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EDUC/528

Continuing Education for Teachers

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR EDUCATORS

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 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. Participants analyze instructional strategies and study the effect of ethics, the role of diversity, and effective communication styles for use with students, parents, and other stakeholders to promote a positive learning environment.

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

  • Distinguish between the domains and roles of communication in education.
  • Compare verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Analyze teacher and student expectations of interpersonal communication.
  • Apply effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Identify communication techniques to support a positive learning climate.
  • Describe how to use communication techniques to handle challenges in the classroom.
  • Explain the role of diversity within a classroom.
  • Address communication concerns regarding sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, racism, and ableism in 21st century education.
  • Apply the concepts of ethics and diversity as they relate to communication in the classroom.

  • Analyze listening skills and barriers to effective listening.
  • Explain the importance of verbal delivery in the classroom.
  • Explain the importance of nonverbal functions in the classroom.
  • Apply communication competencies.

  • Identify methods to communicate instruction.
  • Describe discussion methods to engage learners.
  • Explain the value of group communication for learning.
  • Integrate technology to support individual and group communication for learning.

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.