Certificate in At Risk-Students

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 631 Psychological and Social Characteristics of At-Risk Student,
  • ED 632 Psychological and Social Characteristics of the Resilient Student,
  • ED 633 Methods of Teaching the At-Risk and the Resilient Student, and
  • ED 634 Special Project Seminar on the At-Risk Student.
  • Nine additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program. ED 602 Social and Psychological Forces Effecting Youth, ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem, ED 655 Motivating the Unresponsive Student, and ED 658 Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence are recommended as the additional nine credits.

Certificate in Athletic Program Leadership and Administration

Required courses for the professional development certifidate include:

  • ED 615 Athletic Administration/Leadership,
  • ED 616 Sports Psychology,
  • ED 617 Coaching Seminar, and
  • ED 618 Athletic Administration/Coaching Internship.
  • Twelve additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program. ED 602 Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth and ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem are recommended as part of the additional 12 credits.

Certificate in Middle School

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 621 Middle School Colloqium I
  • ED 622 Middle School Colloqium II
  • ED 623 Middle School Colloqium III
  • ED 624 Special Project Seminar on the Middle School.
  • Nine additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program. ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem and ED 658 Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence are recommended as part of the additional nine credits.

Certificate in Reading Instruction

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 625 Strategies and Resources in Teaching Reading
  • ED 626 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
  • ED 635 Role of the Reading Specialist
  • ED 636 Overview of Reading Intervention Strategies
  • ED 637 Practicum Part I, Reading Diagnosis and Instruction
  • ED 638 Special Project Seminar in Reading Interventions and/or ED 647 Remedial Reading Techniques for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties
  • ED 639 Psychological and Linguistic Foundations of Reading

This certificate is an MSDE - approved program for Reading Specialist certification as long as students take the following courses as additional six credits 

  • ED 672 Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress
  • ED 635 Practicum Part 2, Role of the Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach

Certificate in School Improvement Leadership

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 671 School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective,
  • ED 672 Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress,
  • ED 673 School Improvement Leadership: Facilitating Group Dynamics, and
  • ED 674 Special Project Seminar/Practicum in School Improvement Leadership.
  • Nine additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program.
  • Those students working to meet Maryland State Department of Education requirements for Administrator I must take the following courses as the nine additional credits: ED 681 Curriculum Issues in a Multicultural Society, ED 653 Supervision for Effective Instruction, and ED 646 School Law.

Certificate in School Mediation

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 607 Seminar and Practice in School Mediation,
  • ED 652 Mediation of Conflict,
  • ED 661 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution, and
  • ED 662 Cultural and Gender Issues in the Mediation of Conflict.
  • Eleven additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program. ED 641 Multicultural Education is recommended as part of the additional 11 credits.

Certificate in Teacher as Leader in Technology

Required courses in the Program (15 credits)

  • ED 675. Teacher Leadership in Technology Based Learning
  • ED 676. Leading Technology Based Learning for Improved Student Learning
  • ED 677A/B. Special Project Seminar: Practicum in Teacher Leadership in Technology
  • ED 671. School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective 
  • ED 681. Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society (3 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

  • ED 672. Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress
  • ED 673. School Improvement Leadership: Facilitating Group Dynamics
  • ED 670. Instructional Design
  • ED 669. Assistive Technology
  • ED 668. Applying Technology in the ESL Classroom
  • ED 667. Applying Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • ED 666. Applying Technology in the Social Sciences Classroom
  • ED 665. Applying Technology in the Science Classroom
  • ED 664. Applying Technology in the Math Classroom
  • ED 650. Distance Learning: Theories, History, and Application
  • ED 649. Multimedia in the Curriculum
  • ED 640. Applying Technology in the Language Arts / English Classroom

Certificate in Urban and Diverse Learners

Required courses for the professional development certificate include:

  • ED 611 Education of Urban and Diverse Learners,
  • ED 612 Social Problems of Urban Youth,
  • ED 613 Methods of Teaching Urban and Diverse Learners, and
  • ED 614 Special Project Seminar in the Education of Urban and Diverse Learners.
  • Nine additional credits from the core, clinical and elective courses offered in the Master of Education Program. ED 641 Multicultural Education, ED 662 Culture and Gender Issues in the Mediation of Conflict and ED 658 Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence are recommended as part of the additional nine credits.

**Students participating in the Welch Center's eight Professional Development Certificate programs are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.

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