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Teacher Professional Development with a Purpose!

We understand that a focused grouping of courses can make a lasting impact on teaching and learning. And growing your knowledge and skills in a particular area of interest can open doors related to teaching assignment, leadership roles, and salary advancement. 

As leaders in continuing education, Learners Edge and select academic partners have developed a unique opportunity by creating a series of continuing education certificates around our most popular courses. Choose from a variety of certificates—and put the “Edge” in your professional development.

   

Continuing Education Certificate participants will receive:

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Certificates

Q: I want to register for a certificate, do I have to pay all at once?
A. In order to get the discounted price for the certificates we ask that you pay in full.

Q. How long do I have to complete the certificate courses?
A. You have 18 months to complete the series of courses for a certificate, which is equivalent to 4 sessions.

Q. What do I gain by enrolling in a certificate?
A. 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.

Q. Where does the credit for a certificate come from?
A. Currently, credit for our certificates comes from Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana College, both academic partners are regionally accredited. 

Q. What else do I need to know to earn a Certificate?

  • 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.

 

(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.)

 

Instructional Strategies:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,520

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)


Choice of:

 

Special Populations:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,520

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)

 

Learning Technologies:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,520

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)

5047: Dive into Digital (3 credits)
681: Web EDU (3 credits)
5061: Technology: Byte-Size, Big Learning (3 credits)

Choice of:

5750: Education Revolution: Real, Relevant and Global Education (3 credits)
5751: Anytime, Anywhere: Today's Learner (3 credits)

 

Literacy:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,520

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


Intermediate (3-8) Certificate

 

Secondary Certificate

 

Early Childhood:

10 credits (4 courses) / $1,330

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)

 

Online Teaching:

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,140

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)

 

English as a New Language (ENL):

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,140

Struggling with how to effectively teach English as a New Language?
This program will provide foundational knowledge and solid linguistics strategies for your English Language Learner. Suited for all educators PreK-12. This certificate is only offered through Augustana College.

These courses commonly lead to ENL endorsement.  Please check with your state Department of Education to determine the exact requirements for your state.

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

 

Certificate Selection and Registration:

  • Most courses are offered in both online or print-based format, you choose!
  • Certificate program pricing includes a multi-course discount. Group and additional discounts are not available.
  • Please choose from the Certificate options offered. If you would like to receive guidance on what certificate would best meet your goals, we have advisors ready to help you. Please contact us at Advisor@LearnersEdgeInc.com or call us at 1-877-394-4930.