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CCC and Vanguard University have created various certificate programs to give our students the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in a concentrated field of study.  These certificates may be used by participants to develop professional skills, advance their career, and improve their practice. While certificates provide evidence of depth of knowledge in a particular field of study, they are not a substitute for a required license or credential.


Registration: Non-refundable certificate enrollment fee of $45; certificate requirements at time of enrollment will not change.

 

Requirements: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed and a minimum of 15 units total. Students must earn a minimum of a B- in each applicable course in the Certificate Program.  For additional information, click on the specific program below or Click Here for FAQ #37.  

CERT 1010 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6015 (F ,G ,H)  Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6020 (F ,G ,H)  Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6030 (F ,G ,H)  Conflict Resolution: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6040 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding Student Motivation  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6041 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding Student Motivation II  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6045 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding Student Motivation Challenges  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6310 (F ,G ,H)  Multiple Intelligences: Designing a Classroom Environment  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6455 (F ,G ,H)  Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7605 (H)  Classroom Management: Effective Strategies  (3 units)

CERT 1020 - COMMON CORE CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6550 (F ,G ,H)  Formative Assessment and Common Core: English Language Arts/Literacy  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6555 (F ,G ,H)  English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6560 (F ,G ,H)  Formative Assessment and the Common Core: Mathematics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6565 (F ,G ,H)  Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6570 (F ,G ,H)  Leadership: Implementing the Common Core State Standards  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6575 (F ,G ,H)  The Common Core Standards and Understanding by Design: Mathematics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6580 (F ,G ,H)  The Common Core Standards and Understanding by Design: English Language Arts  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6585 (F ,G ,H)  The Core Six: Teaching with the Common Core State Standards in Mind  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7705 (H)  Common Core: Creating Critical Thinkers  (3 units)
EDUX 7710 (H)  Common Core: Effective Strategies  (3 units)

CERT 1030 - COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Video (Annenberg Learner)
EDUX 7115 (H)  Discovering Psychology  (3 units)
EDUX 7130 (H)  The Mind: Teaching Modules  (3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent BOOK Study
EDUX 7801 (H ,G)  Change Your Brain, Change Your Life  (3 ,2 units)
EDUX 7802 (H ,G)  Unchain Your Brain  (3 ,2 units)
CATEGORY 4 : Online Video (ACI)
EDUX 7401 (F ,G)  Magnificent Mind at any Age  (1 ,2 units)
EDUX 7404 (F ,G)  Healing Anxiety and Depression  (1 ,2 units)
EDUX 7405 (F ,G)  Healing the Hardware of the Soul  (1 ,2 units)

CERT 1040 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6050 (F ,G ,H)  Crafting Curriculum: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6055 (F ,G ,H)  Crafting Curriculum: Using Standards  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6060 (F ,G ,H)  Crafting Curriculum: Beyond the Basics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6070 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6075 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Learning More  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6120 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Responsive Instruction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6145 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Using Assessment Effectively  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6340 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding by Design: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6345 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding by Design: The Backward Design Process  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6350 (F ,G ,H)  Understanding by Design: The Six Facets of Understanding  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6510 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6515 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6520 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Teaching with Student Differences in Mind  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6540 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: The Curriculum Connection  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Online Video (Annenberg Learner)
EDUX 7160 (H)  The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice  (3 units)
EDUX 7325 (H)  Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections  (3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 4 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7610 (H)  Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing Learning  (3 units)
EDUX 7635 (H)  Project-Based Learning: An Overview  (3 units)
EDUX 7650 (H)  Inquiry-Based Learning: An Introduction  (3 units)
CATEGORY 5 : Independent BOOK Study
EDUX 7803 (H ,G)  Secrets of Successful Students  (3 ,2 units)

CERT 1050 - EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6065 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6066 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments II  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6090 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Measurement That's Useful  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6115 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Getting Started with Student Portfolios  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6116 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Getting Started with Student Portfolios II  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6135 (F ,G ,H)  Assessment: Promoting Assessment for Learning  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6265 (F ,G ,H)  Formative Assessment: The Basics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6270 (F ,G ,H)  Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6545 (F ,G ,H)  Differentiated Instruction: Using Ongoing Assessment to Inform Instruction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7640 (H)  Formative Assessments: Informing Instruction  (3 units)
EDUX 7645 (H)  Summative Assessments: A Reflection of Student Learning  (3 units)

