Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will study the evolving contemporary issues in education that impacts research, policy, and practice.
This program takes an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes collaboration, investigation of novel educational systems and capacity building in space settlements. In addition to gaining a core foundational knowledge in theory, methods and research in education, students will address a range of domains including: human development, equity, learning and teaching, equality and justice, communities, institutions and societies on Earth and settlements in Space.
Choose any three of the courses listed below and one three-credit elective from any certificate program.
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This course examines historical and contemporary contexts of education systems through a multitude of perspectives, including philosophical, political, social, legal, and economic. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the professional standards in education based on the principles and practice of quality sciences and management to achieve quality education.
This course provides an evaluation of theoretical principles of learning, with a focus towards education for children, adolescents, and adults. Current trends and approaches on differentiated instruction, understanding of learners with exceptionalities (behavioral, communication, intellectual, physical, and/or multiple combinations), and implications of learning and assessment in diverse and inclusive environments are considered in the context of relevant applications.
This course surveys practices of traditional education schooling systems, examines models of curriculum design, and the implications of information and communication technologies in the teaching and learning process. An emphasis is placed on integrating current theories and available tools, as well as the promotion of self-directed, holistic, and experiential learning in alternative settings.