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Continuing Education for North Carolina Teachers

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Continuing Education for North Carolina Teachers

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. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) approved the following University of Phoenix programs for Residency Licensure pathway:

Common Continuing Education Courses

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction does not provide formal review of continuing education course work. In North Carolina, we commonly see enrollments in the following courses:

This course focuses on the five key themes of English language arts and literacy and English language development instruction: making meaning, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills in multiple subject classrooms. Candidates apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop learning and critical thinking skills in their learners.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $1,620

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 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.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course examines developmentally-effective strategies used to create a positive and active early childhood learning environment for young children, birth through age 8. Topics include classroom management techniques, motivational strategies for young children, family/school relationships, instructional planning and assessment, and arranging an effective learning space. Participants develop a classroom management plan for an early childhood setting.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides a foundation of curriculum and instruction in early childhood education, from a historical and theoretical perspective through the application of current developmentally-appropriate best practices. Participants discover lesson plan development and methodologies for instruction. Additionally, strategies for assessment, diversity of populations, and the importance of collaborative partnerships with family and community are also explored.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 5 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: 5 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 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 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

The courses in our Continuing Teacher Education course collection are not eligible for federal financial aid. State agencies issue certifications and regulate licensure requirements; therefore, if you have questions about your specific state’s recertification and/or endorsement needs please contact your state agency. Individuals who purchase these courses for ongoing licensure requirements or endorsements are purchasing single courses and are not enrolled in a program. Courses from our Continuing Teacher Education collection are not eligible to apply to your degree program at University of Phoenix.

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