"Master the Art of Teaching"
In partnership with Cal Poly Pomona and the Art Center College of Design: Earn an MA (45 Units) or Certificate (20 Units) in Design-Based Learning Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary & Secondary awarded through Cal Poly Pomona.
Design-Based Learning is a highly researched, project-based and standards-based methodology. It provides tools and techniques for teaching students basic skills and knowledge from any subject so that they learn how to think critically at the highest level - to invent, extrapolate, adapt and transform information - to gain deeper understanding of subject matter. These techniques promote language acquisition, oral language development and enriched learning experiences for all students.
Begins Summer 2016: July 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26
Enroll in the first course – The five-day Design-Based Learning Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena:
The Doreen Gehry Nelson method of Design-Based Learning for K-12 teachers integrates creative thinking into all subjects of the K-12 curriculum through guided lessons organized around essential questions to meet the demands of the four "C's" of Common Core learning:
Creativity, critical thinking and communication & collaboration.
- Classes meet one night a week
- MA degree is two years and a certificate is one year
- Use your own classroom for coursework then write it up
- Final MA project is a curriculum guide developed throughout the courses
- No design, technology skills or special materials needed
- No GRE, no examinations in core classes, no textbooks or parking fees
Design-Based Learning Background:
The Design-Based Learning program for K-12 teachers in Curriculum and Instruction began in 1995. Developed and directed by Doreen Gehry Nelson, a professor both at Cal Poly Pomona and at Art Center College of Design, the program provides training for teachers in:
- Developing language skills for English Language Learners
- Identifying and utilizing the power of the spatial domain as a catalyst for promoting higher-level thinking skills
- Using creative processes and scientific experimentation to teach students to observe, analyze, critique and modify
- Instructing students to work alone, to learn to communicate as they experience active citizenship and democratic decision-making
- Achieving a student-centered classroom environment to develop high self-esteem and student accountability
- Providing a simulated context for learning (a city, a village, a business, a continent or a civilization) that is curriculum driven
- Developing effective assessment tools
Now accepting applications!
To enroll in this years program go to the Art Center College of Design.
I. Degree Program Courses — 20 Units
|GED 540||Intro to Design-Based Learning||4 units|
|GED 541||Design-Based Learning as a Process||4 units|
|GED 547||Making Curriculum Physical||4 units|
|GED 548||The Classroom as a Microworld||4 units|
|GED 549||Developing Curriculum Presentations with Technology||4 units|
II. Complementary Study Courses — 4 units
|GED 522/A||Instructional Strategies for Language & Literacy Field Sites||2/2 units|
|GED 550||Seminar in Educational Issues||4 units|
|GED 599||Special Topics for Graduate Students||4 units|
|GED 650||Seminar in Current Problems & Strategies in Education||4 units|
III. Complete ALL of the following Core Research Courses — 16 units
|GED 532||Tests, Measurements, and Evaluations||4 units|
|GED 690||Seminar in Educational Research||4 units|
|GED 693||Conducting Educational Research||4 units|
|GED 691||Directed Study||4 units|
IV. Choose one of the following to complete your MA program
|GED 695||Project||6 units|
For more information contact:
Professor Doreen Gehry Nelson