators and students from across North America


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.

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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.