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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Advanced Secondary Instruction Certificate

Certificate Description 

This certificate provides advanced coursework in curriculum and instruction for secondary (6-12) teachers. This opportunity focuses on enhancing pedagogical and curricular skills of teacher-leaders across content areas. The Advanced Secondary Instruction certificate is most appropriate for professionals who are currently in practice, working with students.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways
  • Design learning experiences incorporating digital tools and resources to maximize content learning
  • Integrate concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving
  • Plan standards-based curricula that are personalized to the diverse needs of each student
  • Monitor and improve instruction by using standards-based assessment that is systematically analyzed using multiple formative, summative, and self-assessment strategies