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EDUC/527

Continuing Education for Teachers

TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course prepares participants to incorporate critical thinking strategies in the classroom. Opportunities are provided to implement critical thinking skills into the curriculum and learning environment. Participants determine instructional and assessment strategies for thinking critically across disciplines.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Define critical thinking.
  • Identify components of the critical thinking process.
  • Analyze the value of critical thinking in the classroom.
  • Examine the principles of teaching for understanding as related to critical thinking.
  • Apply the principles of teaching for understanding.
  • Identify ways that critical thinking skills can be used to engage and motivate students in a culturally responsive environment.
  • Identify critical thinking strategies for diverse learners.

  • Determine the need for inquiry-based learning.
  • Identify ways to include inquiry-based learning in the classroom.
  • Identify critical thinking strategies that can be used in the classroom.
  • Evaluate collaborative strategies that support critical thinking.
  • Develop lessons that incorporate inquiry and critical thinking skills.

  • Incorporate critical thinking strategies in the content areas.
  • Justify the use of critical thinking in the content areas.
  • Explain how critical readers interact with text.
  • Analyze how integrated instruction develops critical thinking skills.
  • Integrate critical thinking skills into the curriculum and learning environment.

  • Identify tools for assessing critical thinking.
  • Evaluate strategies for assessing critical thinking.
  • Develop an assessment tool for assessing critical thinking skills.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) 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 Credits

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

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.