Professional Development Through Independent 8-Week Courses

Professional Development for the AdvancED/Acacia International Teaching Certificate

All of Acacia University professional development opportunities support AdvancED, NWAC, and SACS CASI school improvement standards and actions that align with current research and best practices promoted by ASCD.

Acacia University is excited to present a new professional development program for individual teachers.  The cost is $225.00 for each of the Eight Independent 8-Week Courses. The Acacia professional development program is an opportunity to provide ongoing professional development to educators working in their school and unable to participate in a PLC, to earn the AdvancED/Acacia International Teaching Certificate. In support of AdvancED’s standard to provide ongoing professional development and continuous school improvement, this opportunity is open to all teachers of all schools involved in school improvement and/or accreditation. The certificate is only recognized by international schools accredited by AdvancED.

The Independent 8-Week Courses are provided in an Online format - online activities supported by Acacia University professional educators.

Through a series of eight (three-credit) courses, teachers work toward the AdvancED/Acacia University International Teaching Certification. Each course focuses on research-based strategies aligned with ASCD current research and contains fieldwork and training through onsite discussions and application, taught in a way that makes classroom implementation easy and effective. The program focuses on active student learning and achievement.

After the satisfactory completion of all required courses, each participant will earn their AdvancED/Acacia University International Teaching Certificate.

Eight Professional Development courses result in a total of 24 professional development credits. Courses include:

  • Four courses in effective teaching strategies aligned with ASCD research practices
    • Instructional Organizers
    • Progress Monitoring
    • Active Learning Strategies
    • Critical Thinking Strategies
  • Classroom Management
  • Developmental Strategies
  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Differentiated Learning Strategies

Independent 8-Week Course Program Next Steps

To see detailed descriptions of each course in the Independent 8-Week program  click here.

To see where this certificate is recognized click here.

To enroll in an Independent 8-Week course, click here.

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