For supervisors and administrators, these courses provide experience and practice in understanding effective strategies and how to recognize “good” teaching practices when supervising teachers. Emphasizing visual representations, engaging students, assessing learning, and teaching comprehension are essential for learning any content, expressing ideas, and for the transference of knowledge. Students will also learn strategies for developing content assessments and how to relate the curriculum and assessments to state, provincial, or country standards and adjust for diverse populations.
Program Prerequisites and Requirements
- Eligible participants must be graduate-level teachers (instructional specialists, administrators, or any other school staff member assigned teaching duties or with access to educational facilities and programs) with current access to classrooms and a school (from grades preK-12, any content area).
- Participants must have regular access to a computer with reliable internet connectivity.
- The Introduction to Graduate Studies – Site Orientation must be completed prior to the start of the first course.
- Explain appropriate research-based effective teaching strategies for special education, ESL, and struggling students
- Consistently integrate the essential instructional strategies with other research-based strategies into their instruction
- Demonstrate comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the process and principles of curriculum design and assessment so they can plan effective instructional and assessment strategies
- Analyze the current trends, requirements, and practices that are required and design instruction and instructional strategies that will enable students to meet the learning goals and standards
- Explore effective classroom management strategies as powerful tools that will engage students, enhance appropriate behavior, and improve the learning environment.
9 Credit Hours
Instructional Supervision Certificate
EDA509 Essential Instructional Strategies
EDC540 Classroom Management
EDC560 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment