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Teaching & Instruction

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs focused on learning to teach or to teach more effectively.

Our classes and programs address teaching a particular audience or using particular modalities, technologies or levels.

Partners in the Arts

Partners in the Arts offers training workshops, courses and institutions for professional educators seeking to engage integrated teaching and learning with their students. Partners in the Arts is the region's premier integrated teaching and learning instructional provider.

Upcoming Courses


For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online, get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. This certificate program consists of three courses: Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Fostering Online Discussion.

Online, starting on 09/06/22 and ending on 12/02/22
In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online.

Online, starting on 09/06/22 and ending on 09/30/22
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, the phases of design and development, course design guidelines and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources, and designing the structure. We will discuss the phases of design, including development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing online interaction.

Online, starting on 07/05/22 and ending on 07/29/22
In the online classroom the relationships and interactions among people are the primary generators of learning. Come learn how to build online communities with the foremost authorities, authors of the popular book by the same title. Acquire a new understanding of redefining community in cyberspace. Find out the importance of a learning community. Learn about using dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and fostering inter-group and other forms of collaboration.

Online, starting on 08/01/22 and ending on 08/26/22
Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you.

Online, starting on 09/06/22 and ending on 10/28/22
In this course, students will explore best practices in Online and Distance Learning Instruction and apply this knowledge by creating actual online modules and courses. This course is designed to support the growth of all educators, whether they are preparing to enter the 21st century teaching workforce or experienced classroom teachers. Course content and activities will prepare students to design a variety of online learning environments, from 100% distance learning classrooms to supporting in-person instruction with blended tools, resources and strategies.

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