Certificate of Advanced Study in Education

Certificate of Advanced Study in Education


The teaching profession is rapidly changing, and we need innovative and dynamic educators with cutting-edge skills to guide students in the 21st century. The Certificate of Advanced Study provides teachers with those skills through a sequence of courses focused on advanced teaching topics such as instructional coaching, next generation science teaching, gifted education, and computational thinking.

Advanced Study participants take four classes through Northwestern University’s top-ranked School of Education and Social Policy to receive their certificate. Courses are offered in a variety of formats that fit into a teacher’s busy schedule, including one-week intensives in the summer and online courses. All Certificate of Advanced Study courses can be applied towards a master’s degree in Teacher Leadership.

Scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest on the online application.


Credits

1 Course = 2 ⅔ Semester Hours


Tuition

$3,373 per course through summer 2017


Fellowships

Fellowships are available to qualified applicants


Certification

Computational Thinking and Computer Science K-12

  • Foundations of Computational Thinking
  • (two-week summer intensive)
  • Learning with Computational Modeling Grades 6-12
  • (two-week summer intensive)
  • Representation and Inquiry with Digital Tools Grades K-5
  • (two-week summer intensive)
  • Translating Social Media Practices into Classroom Skills
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Teaching and the New World of “Big Data”
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Exploring Computational Thinking in the Classroom
  • (one-week summer intensive)
Learn more about Computational Thinking and Computer Science K-12

Instructional Coaching

  • Teacher Thinking and Learning
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Using Video for Professional Learning I
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Using Video for Professional Learning II
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Instructional Coaching
  • (one-week summer intensive)
Learn more about Instructional Coaching

Next Generation Science Teaching

  • Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • (two-week summer intensive)
  • Science Curriculum Materials Design and Adaptation I
  • (two-week summer intensive)
  • Using Video for Professional Learning I
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Science Curriculum Materials Design and Adaptation II
  • (two-week summer intensive)
Learn more about Next Generation Science Teaching

The Gifted

  • Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners
  • (one-week summer intensive)
  • Giftedness, Creativity and the Development of Talent
  • (fall online)
  • Designing Effective Programs and Services for Advanced Learners
  • (winter online)
  • Advanced Topics in Gifted Education
  • (spring online)
Learn more about The Gifted

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprog@sesp.northwestern.edu