(Effective Fall 2006)
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Department of Education
Dr. Barbara Kammerlohr, Chair, (650) 508-3627, firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificates in the Department of Education provide a pathway for lifelong learning without the full commitment to a master’s degree. They involve full-fledged academic coursework; however, fewer units are required for completion of a certificate. At this time two certificates are available. For those holding a California base teaching credential as specified below, completion of the certificates entitles the candidate to apply for a supplementary authorization on the credential. The two certificates currently available are a Reading Certificate and a Certificate in Educational Technology.
Certificate in Educational Technology
The Certificate in Educational Technology qualifies educators to serve as school- and district-level educational technology leaders. Upon completion of the four courses required for the certificate, graduates will be prepared to improve their own teaching practice through the integration of technology, to teach computer and/or technology courses to K-12 students, to engage in the planning and budgeting associated with implementing technology programs (K-12), and to design and implement professional development and mentoring of K-12 faculty in the area of educational technology.
The Certificate in Educational Technology requires 12 semester units (four classes).
| Technology and Special Education
Media, Medium, and Method
|ED394||Learning, Technology, and Curriculum||3|
|ED395||Building Online Learning Communities||3|
|ED397||Contemporary Topics in Technology Leadership||3|
Graduates of the Certificate in Educational Technology program may work with the credential analyst in the School of Education and Leadership to apply for a supplementary authorization on their multiple subject or single subject teaching credential for computer applications. This supplementary authorization further qualifies the certificate holder for technology support positions.
Graduates of the Certificate in Educational Technology program may also apply their certificate coursework toward a master's degree in education (M.Ed./MAT) at NDNU.
The Reading Certificate Program provides in-depth training and practica in assessment-based literacy instruction, focused at the classroom level. This program involves five courses (15 units) in the area of literacy theory and practice:
|ED380||Current Research and Practice in Literacy Education||3|
|ED381||Assessment-based Instruction in Reading and Language Arts: Early Literacy||3|
|ED382||Assessment-based Instruction in Reading and the Language Arts: Intermediate and Advanced Learners||3|
|ED383||Clinical Application I: Early Literacy||3|
|ED384||Clinical Application II: Intermediate and Advanced Literacy||3|
Upon successful completion of the coursework, the candidate may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a Reading Certificate. Candidates must possess a valid California Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education Credential and must document three years of teaching experience in order to apply for the Reading Certificate.
The Reading Certificate coursework can be extended in three possible ways. The coursework can be used towards the Reading Specialist Credential or it can be embedded in a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Literacy or Master of Arts in Reading.