San Diego State University was founded in 1897 as a training facility for teachers, and remains committed to the standard of excellence it has demonstrated over more than 120 years of service. Our instructors are graduates of and expert instructors in SDSU education programs, and all are subject matter experts and leaders in their field. Graduate-level, extension credit courses appear on an SDSU transcript are appropriate for salary advancement.
Estimated Cost
$221/Unit
Min. Completion Time
15 Hours/Unit
Course Format
Online

 

Courses Units Cost 19SU
Understanding At-Risk Youth: A Social Context 3 $663 6/15-8/10
Balancing Tech Use to Increase Student Retention 3 $663 6/15-7/13
Designing a Technology-Driven Classroom 3 $663 7/13-8/10
Cultural Competence: A Field Study 3 $663 7/13-9/7
Redefine Instruction with a Flipped Classroom 1 $221 8/10-8/24

Prices and dates subject to change.

For additional information please email educators.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-0845.

Courses

2019 Spring2019 Summer2019 Fall
ED 0997.102 Resilience: Individual, Family, School and Community
This course examines prevention and intervention theory and practice in educational settings including schools and out-of-school learning contexts. The course will cover theoretical perspectives on risk, resilience and competence in childhood and adolescence and perspectives on understanding, implementing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs. Throughout the course students examine, discuss and reflect upon the effectiveness of prevention/intervention strategies and programs. Questions regarding how race and culture, SES, and home, school, and community contexts interact with prevention and intervention are addressed. Students learn supports and barriers to the development of youth competence in various developmental areas including: achievement and learning, mental and physical health, and behavioral competence.
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Instructors
Tanis Starck
2019 Summer
ED 0997.155 Understanding At-Risk Youth: A Social Context
This course is designed to address and discuss the cultural and social-emotional effects of living in heavily gang and drug impacted environments have on the perspectives and values of youth we serve.
Course Date(s)
June 15 - August 10
$663
Instructors
Tanis Starck
2019 Fall
ED 0997.171 Redefine Instruction with a Flipped Classroom
The influx of devices into our schools has expanded the instructional opportunities available to teachers. The flipped learning concept involves creating custom computer-screen videos that can be harnessed by teachers to maximize class time, personalize learning, and increase efficiency. This course will explore the various ways the elements of a flipped classroom can be integrated into traditional and blended classes. Additionally, students will learn how to plan, create, and deliver screencast videos.
Course Date(s)
August 10 - August 24
2019 Summer
ED 0997.172 Balancing Technology Use to Increase Student Retention
Smartphone addiction and its many distracting effects in the classroom and our personal lives is finally coming to light. With a curriculum based on the research of author and SDSU Psychology Professor Jean M. Twenge, this course will demonstrate how to minimize smartphone distraction, balance classroom technology use, and create community by re-humanizing the classroom experience for empowering cognitive retention.
Course Date(s)
June 15 - July 13
2019 Summer
ED 0997.173 Designing a Technology-Driven Classroom
If used well, technology has the power to enhance, amplify, and redefine today’s classroom. This course will explore how technology-based tools and strategies can be integrated into the classroom to support all students, build engagement, and provide innovative learning experiences. Learn how to use digital tools for formative assessments, to promote creativity and critical thinking using web and iOS apps, and build inclusive digital activities.
Course Date(s)
July 13 - August 10
ED 0997.23 Cultural Competence for Educators in a Changing World
This capstone course critically assesses issues related to teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings, and will enable participants to integrate their acquired knowledge of cultural competency to the programs within their schools. Participants will present their professional identity, cultural self-awareness, equitable educational practices, and cultural competence policies they have incorporated into their classrooms through the development of a Reflective Learning Portfolio.
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Instructors
Tanis Starck
2019 Summer
ED 0997.69 Cultural Competence: A Field of Study
Participants will explore definitions in diversity and culture; identify awareness of personal stages of cultural competence; practice skills in cross-cultural communication; participate in practical learning experiences for skill development in culturally competent strategies and application; and develop an action plan towards becoming culturally competent, both individually and in their classroom.

This foundation course will enhance participants' abilities to understand, evaluate, and provide culturally sensitive and competent services to members of diverse groups. This course gives participants the opportunity to reflect upon their own cultural development and to be more sensitive to others. Participants will engage in an experiential model of learning to include lecture, demonstration, case studies, and individual and small group interaction, to stimulate participants' engagement and practical learning.
Course Date(s)
July 13 - September 7
$663
Instructors
Tanis Starck