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Professional Development Certificates

The Center for Professional Development has developed the following professional development certificates to further enhance the instructional skills of K - 12 educators. These certificates provide high quality, standards based strategies for educators to use as they continue to improve the academic achievement of their students.

For more information about each certificate program, click on the following links.

INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS ADVANCED STUDIES CERTIFICATE
The Center for Professional Development has partnered with Computer-Using-Educators (CUE), providers of CUEtoYOU professional development workshops, to offer an Innovative Educators Certificate upon successful completion of 18 units of online instruction.

Participants engage in an interactive online cohort within a 6 month period. Program includes an iPad or an Android tablet.

NOTE: Completion of this Certificate (18 units) now transfers as 9 units into the FPU Curriculum and Instruction Online Master's Degree Program: http://grad.fresno.edu/programs/master-arts-curriculum-and-teaching-fully-online-strand

Additional information about this unique certificate program is available here

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COACHING FOR EXCELLENCE & CHARACTER CERTIFICATE
Great coaches are always looking to refresh, retool and recharge their coaching insights, philosophies & strategies. These practical courses are designed to meet the professional development, continuing education, or re-certification requirements for busy coaches and teachers through online and distance learning formats. Material is presented in a way that is immediately relevant and applicable.

CERTIFICATE FOR ONLINE TEACHING
This certificate program is designed to train K-14 educators in the necessary skills to teach online effectively. Appropriate pedagogical theory, assessment and “best-practice” strategies will be explored and emphasized throughout the coursework.

Participants will gain skill in developing lessons and online activities that can be used directly with their students. The technological skills of the participant will also be enhanced through the coursework.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS CERTIFICATE
The Center for Professional Development provides the opportunity for participants enrolled in technology courses to earn a technology skills certificate upon successful completion of 12 units of instruction from the following technology skills clusters:

 
  1. Personal Productivity Applications & Integration;
  2. Multimedia Applications & Webpage Design/Integration; and
  3. Online Distance Learning.
The technology skills certificate offers evidence of proficiency, enhances a resume, and includes a letter of certification addressed to the principal or superintendent of the participant's school district. Additional technology courses are currently being developed, and will be added to these clusters as they become available.