CERT 1060 - HEALTH CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6155 (F ,G ,H)  The Brain: The Mind-Body Connection  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6160 (F ,G ,H)  The Brain: Understanding the Physical Brain  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Online Video (Annenberg)
EDUX 7320 (H)  Growing Old in a New Age  (3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 4 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7670 (H)  Health Education: Motivating Students to Improve Their Well-Being  (3 units)
CATEGORY 5 : Independent BOOK Study
EDUX 7800 (H ,G)  Use Your Brain to Change Your Age  (3 ,2 units)
EDUX 7804 (H ,G)  Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time  (3 ,2 units)
EDUX 7805 (H ,G)  Making a Good Brain Great  (3 ,2 units)
CATEGORY 6 : Online Video (ACI)
EDUX 7400 (F ,G)  Change Your Brain, Change Your Body  (1 ,2 units)
EDUX 7403 (F ,G)  Preventing Alzheimer’s  (1 ,2 units)

CERT 1070 - LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6035 (F ,G ,H)  Leadership for Contemporary Schools  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6225 (F ,G ,H)  Leadership: Effective Critical Skills  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6235 (F ,G ,H)  Dimensions of Learning: Observing Teachers  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6240 (F ,G ,H)  Dimensions of Learning: Observing Students  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6315 (F ,G ,H)  Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Leadership  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6410 (F ,G ,H)  Leadership: Becoming a Leading School  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6445 (F ,G ,H)  What Works in Schools: School Leadership in Action  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6570 (F ,G ,H)  Leadership: Implementing the Common Core State Standards  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7330 (H)  Principles for Principals  (3 units)
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Post-Professional Development (Leadership)
EDUX 7590 (H)  Educational Leadership: An Introduction  (3 units)
CATEGORY 4 : Online Interactive (Moodle)
EDUX 8075 (H)  Multi-Dimensional Education  (3 units)

CERT 1080 - LITERACY STRATEGIES CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6180 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Creating an Effective Secondary Reading Program  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6185 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Language Arts and English  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6190 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Mathematics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6195 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Science  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6200 (H ,G ,F)  Literacy Strategies: Social Studies  (3 ,2 ,1 units)
EDUX 6205 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Improving Comprehension  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6210 (H ,G ,F)  Literacy Strategies: Phonemic Awareness and Vocabulary Building  (3 ,2 ,1 units)
EDUX 6220 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies for Learning  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent BOOK Study
EDUX 7615 (H)  Literacy in the Content Areas  (3 units)

CERT 1090 - SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6280 (F ,G ,H)  Literacy Strategies: Special Needs  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6290 (F ,G ,H)  Inclusion: The Basics  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6295 (F ,G ,H)  Inclusion: Implementing Strategies  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6565 (F ,G ,H)  Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Online Video (Annenberg)
EDUX 7310 (H)  The Brain: Teaching Modules  (3 units)
EDUX 7340 (H)  The World of Abnormal Psychology  (3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 4 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7600 (H)  Autism in Education  (3 units)
EDUX 7680 (H)  Equity and Diversity: Supporting All Students  (3 units)
EDUX 7685 (H)  Mainstreaming: Creating an Inclusive Classroom  (3 units)
CATEGORY 5 : Online Video (ACI)
EDUX 7402 (F ,G)  Healing ADD  (1 ,2 units)

CERT 1100 - TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6275 (F ,G ,H)  English Language Learners in the Mainstream  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6415 (F ,G ,H)  Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6420 (F ,G ,H)  Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6425 (F ,G ,H)  An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6465 (F ,G ,H)  Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6555 (F ,G ,H)  English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent BOOK Study
EDUX 7620 (H)  Teaching English Language Learners  (3 units)

CERT 1110 - TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


CERTIFICATES: For each certificate, students must complete at least one course in each category listed below and a minimum of 15 units total.
CATEGORY 1 : Online Interactive (ASCD)
EDUX 6380 (F ,G ,H)  Technology in Schools: Planning Using the LOCATE Model  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6385 (F ,G ,H)  Technology in Schools: Teaching Better  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6460 (F ,G ,H)  Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 6535 (F ,G ,H)  Technology in Schools: Beyond Word Processing  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 2 : Conferences and Post-Professional Development
EDUX 7515 (F ,G ,H)  Professional Development: An Introduction  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7545 (F ,G ,H)  Educational Methods and Strategies - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
EDUX 7550 (F ,G ,H)  Improving Education - A  (1 ,2 ,3 units)
CATEGORY 3 : Independent RESEARCH Study
EDUX 7675 (H)  Technology in Education: Opportunities and Challenges  (3 units)