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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Next Generation Educator
Major: 6241
First Term: 2013 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 10
CIPS Code: 13.0301
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Education (56)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Next Generation Educator includes coursework for cross-disciplinary faculty to develop knowledge and skills to effectively promote learning for the 21st Century learner. Coursework focuses on best practices for teaching 21st Century learners, with an emphasis on effective course/curriculum design aligned to competencies/standards, outcomes-based assessment, and educational applications of technology.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Track II: ECH/EDU298++ course requires Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) focus and approval of Instructor

Program Prerequisites
Permission of Department Chair.
Required Courses
 Credits: 3
 ETL211AACurriculum Mapping and Instructional Design1
 ETL211ABOutcomes-Based Learning and Informative Assessment1
 ETL211ACLesson Design and Delivery1
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 7
 ETL102Educational Applications of Technology1
+ETL287Teaching and Learning Seminar1
Select six (6) credits from one of the following two (2) tracks:
Track I: ESL/Dual LanguageCredits: 6
+EPD244Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings3
+EPD246Teaching and Assessment of English Language Learners (ELL)3
 SPA119Spanish for Educational Settings I3
+SPA120Spanish for Educational Settings II3
Select any 3-6 credits from the following language courses at the 100 level or above:
 ARB+++Any ARB Arabic courses OR 
 FRE+++Any FRE French courses OR 
 GER+++Any GER German courses OR 
 HEB+++Any HEB Hebrew courses OR 
 ITA+++Any ITA Italian courses OR 
 JPN+++Any JPN Japanese courses OR 
 RUS+++Any RUS Russian courses OR 
 SPA+++Any SPA Spanish courses OR 
 SLG+++Any SLG Sign Language courses3-6
Track II: STEMCredits: 6
 EDU111Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I1
+EDU112Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II1
+EPD250Teaching Elementary Number Sense and Operations Grades K-86
+EPD251Teaching Geometry and Measurement Grades K-83
+EPD252Teaching Patterns, Algebra and Functions Grades K-86
+EPD253Teaching Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics Grades K-83
+EPD254Mathematics Classroom Assessment3
+EPD255Research-Based Practices, Pedagogy, and Instructional Leadership in Mathematics3
+ECH/EDU298++Special Projects (any suffixed course)1-3

Program Competencies
1.Design/refine course design and assessments based on best practices to support the diverse needs of 21st Century learners. (ETL211AA, ETL211AB)
2.Analyze past and emerging technologies to enhance course design to support teaching and learning. (ETL211AC)
3.Identify learning objectives and outcomes that effectively measure students' knowledge gained. (ETL211AB)
4.Identify and develop effective strategies based on best practices for active student engagement. (ETL211AC)
5.Explore options for addressing instructional challenges based on current realities. (ETL211AA, ETL211AB, ETL211AC)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.