Portland State University offers a Graduate Certificate in Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education that is well suited for individuals who have a passion for service-learning and community engagement. Students will gain in-depth knowledge on service-learning, community engagement, diverse learners, teaching strategies, research, and more. Graduates who earn this certificate are often master’s students, doctoral students, professionals working in colleges, professionals in communities, or individuals working in various other professions.
The Graduate Certificate in Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education Program consists of 18 total credit hours that can be completed in three terms. Courses included within the curriculum include Introduction to Service-Learning and Community-Based learning in Postsecondary Education, Service-Learning in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and Policy Domestic Issues, Teaching Diverse Adult Learners, Postsecondary Curriculum, Leadership in Post Secondary Education, an elective course, and a Culminating Project. These courses are designed for students to acquire knowledge that will assist them with their service based careers. The courses are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional while working with their chosen profession.
All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are important for students who enroll.
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