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Whether you're a lifelong learner or you want to develop the skills and knowledge that can prepare you to be more successful in your career, University of Phoenix can help. We offer a range of individual courses, noncredit professional development and test-preparation, as well as certificate programs.

You'll quickly build the skills and knowledge you need to take on new challenges — while feeling like part of a learning environment designed to support your professional and educational growth. Every one of our hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses provides you with the real-world experience of our faculty members, small class sizes and curriculum that’s state-of-the-art. Select online courses to help make learning convenient for your schedule, or choose to take courses on campus where available. Most courses have frequent start dates year-round, and can be completed in as little as five to nine weeks.

Find out how you might benefit from continuing education at University of Phoenix by calling 866.484.1815 to speak with a representative today or request more information here.


Action Research And Evaluation

This course examines action research and its role in decision-making and in educational practices. Students are introduced to various types of action research and to the elements of the action research process, including identifying a problem, determining a problem statement and a purpose, conducting a literature review, planning for the collection and the analysis of data, and creating a plan o...
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Administration Of Special Programs

This course provides an overview of various federal, state, non-profit, and private funding programs and grants. Candidates study the components and requirements of these programs, practice grant-writing skills, and participate in field experiences related to special programs administration. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a de...
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Benefit Plan Fundamentals

Offering employee benefits is critical in today's economy and workforce as they often create a competitive edge for the employer. Human resource professionals must understand the importance of employee benefits and how they impact the organization. In this course, students will understand growth of employee benefits, identify legislation surrounding benefits and differentiate what is mandatory a...
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Biological Basis Of Behavior/physiological Issues

This course examines the biological foundations of human functioning in relationship to cognition, emotions and mental health. It includes an overview of neuro-anatomy, biochemistry, and main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn how the underlying biological aspects of human functioning affect processes of adjustment and well-being ...
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Business And Facilities Management

In this course, candidates study the processes for managing business functions and school facilities. Principal candidates study school budgeting and accounting procedures and examine issues regarding facilities management. Principal candidates also participate in field experiences related to business and facilities management. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to ...
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Complexities Of Employment Law And Relations

Human resource professionals are responsible for understanding and applying employment law regulations within an ogranization resulting in positive employee and employer relations. This course explores federal laws and regulations that impact employee and labor relations in the workplace. Students will identify employement legistlation as it relates to: employee and employer relations, the devel...
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Critical Issues In Education

This course is designed to allow students to explore current educational issues and innovations in the context of their social and philosophical foundations. By analyzing these controversial topics and their impact on education in today's society, students utilize critical thinking techniques to make philosophical decisions and take a stand on the issues. Changing social conditions, cultural inf...
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Differentiating Fmla And Ada

Leaves of absence for employees are determined by an organizations compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a human resource professional, understanding an employer's obligations under these laws is important to decreasing exposure to liability. In this course, students will identify the differences and similarities between FMLA an...
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Education Finance And Budgeting

This course examines the concepts and theories that form the foundation of public school finance in America such as taxation, revenue sources, legislative issues, risk management, and other associated school finance considerations. The practical application of these concepts and theories will be experienced in the development of district or school budget planning and development. This graduate-...
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Employee Motivation And Engagement

A motivated and engaged employee paves the way to successful business results and saves an organization time and money. Human resource professionals align, develop, and execute employee engagement plans that drive organizational success. In this course, students will understand how to engage employees, link employee engagement to organizational goals, and execute strategy to maintain an engaged ...
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Equity, Diversity, And Access In Education

This course provides candidates the opportunity to examine and to reflect upon equity, diversity, and access in education. In particular, the course focuses on the potential for contributions of students, families, teachers, and staff through equitable participation in school practices, programs, and curriculum. Candidates examine their personal beliefs, as well as issues regarding equity, diver...
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Essentials Of Human Resource Management

Becoming an Human Resource (HR) professional requires a working knowledge of the six key management practices of HR. Learners will explore the SHRM Essentials of HR Management through case study, research and evaluation, leaving the classroom with the ability to apply the critical knowledge and skills required to handle challenging HR issues and minimize organization risk. Compensation and Be...
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Ethical And Legal Issues For Administrators

This course will examine the ethical principles of an administrator in the educational setting. Participants develop and refine the skills necessary to analyze and integrate constructive ethics into practices that lead to success. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and history of ethics, exploring the development of ethics, gaining an appreciation for the professionalism of ethics in actio...
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Ethical And Legal Issues For Educators

This course explores the ethical and legal framework necessary to guide responsible teaching practices. Policy, statute, and case law are analyzed and applied to current educator practices. Participants make decisions about teacher-student relationships and appropriate boundaries based on a framework of ethical and legal principles to support building a professional practice that bears public sc...
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Evaluating And Developing Compensation Plans

Compensation is a key component of an organization's total rewards strategy. Human resource professionals must possess the skills to evaluate and develop compensation plans. In this course, students will identify important components of compensation and benefits, analyze federal laws and regulations related to compensation, differentiate between mandatory and voluntary compensation and benefits,...
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Family, Community, And Media Relations

