Continuing Education Courses

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Never Stop Learning

Ashford University and Teaching Channel have joined forces to offer continuing education courses specifically for teachers.

  • Fulfill the continuing education requirements for your license renewal*
  • Earn graduate-level credits that can be transferred to other universities**

EDU 500 Differentiation: Designing for Student Differences »
What is differentiated instruction and why do instructors need to know how to differentiate? Participants enrolled in this differentiated instruction online course will explore a variety of evidence-based strategies and tools that help to effectively meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom. Meet these needs in a variety of differentiated instruction settings such as math, science, social studies, reading, art, and physical education. Get the opportunity to observe, analyze, plan, and execute differentiated instructional practices in the different education settings such as high school, middle school, and elementary school. Participants in this course will deepen their understanding by analyzing differentiated instruction examples and through direct application and self-reflection.
Self-paced, instructor-led
$474 | 3 credits

EDU 501 Social and Emotional Learning: Integrating its Elements with Ease »
What is social emotional learning (SEL) and how can it be applied in schools? This training course examines the concepts of social and emotional learning and mindset and their potential impact on teaching and learning. Participants in this course analyze how strategies, activities, and programs related to social and emotional learning and having a growth mindset enhance student learning, engagement, and motivation in the SEL classroom curriculum. Participants will leave with a repertoire of strategies to infuse social emotional learning into their practice, whether that be at the preschool, elementary, middle school, or high school level.
Self-paced, instructor-led
$474 | 3 credits

EDU 502 Standards and Assessment: Gauging Student Growth »
This educational assessment course takes a deeper look at student assessment and the assessment strategies in education by focusing on how teachers can effectively design and use multiple types of assessments to inform instruction and make data-driven decisions about students. Learning how to assess student learning through formal, informal, formative, and summative assessments will be evaluated and linked to key objectives based on standards for learning. Critical elements of assessment in education will be explored including the role of assessment in a teacher’s planning and design of curriculum, management of data, consideration of special populations, student learning styles and monitoring of student progress.
Self-paced, instructor-led
$474 | 3 credits

EDU 503 Classroom Culture: Managing the Classroom Environment »
This classroom management strategies course provides participants with opportunities to discover and implement a variety of classroom management strategies within a wide variety of education levels such as the preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school level. With a focus on evidence-based practices, participants will explore and apply methods and strategies for creating positive classroom culture, engaging learning environments, and proactive behavior management. Through inquiry-based learning, participants will have ample opportunities for practical application in their own classroom settings and understand how managing a classroom effectively can create a positive environment for learning.
Self-paced, instructor-led
$474 | 3 credits

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*Check your state’s specific requirements for license renewal.
**Dependent upon the transfer credit policy of the receiving institution.
All courses may not be available in all states.