K-12 educators and administrators in public, private or charter school environments.
What You'll Learn
- Lesson planning tips that incorporate direct instruction and project-based learning
- Higher level thinking and questioning techniques
- Best practices for classroom management
- Methods for deconstructing the CCSS into more manageable components
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Teaching positions are available in both private and public schools.
“Informative, relevant and support are just a few words which come to mind when describing my experience with the instructors of UCR Extension's programs in Education. Many of my lessons have found ways into my personal classroom curriculum, and through collaborative conferencing with peer-to-peer sharing within my district.”
Computer Literacy Teacher
Modesto City Schools
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Understanding the broad instructional practices to teaching with the Common Core State Standards. Deconstructing the standards into components such as:
- project-based learning
- real-life application opportunities
Prior to the first class session, download CA CCSS English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects andCA CCSS Mathematics
Best practices for classroom design, creating a talking and investigative culture, strategies for respectful communication, planning time and transitions, purposeful positioning and utilization of materials and manipulatives, and creating a strategically built environment.
Understanding the steps to lesson planning using the Common Core State Standards. Strategic development of lesson plans that include both direct instruction and project-based learning as complimentary instructional approaches. Developing assessments and understanding how to analyze student work.
An examination of the 6 Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, Webb's Depth of Knowledge, and the Rigor and Relevance Framework as part of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment of a highly effective Common Core State Standards classroom.
“Whatever your goal, completing a professional certificate program will give you confidence to reach for the top. Join thousands of UCR Extension students whose lives have been transformed by our programs.”
Dr. Sharon Duffy
UCR Extension Professional Studies
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