Deepen Your Expertise in Educational Practice
If you’d like to expand your knowledge of curriculum and instruction without having to complete a dissertation, the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) may be a good choice for you.
The program includes 60 credits of graduate courses and provides opportunities for you to network and develop your professional reputation by participating in faculty research projects and attending research seminars.
Specializations include: learning, teaching, and teacher education; learning sciences and technology; language and technology; literacy, language, and culture; science and mathematics education; TESOL and second language acquisition; and society, equity, and social studies.
- Principles of Curriculum Development
- Principles of Instruction
- Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction
Five courses in your chosen field of study.
Choose electives in your area of interest.
Study methods of teaching across disciplines and differences that value student and teacher voices as important sources of knowledge and understanding.
Conduct cross-disciplinary research that investigates new learning processes, models, programs, and systems enabled by innovative designs of technology.
Examine the ways language is used within and around educational technologies, and how discourse shapes instructional environments, learning processes, and outcomes.
Research correlations between literacy, language, and culture in language learning and the role of cultural and linguistic practices in school-based and out-of-school learning.
Focus on topics related to teaching K-12 and post-secondary science and mathematics, such as mathematical play, gaming and modeling, and computing education.
Explore concepts in second language acquisition including pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, intercultural communication, and multilingualism.
Examine how K-12 education and social studies coursework can help foster just and equitable societies. Research areas include civic engagement, democratic classrooms, history education, and socially responsible teaching.
Graduates of the certificate in advanced studies often pursue careers in which they can work on improving course content and instructional methods in K-12 classrooms and other educational settings to help students achieve success.
Program alumni are employed by public and private schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies with job titles such as: Curriculum manager, Education administrator, Training specialist, Program director, Teacher
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
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