The College of Extended Learning is proud to partner with Virtual Education Software (VESi), a leading provider of accredited online courses for educators. These online professional development courses are written by top educators and provide relevant and interactive instruction on a wide variety of subjects.
Online courses work with your schedule, allowing you to participate when it is convenient for you. Each course instructor is available for professional questions by e-mail or a toll-free phone number. The courses are offered for either three- or four-quarter units of continuing education-level credit. Most students can complete three-unit courses in about 30 hours and four-unit courses in about 40 hours. You may register for these courses at any time during a quarter.
EDUC 3175. This course is designed to give you the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. It teaches you how to understand and identify differences in approaches to learning and performance, including different learning styles and ways in which students demonstrate learning. Emphasis is on understanding how students' learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. You will be challenged to apply knowledge of the richness of contributions from our diverse society to the teaching field.