Community College Faculty Preparation Certificate
CSU in Sacramento offers students a flexible online certificate program to prepare for professional careers as Community College Faculty members. The supplemental certificate aims to build on already learned foundations from a Bachelor or Masters degree, while also introducing students to the pedagogical skills for effective teaching and learning methods at the community college level.
Community colleges nationwide are responsible for reaching a young professional demographic to fulfill dreams and aspirations of furthering their education in either obtaining a valuable skill or setting the foundation for entrance into a four-year college or university. Community colleges are often in need of well-educated and trained individuals who can accept the roles and responsibilities necessary to manage a highly diverse environment with limited resources.
The certificate program should provide graduate students with the critical coursework and classroom experiences to prepare as competent contributors in current or future careers as community college instructors or administrators. The specialized coursework, combined with required teaching experience, may ensure graduates abilities to perform effectively and efficiently when fulfilling the objectives of a community college. The certificate program includes several Masters level courses covering topics of interest such as: general pedagogy, curriculum development, instructional communication and assessment, effective learning strategies and techniques, and diverse student populations.
Students who complete the certificate requirements may have the opportunity to claim California State University graduate credits as well as the accumulated network of professionals in the field and related industries to facilitate future learning as well as develop beneficial programs for faculty, staff, and students of community colleges.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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