About the Program

Overview

Choose from a variety of non-degree certificates—and put the “Edge” in your professional development.

We understand that a focused group of courses can make a lasting impact on teaching and learning as well as open doors related to teaching assignment, leadership roles, and salary advancement.

Learners Edge, in partnership with Augustana University and Pacific Lutheran University, is offering non-degree certificates in the following areas:

Instructional Strategies

Special Populations

Leaning Technologies

Literacy

Online Teaching

Early Childhood

Scroll down for more information on each certificate.

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Choose from a variety of non-degree certificates—and put the “Edge” in your professional development.

We understand that a focused group of courses can make a lasting impact on teaching and learning as well as open doors related to teaching assignment, leadership roles, and salary advancement.

Learners Edge, in partnership with Augustana University and Pacific Lutheran University, is offering non-degree certificates in the following areas:

Instructional Strategies

Special Populations

Leaning Technologies

Literacy

Online Teaching

Early Childhood

Scroll down for more information on each certificate.

Continuing Education Non-Degree Certificate participants will receive:

  • Graduate credit from Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana University with certificate notation on transcript
  • Certificate of Completion
  • An unmatched experience at an affordable price

(Please note that these certificates/graduate credits are intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval. The certificates are not intended for license endorsements or any change in licensure status beyond renewal.)

Frequently Asked Questions

+I want to register for a non-degree certificate, do I have to pay all at once?
In order to get the discounted price for the certificates we ask that you pay in full. Group and additional discounts are not available. Please know, we are happy to accept your Certificate registration over the phone (877.394.4930), or print out and complete the registration form found within each certificate description. Online Registration for Certificates is not currently available. 
+How long do I have to complete the non-degree certificate courses?
We strongly encourage you to complete the course in the session in which you registered. If you are unable to complete the course within 2 consecutive sessions, you will need to contact us to discuss options.
+What do I gain by enrolling in a non-degree certificate?
How a certificate is weighed is specific to every school district, or state. Earning a certificate demonstrates you have successfully completed a series of courses in a specific area.
+Where does the credit for a non-degree certificate come from?
Currently, credit for our certificates comes from Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana University, both academic partners are regionally accredited.
+Are the courses within Certificates offered in Print-based or Online format?
Most of the courses are offered in both a Print-based or Online format – you choose!
+ Are discounts available when I order a Certificate?
A multi-course discount is already calculated with Certificate pricing. We’re sorry, group discounts do not apply.
+What else do I need to know to earn a non-degree certificate?
  • We will gladly accept your Certificate Registration over the phone (877.394.4930) or mailed/faxed completed registration form (found under each certificate description). Online Registration is not currently available.
  • All courses must be taken through the same certificate granting academic partner.
  • Courses taken previously through a different academic partner do not apply.
  • Courses taken previously through Learners Edge do not apply
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Learners Edge Certificates

Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,600

Arm yourself with strategies proven to help students achieve. Explore how top teachers approach instruction, and discover new ways of deeply engaging your students in their learning. This certificate is ideal for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

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Special Populations

Special Populations:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,600

All students can indeed learn—they might just not learn in exactly the same way. Throughout this program of courses, you’ll gain a better understanding of--and comfort level with—a variety of special populations. Perfectly suited for general and special education teachers.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies:

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,200

Don’t let your students and their use of technology pass you by! Through the Learning Technologies Certificate you will be brought up to speed on the latest innovations, how your students are using them and learn techniques to incorporate today’s technology effectively into your curriculum.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

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Literacy

Literacy:

Incorporating important concepts in both writing and reading, this program of courses will help you become a more effective literacy educator. Nurture your budding readers and writers and empower them to be independent thinkers and learners. This certificate is geared towards general educators as well as teachers of language arts.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

Primary (K-2) Certificate

12 credits (4 courses): $1,600

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Intermediate (3-8) Certificate

9 credits (3 courses): $1,200

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Secondary Certificate

12 credits (4 courses): $1,600

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Online Teaching

Online Teaching:

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,200

Engage your students with your savvy knowledge of online teaching tools. Learn what motivates digital learners, how to use online tools that will captivate your audience and create an online environment to showcase your curriculum.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,600

Birth to age 5 are critical years to launch children into a lifetime of learning. Research demonstrates the benefit of teaching and nurturing children through music, language, and every day interactions. This series of courses will ensure your understanding of the importance and many benefits of early childhood education, and will help get the children with whom you work on the path to learning.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please note online registration is not available for Certificate Program registration)

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