Why Experiential Learning?
The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning program provides K-12 experiential educators with the knowledge and skills needed to design, facilitate, and lead engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning explores the theoretical foundations, approaches, and strategies for learning through experience and how to apply these competencies with a commitment toward fostering educational equity through reflection, analysis, and action. K-12 classroom teachers who are interested in transforming their practice from more traditional methods of instruction and assessment to more experiential pedagogies designed to meet the needs of diverse learners will benefit from engaging with the courses comprising the certificate.
Experiential learning has been proven to be a highly effective pedagogy for promoting a learner-centric teaching environment that leads to increased student engagement and learning outcomes, and has been shown to increase equity and close the achievement gap in part, by promoting social emotional growth, student agency and self-authorship.
Educators who are interested in seeking out leadership roles within schools will also benefit from earning the Graduate Certificate as the certificate covers content and skills needed for leading both student and adult experiential learning. The Graduate Certificate in Experiential Teaching and Learning is also being designed to meet current needs within the Global Network of Experiential Learning Educators (NExT).
- Delivered in an online, experiential format, and is comprised of four, 4-credit courses
- The program is stackable into the Master of Education in Learning & Instruction
- Provides educators the ability to design, measure, and evaluate practices that lead to changes in student engagement and outcomes
What you'll study