Project Based Learning – Journalism for Yearbook Advisers

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Jostens Participants Only

This course is designed to enhance an educator's comfort in a journalism-focused Project Based Learning classroom.  Students will understand organizational strategies to foster creativity and productivity, ways to ensure the production of a quality product, grading and marketing.  The course will give participants the skills needed to teach a journalism course to middle/junior high and high school students.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for educators who are Yearbook/Journalism class advisers.


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What You Will Learn

  • Develop expertise in areas of desktop publishing, photography, layout design and journalism techniques
  • Classroom management skills specific to a journalism-focused Project Based Learning classroom
  • Understanding of journalism and teaching strategies in the areas of staff organization, leadership, marketing as it pertains to publishing a yearbook


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

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