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 trends to promote constructive partnerships and student wellness. This graduate-level course is 6 w...
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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. Foundations of School Counseling Review the historical development of counseling and guidance s...
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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 community resources, interests, and needs; establishing reciprocal relationships; the use of conflict resol...
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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, diversity, and access, in the context of leadership. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course ...
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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 graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a deg...
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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 program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Legal Framework and Other Issues Affecting Public...
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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 degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Government-Sponsored Sc...
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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 assessments to measure and support student achievement, the continuous school improvement model, and the ...
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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 graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or c...
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Using Technology to Enhance Content-Area Learning

Learn how to integrate technology in more meaningful and appropriate ways in the classroom in order to increase your students’ engagement and deepen their understanding of your content area concepts and skills. This graduate-level course begins by evaluating your own proficiency with technology based on the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers. Then you’ll discover how to design technology-infused projects that motivate your students and foster their creativity and independ...
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Using Technology to Engage Diverse Learners

Teachers of all technical abilities will benefit from this graduate-level course that features practical strategies for empowering and engaging diverse learners through technology. First discover how technology can help differentiate your instruction to support a wide range of learners, including gifted students and students with disabilities. Then explore a variety of technologies, such as blogs, Wikis, podcasts, and social media, that can contribute to student learning and motivation. You wi...
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Technology and 21st Century Literacy Skills

Do your students have the “new literacy” skills they need for today’s information-rich world? This course gives you the opportunity to explore how multimedia and the Internet can support inquiry-based learning, as well as foster collaborative problem solving, communication, and critical thinking in your students. Acquire the strategies to strengthen your students’ learning through technology, while enhancing your own technical knowledge. Teaching Tangibles Evaluate your own strengt...
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Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration

Put your strengths to work to foster a strong, collaborative learning community in your school. This graduate-level course will give you the skills and strategies for providing meaningful support and guidance to your fellow teachers, using a variety of coaching styles and mentoring techniques. You will have the opportunity to develop, implement, and analyze your own coaching plan—laying the foundation for your future as a leader and mentor. Teaching Tangibles Evaluate your personal learn...
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Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

Extend your scope of influence from working with peers to engaging stakeholders throughout the greater school community. In this graduate-level course, you will have the opportunity to learn the processes, benefits, and challenges of building and working in professional learning communities. Identify issues and address problems that affect student learning and achievement, and expand your position as a teacher-leader in your own learning community. Teaching Tangibles Explore the impact of ...
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Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching

Successful teaching begins with a deeper understanding of learning. This graduate-level course will help you become a more informed and effective leader of student learning as you examine current research, including brain-based learning theory, and learn to tailor your instructional approaches. Discover new and innovative ways to motivate, challenge, and engage each learner as you explore instructional models and strategies designed to increase learning and achievement. Teaching Tangibles ...
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Introduction to Teacher Leadership

Discover how you can assume a leadership role without leaving your students and classroom behind. In this graduate-level course, you will learn how to translate your expertise in teaching and learning to effect positive change for your students, your colleagues, and your profession. Learn to identify and overcome common roadblocks in taking leadership roles, and examine and strengthen your own leadership style. Discover the skills that can help you lead with greater confidence—in your classr...
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Advanced Instructional Strategies for Special Educators

Canter’s first course developed for current or prospective special education teachers explores advanced research-based approaches to designing, adapting, and delivering instruction for students with special needs. Using the research-based “acquisition to generalization” framework, you’ll learn to help students acquire new learning strategies that they can apply to other curriculum areas. You’ll also deepen your understanding of differentiation, culturally responsive teaching, and oth...
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Writing Strategies for Increasing Achievement in Any Content Area (6-12)

Whether you teach composition or chemistry, you can improve your students’ writing skills and, in the process, their comprehension of any subject. This course provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to teaching writing that is shown to help boost student proficiency. Using the Structured Process Approach, teachers in any area can learn how to help students break down the writing process into manageable tasks. Learn specific strategies for teaching students to write simple and complex ar...
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The Effective Reading Teacher®

