Course Description

Credit Validation for National History Day Only

This course is developed for secondary teachers and librarians who will be teaching virtually for part or all of the academic year. The course provides practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies for implementing NHD into a virtual classroom.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for secondary educators and librarians.



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What You Will Learn

  • Develop a portfolio of assignments and strategies adapted to their learners for use in a virtual or hybrid teaching environment
  • Set up an online environment to meet the needs of their students
  • Create a plan for a classroom structure for the duration of the online learning period and adapt that schedule as needed to schedule changes
  • Build a plan to introduce National History Day to their students and engage strategies for virtual research
  • Develop multimedia, classroom discussion threads, and writing strategies for the online environment
  • Create strategies to monitor student progress and give feedback
  • Work out plans for working with exceptional learners and meeting their needs as best as possible in the new environment


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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.

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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.