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Continuing Education for Maryland Educators

Keep your knowledge on the cutting edge

Bring the best learning tools to your school and your students. We offer a variety of continuing education courses online that fit your busy schedule. Discover new ways to solve everyday problems and find fresh strategies and techniques to elevate the classroom experience.

The Maryland Department of Education (MD DOE) does not provide formal review of continuing education coursework.

Candidates who enroll in the remaining coursework below in order to apply those credits towards MD DOE endorsement and/or licensure renewal requirements should confirm with their state education agency and/or school district that the course will meet their state specific requirements.

Conditional Certificates and Endorsements

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on K-12 reading assessment. Participants examine various types of assessment for use in the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. Participants explore objective tests, performance assessments, and standardized testing. Topics include evaluation of curriculum and assessment, data-driven decision making, response to intervention for struggling readers, diversity and assessment, and ethical and legal considerations.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course addresses the linguistic, neurological, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors that influence readers and writers. Participants study relevant research, theories, and instructional approaches, including technology and multimedia, to support phonics as a fundamental component of effective reading, writing, and spelling programs. National and state standards in literacy and the role of phonics in students' reading and writing achievement is discussed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on methods and materials for teaching diverse elementary children to read and write well in various content areas. Participants examine current critical issues affecting content area reading and writing, including state and national assessments. Effective reading and writing strategies, vocabulary development, and technology tools, media, and print materials used to enhance children's reading and writing in the content areas are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

In this course, participants explore the teaching of reading and writing in grades 6-12 content area classrooms. Participants learn instructional strategies, comprehension strategies, vocabulary strategies, and techniques for using reading and writing to learn across content area lines. Methods for differentiating instruction as well as assessing reading and writing are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on curriculum development and instructional strategies for K-12 educators. Participants examine the history of curriculum development, the role of curriculum in education, and the alignment of curriculum to state and national standards. School reform, curriculum implementation, assessment methods, textbook and material selection, and the adaptation of technology into curriculum are also explored. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the responsibilities of educational administrators related to human resources. Participants examine three main components in human resources administration: utilization, development, and environment. Topics covered include selection, placement, induction, compensation, motivation, staff development, unionism, collective bargaining, and the legal aspects of personnel administration.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide opportunities for participants to explore the practical application of public school law, including the origin and initial intent of the writers, while recognizing their administrative limitations. Participants examine the constitutional framework and amendments, court systems, and current legal issues, as well as the effect each has on the educational environment. Landmark cases are reviewed and analyzed to develop a cognitive base for legal principles and to improve the administrative management of a school.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines the legal and ethical principles for an educational administrator. Participants will develop and refine the skills necessary to analyze and integrate constructive legal and ethical principles into their practice. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and history of law and ethics needed in the educational setting for a school administrator.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to guide participants in the practical application of current trends and strategies of school leadership and organizational culture. Participants explore the roles and responsibilities of leaders, including decision making, communication, collaboration, and conflict management. An emphasis is placed on responsiveness to legislation and the implementation of standards, including the Common Core State Standards. Participants also explore ways to facilitate positive school change.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the research, theories, and concepts related to early childhood growth and development. Participants examine the physical, motor, cognitive, language, literacy, social and emotional development of diverse children from birth through age eight. Family and cultural influences on early childhood growth and development are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

The course introduces theories and concepts in psychology that will foster academic success and provide students with opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the attributes and pedagogy specific to young children, in addition to theoretical models of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that optimize teaching and learning in the early childhood setting. Participants examine methods for designing lessons and explore effective teaching strategies to promote learning.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on mathematical methodology and assessment strategies for young children. Integration of content, appropriate instructional strategies, and curriculum and assessment planning are emphasized. Multiple perspectives of young children as learners of mathematics and current research on mathematics pedagogy are explored. Students evaluate and use instructional methods, curricular materials, technological resources, and appropriate assessment strategies. Special attention is given to using manipulatives in math instruction and developing problem-solving skills.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,194

This course focuses on understanding and using developmentally effective practices to teach and to integrate science concepts and skills in early childhood education (birth through age 8). Developing meaningful curricular content, modifications, hands-on learning experiences, and integration of early childhood content area standards are explored. A foundation in developmentally effective teaching and assessment of the content area is provided.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,194

This course provides a foundation in developmentally appropriate content and methodology for the teaching of social studies in early childhood education (birth through age 8). Teacher candidates will explore content standards, instruction and assessment strategies, technology integration, and theoretical perspectives and practices related to early childhood social studies education.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,194

This course focuses on understanding and using the visual and performing arts to promote growth and development in early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on developmentally effective practices and integration of visual arts, drama or performing arts, and dance, movement, and music across the curriculum. Assessment, modifications, accommodations, culture, and family involvement through the arts are also explored.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,194

