Academic Certificate in Next Generation Educator

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Next Generation Educator

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Education


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Track II: ECH/EDU298++ course requires Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) focus and approval of Instructor.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Next Generation Educator includes coursework for cross-disciplinary faculty to develop knowledge and skills to effectively promote learning for the 21st Century learner. Coursework focuses on best practices for teaching 21st Century learners, with an emphasis on effective course/curriculum design aligned to competencies/standards, outcomes-based assessment, and educational applications of technology.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design/refine course design and assessments based on best practices to support the diverse needs of 21st Century learners.
  2. Analyze past and emerging technologies to enhance course design to support teaching and learning.
  3. Identify learning objectives and outcomes that effectively measure students' knowledge gained.
  4. Identify and develop effective strategies based on best practices for active student engagement.
  5. Explore options for addressing instructional challenges based on current realities.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Permission of Department Chair.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
ETL102Educational Applications of Technology1
ETL287Teaching and Learning Seminar1
Select six (6) credits from one of the following two (2) tracks:
Track I: ESL/Dual Language Credits:6
EPD244Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings3
EPD246Teaching and Assessment of English Language Learners (ELL)3
SPA119Spanish for Educational Settings I3
SPA120Spanish for Educational Settings II3
Select any 3-6 credits from the following language courses at the 100 level or above:
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic courses OR
FRE+++ Any FRE French courses OR
GER+++ Any GER German courses OR
HEB+++ Any HEB Hebrew courses OR
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian courses OR
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese courses OR
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian courses OR
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish courses OR
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language courses3-6
Track II: STEM Credits:6
EDU111Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I1
EDU112Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II1
EPD250Teaching Elementary Number Sense and Operations Grades K-86
EPD251Teaching Geometry and Measurement Grades K-83
EPD252Teaching Patterns, Algebra and Functions Grades K-86
EPD253Teaching Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics Grades K-83
EPD254Mathematics Classroom Assessment3
EPD255Research-Based Practices, Pedagogy, and Instructional Leadership in Mathematics3
ECH/EDU298++Special Projects (any suffixed course)1-3

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Major: 6241N
First Term: 2013 Spring
Final Term: 2020 Spring
Award: AC
Total Credits: 10
CIPS code: 13.0301
SOC codes: 25-9031
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: N/A
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020