This course focuses on the role of the school principal as a catalyst for developing and maintaining collaboration with families, business and community groups, and the media to support a school’s vision and programs. Candidates analyze the research on school and community relations and its implications for their particular school. They also examine ways of learning about the nature of communi...
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Hr Business Partners Within An Organization

The role of the Human Resource (HR) professional has shifted from being transactional to transformational. HR professionals partner with the business to develop, improve, and carry out the strategic goals of the organization. Learners will review the HR Business Partner (HRBP) role as it relates to an organization's goals and initiatives and identify business environment and trends to propose an...
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Human Capital Management

This course prepares students to address the concepts of personnel development as managers. Students learn criteria for developing effective job analysis, appraisal systems, and appropriate career development plans for employees. Other topics include personnel selection, employee compensation, benefits, training, workplace diversity, discipline, employee rights, unions, and management behaviors....
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Human Resource Analytics

Metrics, balanced scorecards, analytics and other data driven decision-making tools are standard operational tools used in business today. This course will delve into methods that capture and store a variety of data and explain how human resource professionals have the ability to use data to predict and potentially prevent problematic situations. Students will learn how to assign metrics to stra...
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Human Resources Leadership And Management

This course focuses on the responsibilities involved in human resources administration in education. Methods of recruitment, selection, induction, development, compensation, and appraisal are examined. In addition, the course analyzes strategic planning, employment continuity, employment justice including laws, policies and procedures, and unionism. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This c...
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Human Resources Management In Education

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of human resources management from a district and school perspective. The role of the human resources department and its influence on individual schools is discussed. Current practices of recruitment, selection, retention, collective bargaining, staff development, and evaluation of personnel and their legal implications are emphasized. Thi...
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Instructional Program Management And Evaluation

This course is designed to examine instructional supervision, organizational techniques, and other skills needed to manage and evaluate the instructional program. The course focuses on methods of staff supervision, curriculum development, data-driven instructional improvement, assessment, evaluation of instructional standards, and staff development. Students are expected to demonstrate that they...
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Internship B

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer o...
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Internship C

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer o...
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Introduction To Action Research:data Driven Decision Making

This course focuses on the foundations of action research. The course explores research as it affects decision-making and educational practices. Students are introduced to the various elements of an action research project, including problem statement and purpose, research design and writing skills, literature review, and action research requirements. Inferential and descriptive measures are exa...
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Introduction To Clinical Assessment And Diagnosis

This course introduces students to models and tools of assessment and diagnosis for the purpose of developing competency in evaluation and treatment planning for professional counseling practice. Students learn about and practice intake assessment techniques, mental status examinations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR®), outcome-based treatment plann...
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Keys To Developing A Wellness Program

Organizations experience illness related costs in the billions each year. Workplace wellness programs are an essential part of any organization's strategy for maintaining a healthy and productive workplace environment. One responsibility of human resources is to execute and promote health and wellness to employees. Students will explore the importance of workplace wellness programs, identify pol...
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Labor Relations And Unions

As a human resource professional it is imperative to understand: collective bargaining agreements, unionization processes, and the rights and responsibilities of employees, management and unions regarding federal labor relation laws and processes. In this course, students will examine the unionization process, identify unfair labor practices and identify collective bargaining processes in order ...
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Leadership And Collaborative Processes

This course provides students with an overview of educational leadership and with an understanding of the issues in educational leadership positions. Students analyze the various styles of leadership and explore how leadership enhances an educational environment. Students examine information on collaborative processes and on how educational leaders can create high performing teams. This graduat...
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Leadership Strategies For Educators

This course is designed to guide participants in the practical application of current trends and strategies of school leadership and organizational culture. Participants explore the roles and responsibilities of leadership, including decision making, communication, collaboration, and conflict management. A further emphasis is responsiveness to legislation and implementation of standards, includi...
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Legal And Ethical Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-lev...
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Legal, Ethical, And Professional Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-lev...
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Life Span And Family Development

This course presents students with theoretical frameworks to foster an understanding of the various dimensions of human development. Emphasis is placed on biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development within the context of gender, family systems, social roles, and culture. Students evaluate clinical situations and assess potential therapeutic interventions in context. This graduate-level ...
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Multi-cultural Issues In Mental Health Counseling

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This gr...
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Personality Theories And Counseling Models

This course enables students to differentiate among the primary theoretical models of personality theory and counseling practice, including psychodynamic, affective, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, interpersonal, multicultural, and systems theory. A focus on evidence-based practices that incorporate cultural diversity issues with population-specific approaches is significant feature of this co...
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Preventing Violence In The Workplace

Workplace violence costs U.S. businesses and organizations billons each year. Human Resource professionals have the challenge of preventing, educating, and documenting workplace violence to ensure proper strategies are in effect so employees are safe. In this course, students will review the definition of workplace violence, identify workplace prevention strategies, and effective anti-violence p...
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Psychopharmacology