The focus of this course is mainstreaming and inclusion of students with special needs in regular classrooms. Participants explore the history and evolution of special education, including federal legislation and related standards. Identification and referral, lesson planning, modifications and accommodations, communication and collaboration, and assessment are also examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines the role, purpose, and applications of assessment in early childhood education. Participants explore developmentally appropriate assessment techniques and strategies in early childhood education to meet the needs of diverse learners, as well as approaches to effectively select, design, and record assessments. Participants examine how to interpret and evaluate assessment outcomes to evaluate student development and to enhance curriculum planning.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides exposure to a variety of assessment techniques in early childhood education, including children with special needs. There is a focus on structured observations, use of behavioral rating scales, psycho-educational screening tests, and assessment of parent-child interactions. Formal and informal parent contacts, interviewing techniques, the use of technology in the assessment process, and referrals to school and community resources are also explored.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,194

This course addresses the linguistic, neurological, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors that influence readers and writers. Participants study relevant research, theories, and instructional approaches, including technology and multimedia, to support phonics as a fundamental component of effective reading, writing, and spelling programs. National and state standards in literacy and the role of phonics in students' reading and writing achievement is discussed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on theoretical and developmentally appropriate teaching methods in language and literacy for children from birth to age eight. Theories in language development, including second language acquisition, as well as the needs of English language learners are examined. Participants will explore research-based early literacy teaching strategies for engaging children in integrated listening, speaking, reading, and writing experiences.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on K-12 reading assessment. Participants examine various types of assessment for use in the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. Participants explore objective tests, performance assessments, and standardized testing. Topics include evaluation of curriculum and assessment, data-driven decision making, response to intervention for struggling readers, diversity and assessment, and ethical and legal considerations.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines children's literature, its various genres, and its importance in the classroom to engage students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants explore the value that children's literature adds to the lives of children and why reading matters for children, teachers, adults, society, and the world. Participants examine how to encourage children to be lifelong readers by learning about how, when, and why children read.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

The course introduces theories and concepts in psychology that will foster academic success and provide students with opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores theories, models, and strategies for teaching and learning language arts in the elementary school. Participants explore and apply strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Technology and assessment in language arts is also examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes content and process standards and pedagogical instruction that enhance learning in P-8 mathematics. Participants explore teaching mathematics through research-based practices, problem-solving, and developmentally effective instructional strategies. Participants also examine assessment techniques, technology tools, instructional leadership, diverse learning needs, and materials management.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course prepares K-8 teachers to develop a balanced and articulated elementary school science program that promotes inquiry. Participants discuss the evaluation of texts and reference materials, the development of hands-on activities and assessments, and the use of teacher-made materials and technology. Participants also evaluate resources for effective instructional strategies, including safety best practices.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This teaching methods course is designed for K-8 elementary educators who teach social studies. Participants learn to facilitate student-centered, differentiated learning. Participants explore hands-on strategies for designing and implementing cross-curricular work, integrating literacy, creating assessments, and incorporating 21st century technology to engage learners.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

The focus of this course is mainstreaming and inclusion of students with special needs in regular classrooms. Participants explore the history and evolution of special education, including federal legislation and related standards. Identification and referral, lesson planning, modifications and accommodations, communication and collaboration, and assessment are also examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course addresses the linguistic, neurological, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors that influence readers and writers. Participants study relevant research, theories, and instructional approaches, including technology and multimedia, to support phonics as a fundamental component of effective reading, writing, and spelling programs. National and state standards in literacy and the role of phonics in students' reading and writing achievement is discussed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on K-12 reading assessment. Participants examine various types of assessment for use in the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. Participants explore objective tests, performance assessments, and standardized testing. Topics include evaluation of curriculum and assessment, data-driven decision making, response to intervention for struggling readers, diversity and assessment, and ethical and legal considerations.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines children's literature, its various genres, and its importance in the classroom to engage students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants explore the value that children's literature adds to the lives of children and why reading matters for children, teachers, adults, society, and the world. Participants examine how to encourage children to be lifelong readers by learning about how, when, and why children read.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

The course introduces theories and concepts in psychology that will foster academic success and provide students with opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the pedagogy and methodology that can be used to enhance learning across content areas at the secondary level. The components of instructional planning, as well as current trends and issues in education, are examined. Participants develop and evaluate standards-based instruction, lesson delivery techniques, and assessment strategies aligned to 21st century skills.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods and strategies of teaching social studies in middle school and high school settings. Participants identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional and assessment theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that are found in various social studies courses.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides participants with the knowledge of research and standards-based pedagogical instructional practice that facilitates learning in the secondary mathematics classroom. Participants explore diversity and equity, mathematics standards and curriculum, and technology integration, as critical components of planning for and implementing mathematics instruction and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to prepare participants to teach science at the secondary school level. To meet this objective, participants explore the instructional methods in science content areas in middle level and high school settings. Participants identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that affect the science classroom.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

The focus of this course is mainstreaming and inclusion of students with special needs in regular classrooms. Participants explore the history and evolution of special education, including federal legislation and related standards. Identification and referral, lesson planning, modifications and accommodations, communication and collaboration, and assessment are also examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

