Certificates for Teacher Professional Development

What is a Certificate?

Overview

Choose from a variety of non-degree certificates—and put the “Edge” in your professional development.

We understand that a focused group of courses can make a lasting impact on teaching and learning as well as open doors related to teaching assignment, leadership roles, and salary advancement.

Learners Edge, in partnership with Augustana University and Pacific Lutheran University, is offering non-degree certificates.

Certificate participants will receive:

  • Graduate credit from Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana University with certificate notation on their transcript
  • Certificate of Completion
  • An unmatched experience at an affordable price

(Please note that these certificates/graduate credits are intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval. The certificates are not intended for license endorsements or any change in licensure status beyond renewal.)

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Choose from a variety of non-degree certificates—and put the “Edge” in your professional development.

We understand that a focused group of courses can make a lasting impact on teaching and learning as well as open doors related to teaching assignment, leadership roles, and salary advancement.

Learners Edge, in partnership with Augustana University and Pacific Lutheran University, is offering non-degree certificates.

Certificate participants will receive:

  • Graduate credit from Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana University with certificate notation on their transcript
  • Certificate of Completion
  • An unmatched experience at an affordable price

(Please note that these certificates/graduate credits are intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval. The certificates are not intended for license endorsements or any change in licensure status beyond renewal.)

Certificate Options

+Early Childhood Certificate

Early Childhood:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

Birth to age 5 are critical years to launch children into a lifetime of learning. Research demonstrates the benefit of teaching and nurturing children through music, language, and every day interactions. This series of courses will ensure your understanding of the importance and many benefits of early childhood education, and will help get the children with whom you work on the path to learning.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+Instructional Strategies Certificate

Instructional Strategies:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

Arm yourself with strategies proven to help students achieve. Explore how top teachers approach instruction, and discover new ways of deeply engaging your students in their learning. This certificate is ideal for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+Social-Emotional Learning Certificate

Social-Emotional Learning:

11 credits (4 courses) / $1,536

"Empathy, self-control, grit" are some of the terms we use to describe the skills needed to survive and thrive in the world today. Social-emotional learning has been called the "missing piece" of the educational puzzle. This suite of SEL courses will give you what you need to ensure your students have the mindset and skills to achieve success. 

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+Special Populations Certificates

Special Populations:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

All students can indeed learn—they might just not learn in exactly the same way. Throughout this program of courses, you’ll gain a better understanding of--and comfort level with—a variety of special populations. Perfectly suited for general and special education teachers.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

Special Populations Certificate (Option A)

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Special Populations Certificate (Option B)

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+Learning Technologies Certificate (retiring 12/15/19)

Learning Technologies:

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,197

Don’t let your students and their use of technology pass you by! Through the Learning Technologies Certificate you will be brought up to speed on the latest innovations, how your students are using them and learn techniques to incorporate today’s technology effectively into your curriculum.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+Literacy Certificates

Literacy:

Incorporating important concepts in both writing and reading, this program of courses will help you become a more effective literacy educator. Nurture your budding readers and writers and empower them to be independent thinkers and learners. This certificate is geared towards general educators as well as teachers of language arts.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

Primary (K-2) Certificate

12 credits (4 courses): $1,596

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Intermediate (3-8) Certificate

9 credits (3 courses): $1,197

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Secondary Certificate

9 credits (3 courses): $1,197

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+Online Teaching Certificate (Retiring 12/15/19)

Online Teaching:

9 credits (3 courses) / $1,197

Engage your students with your savvy knowledge of online teaching tools. Learn what motivates digital learners, how to use online tools that will captivate your audience and create an online environment to showcase your curriculum.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+English Language Learners Certificate

English Language Learners:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

Designed to inspire and educate, this collection of English Language Learner courses was curated to increase awareness about the students and cultures represented in our classrooms. Ensure your EL learners reach their potential emotionally, socially, and academically as you guide their learning using culturally competent best practices.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

English Language Learners Certificate (Option A) - This option is available for registration through 12/15/19)

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English Language Learners Certificate (Option B)

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+Educator Resilience Certificate - NEW!

Educator Resilience:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

Resilience is one of the key components to success! Designed to empower educators, this inspirational selection of courses covers teacher burn-out, vulnerability, happiness, and ways to recharge your teaching practice. Buoy your resilience, invigorate your teaching, and plan for your future with this bold suite of courses! This certificate benefits all educators from PreK-12+.

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

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+Student Support Certificates (ideal for teachers, social workers, counselors, school psychologists)

Student Support:

12 credits (4 courses) / $1,596

Created for everyone who has a stake in the health and wellness of students, this collection of courses covers trauma, anxiety, poverty and students who identify as LGBTQ. Especially appropriate for school counselors, social workers, school nurses, and school psychologists. PreK-12+. 

(course descriptions are provided by link, but please use the Register Now! button on this page for full Certificate Program registration)

Student Support Certificate (option A)

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Student Support Certificate (option B)

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Frequently Asked Questions

+How long do I have to complete the non-degree certificate courses?
We strongly encourage you to complete the course in the session in which you registered. If you are unable to complete the course within 2 consecutive sessions, you will need to contact us to discuss options.
+What do I gain by enrolling in a non-degree certificate?
How a certificate is weighed is specific to every school district, or state. Earning a certificate demonstrates you have successfully completed a series of courses in a specific area.
+Where does the credit for a non-degree certificate come from?
Currently, credit for our certificates comes from either Pacific Lutheran University or Augustana University (you choose), both academic partners are regionally accredited.
+Are the courses within Certificates offered in Print-based or Online format?
Many of the courses are offered in both a Print-based or Online format – you choose! Please note that any course you select in a print-based format will require a $20 surcharge. 
+ Are discounts available when I order a Certificate?
A multi-course discount is already calculated with Certificate pricing. We’re sorry, group discounts do not apply.
+What else do I need to know to earn a non-degree certificate?
  • All courses must be taken through the same certificate granting academic partner.
  • Courses taken previously through a different academic partner do not apply.
  • Courses taken previously through Learners Edge do not apply