Learn how you can become a more effective reading teacher with this foundational course that guides you through the various stages of literacy development. You’ll begin by exploring the historical perspectives in literacy education and the social, economic, and political forces that impact today’s classroom. Then you’ll learn the core concepts that support literacy instruction such as language development, writing, learner diversity, and assessment. You’ll also explore a new mind-se...
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Teaching Developing Readers

Explore characteristics of intermediate and advanced readers, taking a developmental, student-centered approach to reading and literacy instruction for the elementary grades. You will learn how to plan and implement developmentally appropriate assessments, materials, and strategies for their instruction. Learn how to make reading a collaborative and less isolated experience for your students, including using technology to connect them to readers outside your classroom. Explore a variety of ...
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Teaching Beginning Readers Pre-K–3

Give your readers the best start to their academic careers by providing a solid foundation in reading and literacy. Through this graduate-level course, you will take a developmental, student-centered approach to reading and literacy instruction. Using the five pillars of reading as an organizational framework, particularly phonemic awareness and phonics, you will explore the characteristics of emergent, beginning, and transitional readers and plan and implement developmentally appropriate ass...
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Supporting the Struggling Reader®

With today’s higher literacy standards, struggling readers are becoming increasingly more common. Current research indicates that pulling struggling readers out of the classroom for additional support has not been successful in accelerating literacy development, and, in fact, the classroom teacher remains a key factor for student success. With this graduate-level course, you will learn several concepts and strategies for developing your literary instruction expertise so that you are better p...
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Motivating Students to Read®

Create a community of engaged readers in your classroom with concepts and strategies provided in this graduate-level course dedicated to instilling a love of reading in students. Begin by exploring what factors affect reading motivation, and then examine how students’ success or failure at a task can impact their motivation to read. Review current educational practices to evaluate how these influence student motivation and watch examples of real teachers inspiring their young readers in thei...
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Improving Reading in the Content Areas

Literacy development does not end in the elementary grades. As middle and secondary textbooks become more specialized, and the vocabulary and concepts contained in them become more abstract, students need more sophisticated reading comprehension strategies. With this graduate-level course, you will gain practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to build your students’ literacy skills, and to help them both to succeed in your content area and to become indepe...
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Helping Struggling Readers With Content-Area Learning

In today’s classroom, many students struggle to meet subject standards due to reading difficulties. This graduate-level course focuses on what you need to know about helping struggling readers, including how to identify and meet their needs. Discover what support resources are available to you as a content area teacher, such as parents and reading professionals. Learn research-based strategies for teaching struggling readers that will maximize your ability to help all of your students, parti...
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Using Data to Guide School Improvement™

Designed for principals and school leaders, this course presents a step-by-step process for identifying, collecting, synthesizing, and applying the data essential to school improvement and informed decision making. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify your school’s needs, and collect and analyze data to address those needs. The course covers the various types and sources of data available and the principles and techniques for effectively ...
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How to Get Parents on Your Side®

Discover how to improve your students’ achievement by recruiting their parents to support your efforts in the classroom. With this graduate-level course, you will learn how to encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education by creating clear guidelines for collaboration. Begin by assessing your parental involvement needs and then explore ways to develop more effective relationships that feature mutual respect and open lines of communication. You will also examine how t...
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The High-Performing Teacher®

This graduate-level course was developed in the belief that teaching is one of the most valuable and meaningful professions an individual can choose. After all, it is a profession that literally shapes the future for all of us. If you are seeking ways to refresh and revitalize your commitment to teaching, this course offers proven strategies used by other successful teachers consistently to bring out the best in themselves and their students. See how practical strategies and technologies can m...
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Returning Creativity to the Classroom®

Imagine your excitement in having a repertoire of proven strategies that will spark creative teaching in you and creative thinking in your students. This graduate-level course focuses on the important role creativity plays in student learning and achievement, and explores the process and strategies that lead to a classroom where creative teaching and learning thrive. Learn the current research on creativity while you study the attitudes and best practices of creative teachers and learners. Par...
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Motivating Today’s Learner™

