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Equity Educator Certificate Program


Program Description

USC Rossier School of Education and Public Consulting Group (PCG) have created a comprehensive, competency-based certificate program for K-12 educators. This professional development program is designed to help school districts develop teachers and school leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create equitable achievement opportunities for all students.

Required Courses

Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why? - Sandra Kaplan

This course builds knowledge and skills in designing instruction that meets a wide variety of learners’ needs and cultivates meaningful engagement in the classroom. Educators will learn to design and implement differentiation strategies in response to student needs, interests and abilities, by modifying curriculum and instruction and classroom environment.

Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English - Uju Anya

Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English: This course prepares K-12 educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to understand the linguistic and cultural background of academic English learners and promote their academic language proficiency and achievement.

Pedagogical Strategies for English Learners - Eugenia Mora-Flores

This course focuses on pedagogy for English learners’ academic literacy instruction, which is at the core of academic achievement. The course demonstrates intentional pedagogical practices and enhanced learning experiences that guide English learners to succeed in content comprehension and in critical and creative thinking to close achievement gaps.

Relationally Responsive Classroom Management - Alan Green & Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

This course empowers educators to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body by cultivating meaningful relationships with students. The course builds educators’ ability to plan and implement methods for connecting with all students, increasing student motivation, reducing behavior problems and improving academic achievement...

Partner Profile

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally and globally. Rossier leads the field in innovative, collaborative solutions to improve education outcomes. Their work is fieldbased, in the classroom, and online, and reflects a diversity of perspectives and experiences. Rossier prides itself on innovation in all programs, preparing teachers, administrators, and educational leaders who are change agents. USC Rossier is a leader in using cutting-edge technology to scale up quality programs for maximum impact.

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