English Language Arts Excellence in the Common Core

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The field of education is changing rapidly, especially with many states adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The English Language Arts Excellence post-baccalaureate certificate addresses this change head on by providing you with tangible skills for teaching language arts under these new standards. Courses will introduce you to the CCSS initiative and its development, the CCSS Language Arts standards, and how you can apply this new understanding to daily classroom practice.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.

COURSE CODE

NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

EDC5030-8

Making the Shift: Understanding English Language Arts in Common Core

In this course, students will be introduced to the development of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Students will analyze the structure of the standards and the clustered content strands spiraled throughout the K-12 curriculum. Students will also explore the purpose and development of the standards and the primary shifts from previous standard initiatives. Course mastery will be demonstrated through a peer presentation of background, structure, and analysis of the Common Core Standards.

EDC5032-8

Improving Instruction: Applying English Language Arts in the Common Core I

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the emphasis placed on how improving instruction has become much more standardized with the introduction of the Common Core Standards. Students will work with the English Language Arts standards and apply this knowledge to lesson writing and delivery. Students will demonstrate mastery by designing a unit lesson plan using a cluster of standards identifying prerequisite skills and future content skills.

EDC5032-8

Improving Instruction: Applying English Language Arts in the Common Core II

In this course, students will learn on how to improve instruction using the Common Core Standards. Students will work with the English Language Arts standards and apply this knowledge to assessments and assessment writing. Students will demonstrate mastery by developing an assessment plan using a cluster of standards which includes formative and summative assessment.

EDC5033-8

Excellence and Innovation: English Language Arts in the Common Core and Long Term Improvements

In this course, students will analyze the English Language Arts Common Core standards and their potential impact on student achievement. The standards will be examined in relation to implementation, response to intervention, and professional learning communities. Students will demonstrate mastery by developing a long term school improvement plan that will include the application of professional learning communities to increase professional development and student achievement.

 

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Education's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $460
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,380
  • Program cost: $5,520
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $250
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors.For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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