Are your students lacking the energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn? Student motivation can be a major hurdle to classroom learning, and motivating students, particularly when competing with the latest advances in technology, has become one of the greatest challenges facing teachers today. And when your students aren’t motivated, it is more difficult for you to remain motivated. This graduate-level course will help you refresh and revitalize your instruction with easy-to-use strateg...
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Math: Teaching for Understanding (Grades K–6)

With this course, you will learn how to deliver high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction while developing your own understanding of foundational mathematics concepts. You will examine methodology to assist students in absorbing new ideas, calculating efficiently and accurately, as well as formulating alternative solutions. Also addressed are the five primary content areas of elementary mathematics including communication and problem-solving. These processes are applied to the five primar...
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Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom (6-12)

Within one math class, you’ll find middle school or high school students with a wide range of skills, learning styles, and attitudes toward math. How do you bring students of diverse abilities and needs to an equal level of competence, especially given the cumulative nature of mathematics proficiency? In this graduate course, you’ll learn how to apply grade-appropriate, differentiated instruction methods to provide students with multiple paths to understanding content. Through these strate...
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The Adolescent Brain™

Adolescence can be a perplexing time not just for teens but for their teachers as well. This graduate-level course, developed by experts in the emerging field of neuroeducation, examines the mysteries of the adolescent brain and shows you how teens learn best. Develop a practical understanding of the brain’s anatomy and the extraordinary changes it undergoes during the adolescent years. Pair this knowledge with brain-compatible teaching strategies that work with the teen mind to make lessons...
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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success

If you are a general education teacher who has or may have a student with learning disabilities in your classroom, this graduate-level course is for you. You’ll begin the course by learning the types and characteristics of learning disabilities and the challenges that students with learning disabilities may experience in school. Then you will explore research-based instructional methods and strategies designed to support student learning in core academic areas, including reading, writing, sp...
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Meeting the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Today’s classrooms serve students and families of great diversity. In order to effectively meet the needs of all your students, it is essential that you, as a teacher, increase your awareness of the complex influences of culture, language, and life experiences. This graduate-level course will help you explore your own views on linguistic and cultural diversity, and discover a variety of resources and strategies that promote academic achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse stude...
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Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences®

Each of your students brings something unique to the classroom, including distinct learning styles and preferences. Understanding the individual differences of your students, and using that understanding as you design instruction, can help you become more effective in the classroom. This graduate-level course addresses these aspects of student diversity, and offers practical strategies that allow you to enhance each student’s strengths. Teaching Tangibles Explore learning styles and mult...
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Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners®

As your classroom changes, so does your role as a teacher. You may find yourself acting more as a coach and facilitator as your students become more active in their own learning. In this graduate-level course, you will explore how to foster and encourage self-directedness in your students and create a learning environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Learn how you can help your students manage, monitor, and modify their own learning, and inspire them to develop the self-discip...
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Differentiating Instruction for Student Success

All students are not alike, and the “one-size-fits-all” approach to curriculum and instruction is no longer relevant in today’s diverse classrooms. So how do you maximize learning for every student in your class? This graduate-level course examines the practice of differentiated instruction and what differentiation is and what it is not. You will learn what, when, and how to differentiate your instruction to appeal to student interest and readiness, and how to use assessment to constantl...
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Building Your Repertoire of Teaching Strategies

In today’s diverse classrooms, your ability to reach all your students requires a full repertoire of teaching strategies. This graduate-level course features several dynamic strategies that build on your existing teaching skills, and gives you insights on when and how to use them. Explore four innovative models of effective instruction that range from traditional knowledge acquisition to fostering creative problem-solving and collaboration. Each model is supported by a variety of strategies ...
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Including Students with Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

As more students with special needs are integrated into general education classrooms, many teachers are challenged by the goal of addressing the needs of all their students. This graduate-level course will help you gain the skills to support an inclusive classroom environment and to provide a high-quality learning experience, so that students with special needs can succeed alongside their grade-level peers. You will also learn how to support students who, by federal law, are eligible for servi...
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Teaching Students to Get Along®

