The New Art and Science of Teaching

1-3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Teaching is an art and a science. Marzano (2017) states that “the more skill the classroom teacher has with the instructional strategies that research and theory have uncovered over the decades, the better the teacher will be able to create lessons that optimize student learning.” In this course, participants will unpack 10 teacher actions that contribute to the development of students’ mental state and processes that promote learning.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 to 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours, choose one section only

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between teacher actions and student mental state and processes
  • Demonstrate understanding of the 10 teacher actions/ that contribute to student learning
  • Articulate the relationship between the 10 teacher actions and DoDEA’s definition of and walkthrough indicators for excellent instruction (LWT 2.0)
  • Identify ways to embed key instructional strategies into lessons
  • Engage in school level professional discussions/professional learning sessions
  • Reflect on the process of embedding instructional strategies into lessons


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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.

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.