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EDUC/545

Family Engagement & Community Involvement

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

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Total credits

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Course length

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16 Nov 2021

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Family Engagement & Community Involvement

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course focuses on family engagement and community involvement in K-12 education. Participants examine strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with culturally diverse parents, families, and communities. The emphasis is on building relationships, family outreach, and developing an understanding and appreciation of families from diverse backgrounds. Participants explore methods to improve communication and collaboration to support learning, and explore ways to connect students, parents, families, and schools with the community. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Communicating With Parents and Families

  • Examine ways to promote regular, two-way, meaningful communication between parents, families, and schools.
  • Explore ways to promote an atmosphere for parents and families so that they feel welcome, valued, and connected to school staff.
  • Discuss strategies for working with students, parents, and families from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
  • Determine methods to improve parent-teacher conferences.

Collaborating with Families and the School Community

  • Discuss the characteristics of effective collaboration.
  • Explore ways to foster collaboration and involvement between parents, families, and schools.
  • Identify approaches to promote school–home connections.
  • Describe ethical issues to consider when working with parents and families.
  • Synthesize current research findings on school and community relations.
  • Assess the demographics, dynamics, issues, and trends of a diverse school community and the implications for partnerships and collaborations.
  • Explore ways to promote collaboration of parents, families, and schools with the community.
  • Describe ethical issues to consider when working with community groups.
  • Develop a multifaceted plan that enables the community and school to serve each other to develop relevant and needed services.

Collaborating With the Business Community

  • Examine a school’s current partnerships with business groups in the community.
  • Identify opportunities for establishing partnerships with community businesses.
  • Describe ethical issues to consider when working with business groups.
  • Create a process for building and maintaining a reciprocal partnership with community businesses.

Empowerment, Advocacy, and Decision Making

  • Describe ways to empower parents and families to advocate for their children.
  • Explain ways to promote an equal partnership between parents, families, and schools with regard to decision making.
  • Examine ways to get parents and families involved in informing, influencing, and creating school policies, practices, and programs.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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(866) 354-1800

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Why UOPX

Why take courses at
University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.