Many students today lack the skills for resolving everyday conflicts in a positive manner. As a result, your classroom can erupt in teasing, arguing, and bullying. With this graduate-level course, you can learn how to create a positive learning environment where students get along, leaving you free to teach. Gain a variety of proven strategies that can be integrated into your existing lessons and activities. Teaching Tangibles Learn how to increase students’ ability to resolve arguments ...
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Succeeding With Difficult Students®

Do you find yourself in a constant struggle with the same students day after day? This graduate-level course offers a framework for succeeding with difficult students. You will learn to see the world from the difficult student’s perspective so that you may begin to build trust and ultimately the foundation for a positive relationship. Discover how to develop behavior management techniques that meet your difficult student’s individual needs. You may discover that helping hard-to-reach stude...
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Classroom Management to Promote Student Learning

In today’s diverse classrooms, where students come with a range of learning needs as well as social and emotional needs, there is no single formula or model for effective classroom management. This graduate-level course explores several approaches to creating a supportive and respectful learning environment. Build a repertoire of research-based strategies that work best for you, and reclaim class time once lost to handling classroom disruptions and behavior problems. Credit is not availab...
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Assertive Discipline® and Beyond (Grades K–12)

Discover how you can create a safe, positive learning environment where your students behave responsibly and feel good about themselves. Through this graduate-level course, you’ll learn behanior management strategies to help you become an assertive, empowered, and influential teacher. Explore how to create a learning environment where your students flourish and where you can feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Teaching Tangibles Implement behavior management in the clas...
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Designing Curriculum and Instruction with the Learner in Mind

How do you meet the diverse needs of learners while ensuring that all your students achieve at high levels? Through this graduate-level course, you’ll explore how curriculum, instruction, and assessment can work together to challenge your students while making learning a rewarding and meaningful experience. You’ll have current research findings translated into a practical and flexible process for designing effective curriculum and instruction in a standards-based environment. Teaching T...
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Assessment to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Do you know what your students do not understand but struggle with determining why they do not understand? Effective assessment both incorporates standardized testing and goes beyond it, measuring not just what students are learning, but how they are learning. This course uses an Understanding by Design® (UbD) framework, which emphasizes your role as the key designer in your students’ learning and success. In your coursework, you will apply diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments t...
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TEST ANXIETY IN A HIGH STAKES WORLD

We have been in the era of high stakes testing for over a decade now. As educators we must both prepare our students to take standardized tests and regularly give them tests ourselves. Yet we know that some students don’t do well with tests and can even get extremely anxious about them. This anxiety can manifest itself during the testing experience, and cause some students to perform well below their abilities. In addition to poorer performance on tests themselves, some students in a high s...
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RENEWING OURSELVES & OUR TEACHING

Our best teaching comes from bringing who we are (our passions and creativity) to what we do. But this kind of authentic, heart-centered engagement with our work is hard to maintain in the face of the energy-draining demands of today’s education system that appears to focus more on test results than on the humanity of teachers and their students. We need time to reconnect with ourselves and find new inspiration within the subjects we teach. This course will help renew participants' enthus...
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REASONS STUDENTS DON'T LIKE SCHOOL

Scientists now know so much more about how our students learn than thirty years ago and it is time to upgrade your learning. Did you know that our brains are not really designed for thinking? Did you know that most of what we learn is forgotten immediately? Our course text offers you the research and arguments that explain the answers to these questions and much, much more. All K-12 and university educators in all disciplines will benefit greatly from understanding the biological and cogniti...
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NURTURING COMPASSION WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS

Help children move from complacency to compassion and social responsibility in their interactions with other people. Too often, children miss opportunities to support, encourage, and help those around them. Through literature, hands on activities and discussion topics we will emphasize acts of kindness, reading social situations, increasing sensitivity to others, and phrases and actions that lead toward compassion. This exciting class for K-12 will be enjoyable, energizing, and filled with str...
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