In this course, participants explore the teaching of reading and writing in grades 6-12 content area classrooms. Participants learn instructional strategies, comprehension strategies, vocabulary strategies, and techniques for using reading and writing to learn across content area lines. Methods for differentiating instruction as well as assessing reading and writing are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of assessment in the K-12 special education classroom. Participants focus on assessing learners with special needs, with an emphasis on measuring a learner's abilities and diagnosing his or her strengths and needs. Commonly used tests and evaluation systems used in public school special education programs are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides educators with an overview of speech and language disorders. Participants examine language acquisition and development; language disorders; speech, articulation, and phonological disorders; voice, swallowing, and fluency disorders; and hearing disorders. Classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, and augmentative and alternative technologies are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

In this course, participants explore the teaching of reading and writing in grades 6-12 content area classrooms. Participants learn instructional strategies, comprehension strategies, vocabulary strategies, and techniques for using reading and writing to learn across content area lines. Methods for differentiating instruction as well as assessing reading and writing are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the role of the special education teacher in transitioning adolescents with disabilities into adult living. The course examines student transition between the educational setting, the home environment, and employment and community environments. Emphasis is placed on the needs of adolescents with cognitive and behavioral disorders in secondary school special education programs.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides K-12 educators with an overview of severe disabilities. Participants examine the categories and characteristics of severe disabilities including impairments, injuries, and disorders. Special education laws, teaching strategies, assessment, placement options, augmentative and assistive technology, communication and collaboration among stakeholders, and cultural considerations are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of teaching methods used in the K-12 special education classroom, with an emphasis on teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities. Participants examine effective pedagogical practices, multi-tiered systems of supports, positive behavior supports, and the importance of collaboration.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the interrelationships of varied services for students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of students with disabilities by working with parents, professionals, and community services to develop collaborative and productive professional relationships.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to inform educators about the power of effective communication through awareness, understanding, and implementation. Emphasis is on communication competencies, interpersonal communication, active listening, the use of technology, and written, verbal, and nonverbal communication

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an overview for working with exceptional learners, ages 3 years to 21 years. Participants explore methods to instruct and assess learners with special needs and create individualized education programs. Historical perspectives, special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the research, theories, and concepts related to early childhood growth and development. Participants examine the physical, motor, cognitive, language, literacy, social and emotional development of diverse children from birth through age eight. Family and cultural influences on early childhood growth and development are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of assessment in the K-12 special education classroom. Participants focus on assessing learners with special needs, with an emphasis on measuring a learner's abilities and diagnosing his or her strengths and needs. Commonly used tests and evaluation systems used in public school special education programs are examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides educators with an overview of speech and language disorders. Participants examine language acquisition and development; language disorders; speech, articulation, and phonological disorders; voice, swallowing, and fluency disorders; and hearing disorders. Classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, and augmentative and alternative technologies are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course addresses the linguistic, neurological, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors that influence readers and writers. Participants study relevant research, theories, and instructional approaches, including technology and multimedia, to support phonics as a fundamental component of effective reading, writing, and spelling programs. National and state standards in literacy and the role of phonics in students' reading and writing achievement is discussed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on K-12 reading assessment. Participants examine various types of assessment for use in the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. Participants explore objective tests, performance assessments, and standardized testing. Topics include evaluation of curriculum and assessment, data-driven decision making, response to intervention for struggling readers, diversity and assessment, and ethical and legal considerations.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines children's literature, its various genres, and its importance in the classroom to engage students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants explore the value that children's literature adds to the lives of children and why reading matters for children, teachers, adults, society, and the world. Participants examine how to encourage children to be lifelong readers by learning about how, when, and why children read.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course helps prepare participants to support the development and learning of young and diverse students with special needs. Participants learn the basic foundations and principles of early childhood special education, including diagnosis and monitoring, ethics, and assessment. Best practices for classroom management, behavior modification techniques, and effective ways to communicate with families are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of teaching methods used in the K-12 special education classroom, with an emphasis on teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities. Participants examine effective pedagogical practices, multi-tiered systems of supports, positive behavior supports, and the importance of collaboration.  

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides K-12 educators with an overview of severe disabilities. Participants examine the categories and characteristics of severe disabilities including impairments, injuries, and disorders. Special education laws, teaching strategies, assessment, placement options, augmentative and assistive technology, communication and collaboration among stakeholders, and cultural considerations are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the vertical alignment of national, state, and local mathematics standards used to deliver content instruction in the area of mathematics to learners with exceptional learning needs. In addition, this course will provide participants with the opportunity to examine and analyze strategies that support learner development, learner differences, content knowledge, application of content, assessment, planning instruction, and professional practices.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to inform educators about the power of effective communication through awareness, understanding, and implementation. Emphasis is on communication competencies, interpersonal communication, active listening, the use of technology, and written, verbal, and nonverbal communication

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

(1) Does not include practicum and may require additional credits.

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