The Office for Professional Development offers certificate and non-certificate programs as well as customized professional development for teachers, leaders & administrators in K-12, offices of education and school districts.
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Equity Educators Certificate
The Equity Educators Certificate program is a suite of four courses that was created and designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential to successfully meeting the Common Core State Standards while creating equitable achievement opportunities for all students.
School Business Management Certificate Program
The School Business Management Program: Thinking Like a CBO takes you through an 11-month experience that engages participants through a scenario-based learning model that is continuously updated based on the ever-changing landscape in K-12 education.
School Leadership Academy
Successful completion in the School Leadership Academy qualifies participants to receive the Preliminary Administrative Credential issued by the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). This fully online program is led by seasoned school administrators who will guide you throughout the 15-month program in real time and support you in your flex-time work as well.
Early Identification of Young Gifted Learners
The Early Identification of Young Gifted Learners certificate program provides a framework for using non-traditional identification methods and differentiated curriculum to promote the potential and talent of young learners (PreK- Grade 3). This program is intended for PreK-Grade 3 educators and administrators.Learn More
Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted Students Certificate
The Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students certificate program uses the tenets of differentiated curriculum for gifted and high ability learners and encourages the spillover effect to improve the accessibility of academic rigor for all students. This program is intended for credentialed teachers, coaches, and administrators.Learn More
Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
The USC Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program designed to equip you with the skills and competencies to prepare you as a literacy expert. You will learn to identify readers’ needs using diagnostic assessments and will design comprehensive instructional plans to re-mediate your literacy instruction.Learn More
Summer Gifted Institute Workshop
The Summer Gifted Institute is event lead by Dr. Sandra Kaplan and a team of faculty members experienced in gifted education, instruction, and curriculum design. This institute is for and provides current K-12 teachers with newly designed differentiated curriculum units responsive to both the Common Core and GATE Standards . Note: Does not offer a certificate.Learn More
K-12 Writing Institute Workshop
If you have students that may be considered novice writers—students who are not meeting expectations for academic writing—this two-day institute was designed for you. Learn how to teach your students to explain, communicate and convey information in writing.
Leadership in Enrollment Management Certificate
The Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate is designed for emerging and seasoned professionals in admissions, financial aid, institutional research, enrollment management and related fields. Individuals or campus teams who want to gain a leadership and managerial perspective are particularly well-suited for the program.Learn More