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Graduate Certificate in Best Practices

Lead Faculty: Dr. Linda Ventriglia-Nava

The Best Practices program implements research-based practices that accelerate student achievement. It involves the following effective teaching practices: vocabulary development, comprehensive strategies, accelerated English Language Learning, higher level questioning, differentiated and targeted instruction, student engagement strategies, cooperative learning grouping strategies and standard-based instruction. Along with learning the strategies listed above, candidates will be taught how to create multidisciplinary standards-based lesson plans. They will learn how to target research-based strategies to close the achievement gap.

Candidates will do a videostreaming analysis of specific strategies.  Candidates will develop a repertoire of strategies to become a trainer of trainers.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate Best Practices for Standards-based instruction across content areas.
  2. Use Best Practice teaching Strategies across the curriculum.
  3. Apply to their teaching the framework of Teach, Practice and Apply using Best Practice Teaching strategies.
  4. Implement Best Practice teaching strategies for the development of vocabulary, math, reading comprehension and interdisciplinary learning.
  5. Integrate Best Practices in multimedia-interactive classroom instruction.
  6. Demonstrate a repertoire of differentiated instructional strategies for assessment and grouping.


(4 courses; 18 quarter units)

Core Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)

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