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The Certificate in Community College Faculty and Adult Education

This is a post-baccalaureate program for those potential and practicing community college faculty and adult educators seeking to improve their instructional competence. The 12-unit program provides for learning of foundations of community college and adult education, instructional methodology, and curriculum development. A guided professional teaching experience is also provided.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 12 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Courses may be taken in any sequence. It is desirable to complete the field experience as the culminating course.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to current processes and practices of curriculum development, instructional design, implementation, and assessment. Emphasis is on applications of processes to curriculum decision making in districts, schools, and classrooms. 3 hours seminar. (002796)
History, purpose, infrastructure, successes, and problems of the community college and adult education in the United States. Relationships to the larger context of higher education and profiles of diverse students are explored. 3 hours seminar. (002789)
Teaching is an intellectual challenge that involves planning, facilitating, assessing, and reflecting on the process of student learning. Prospective educators learn research-based instructional methods for community college and work place settings, related to their areas of expertise. 3 hours seminar. (002790)
Specially designed and supervised field experience activities through coaching or mentoring, appropriate to the level of expertise and profession. Participants enhance competencies related to instruction, curriculum, assessment, and management. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002815)

Additional Requirements:

A maximum of 3 units of transfer credit may be allowed for the certificate program. A grade point average of 3.0 must be earned for courses required for the certificate program, with no less than a B- in any graded course. Courses may be applied to the MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option, if desired.

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