Course Descriptions

EDO517: Principles and Strategies for Teachers in Diverse Classrooms

This course addresses the diversity of students in today's classroom. You will learn about cultural and linguistic factors that influence the classroom, strategies for effectively teaching students with special needs and for creating an inclusive classroom environment, and customizing lesson plans that reflect the diverse needs of all students.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

EL206: Academic Prior Learning Portfolio

In this course, you will develop an academic prior learning portfolio that describes, organizes, and categorizes the college-level learning you have acquired through work, volunteer activities, and life experiences. You will explore what you already know, what you already have college credit for, your personal and professional goals, and how all of these pieces fit together into an academic prior learning portfolio. With the assistance of your instructor and your peers, you will create a portfolio that collects previously credited learning (college transcripts, standardized exams, pre-evaluated learning, etc.) as well as descriptive information about learning you have acquired outside the classroom. When complete, you may submit your prior learning portfolio for evaluation to determine if you are eligible for college credit for your learning and skills. This course will be graded pass/fail.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Previous success in one or more college course(s)

PR499: Bachelor's Capstone in Professional Studies

This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies. This course builds on the concepts covered within the program of study. The capstone course provides you with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout your coursework and to assess your level of mastery of the stated outcomes of your degree program.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Final term or permission from the Dean