This course examines the history, biochemistry, main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn to work with clients who are taking psychotropic medication and monitor them for side effects and contraindications. Ethics and methods of working with medical personnel are included. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is avail...
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School Counseling: Administration

Participants examine the roles and responsibilities of administering school counseling programs. The processes of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling and guidance programs are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the school counselor as a leader and advocate in systemic change. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with ...
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School Counseling: Delivery Of Services

Aligned with the national school counseling model, the primary focus of this course is on guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system supports that advocate for every student’s academic, career, personal, and social success. Delivery components of effective K-12 school counseling programs are examined. Participants analyze current strategies, interventions, and ...
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School Counseling: Foundations

Participants examine the history, services, settings, roles, and competencies of counselors in K-12 schools in the United States. Laws and ethical standards related to school counseling are explored. In addition, participants also examine important trends that continue to influence school counseling programs. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. ...
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School Finance For Educators

This course examines public educational funding and provides an overview for school leaders in the basic concepts of school finance. Topics include economic and social considerations for financing education adequately, equitable, and equally, as well as state and federal roles in education financing, school finance and litigation, finance procedures and practices, and the role of human resources...
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School Improvement Processes

This course focuses on the use of assessments in K-12 education and in developing school improvement plans from a principal perspective. Candidates review the types of assessments that a school leader needs to be familiar with, and how a school leader can use assessment data to measure student achievement. Additionally, the model and processes of continuous school improvement are explored. This...
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School Law For Educators

This course is designed to provide opportunities for participants to explore the practical application of public school law, including the origin and initial intent of the writers, while recognizing their administrative limitations. Participants examine the constitutional framework and amendments, court systems, and current legal issues, as well as the effect each has on the educational environm...
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School Policy And Law For Principals

This course examines legal theory and practice in the context of the educational setting. The United States Constitution, federal and state court systems, legal issues, and their impact on schools are discussed, analyzed, and applied to current educational practices. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate progra...
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Seminar Clinical Mental Health

This course integrates mental health foundations with historical, philosophical and contextual dimensions of clinical mental health counseling practice, and reviews the trends in both the knowledge and skills necessary to practice clinical mental health counseling. Additionally, this course explores current national and local issues relevant to the practice of mental health counseling. Community...
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Social And Multicultural Foundations

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This gr...
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Social Media Strategies And Policy

Social media empowers people to connect, personalize, and influence communities, consumers, colleagues, employees, and organizations; all by way of electronic communication. While there are benefits with the use of social media, there are also risks. Human resource professionals must understand, manage usage and execute the strategies of all forms of social media. In this course students will le...
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Special Education Program Administration

This course is designed to provide educational leaders with information and strategies for administering the legal requirements related to providing an inclusive education to students with special needs to determine effective programs and services. Participants receive a practical guide to the history, laws, and policies of special education, as well as the steps involved in the referral and eva...
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Supervision Of Curriculum, Instruction And Assessment

This course examines principals’ responsibilities related to supervision of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Principal candidates study the relationships among supervision, curriculum design, national and state standards, and effective instructional practice for diverse learners. Candidates also review the types of assessments that school leaders must be familiar with, the use of asses...
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Supervision/management In Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is an overview of supervision and management as they relate to the practice of counseling. Models of supervision and counselor development, supervision and management processes, assessment and evaluation issues, and ethical and legal aspects of supervision are emphasized. Students explore their skills in management, supervision, and consultation, particularly as they relate to recent...
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Supporting Diversity

Possessing multicultural competence and advocation is necessary in today's diverse workforce and multicultural environments. Human resource professionals are accountable to the development and success of diversity within an organization. In this course, students will identify how to accommodate diverse employee populations in accordance with legislation, extend personal styles to include a varie...
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Talent Acquisition And Retention

Talent acquisition and retention impacts all aspects of the workplace and everyone has a role to fulfill to ensure an organization runs smoothly and is successful. As critical responsibilities of human resource professionals, it is imperative to understand how to recruit, retain and align talent with an organization's strategy. In this course, students will identify innovative recruiting strateg...
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The Role And Functions Of The Principal

This course examines the roles and functions of the principalship and explores educational leadership. Research, theory, and systemic change are studied and integrated to develop principals who are collaborative instructional leaders for schools of the 21st century. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program...
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The Role Of The Strategic Hr Professional

The Role of the Strategic Human Resource (HR) Professional course provides a comprehensive overview of the current HR landscape. In this course, students will review the vital contributions, roles, behaviors, and strategic functions HR professionals play in the development, implementation and execution of organization wide objectives. Through this examination, students will develop an understand...
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The Role Of Women In Educational Leadership

This course explores the role of women in educational leadership. Participants learn how women’s paths to leadership differ from those of men, what the unique styles and skills of women in leadership are, and which motivation and communication strategies are effective for women. The course focuses on acknowledging, developing, and expanding women’s leadership skills and on developing plans t...
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