Pre K-12 Education

BTSA

Brandman University works with numerous Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) programs throughout California to provide graduate credit for beginning teachers and support providers.

Directed Study

Between class, lesson planning, and administrative commitments, it can be difficult for educators to find time for their own education and professional development. With Brandman University’s self-paced, online Directed Study courses, educators can find a course that fits not only their unique areas of interest but their busy lives and schedules.

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential (formerly Tier II) program is designed to develop the professional competencies of practicing educational leaders. Students work with their Brandman University faculty mentor and a self-selected district support provider to develop the skills necessary to:

Provider Partners

Diane Morrison

Established in 1999, Diane Morrison courses offer an array of leading-edge courses to thousands of educators and administrators. These courses will allow you to: improve your teaching skills and earn graduate credit to increase your earning potential; earn credit for projects that you are already doing in your classroom; integrate your yearly growth plan into your course; and relax and enjoy the freedom of designing your course, all while working at your own pace in a convenient place.

CTEL/CLAD

This online program authorizes you to provide specialized instruction to English learners in a California classroom. You'll learn to design curriculum to assist students with developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English.

Courses address the belief that teaching English learners requires an understanding of first and second language acquisition theories; how culture impacts learning; appropriate bilingual methodology; and the need to use appropriate content area instruction through Specially-Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).

Learning Circles

Learning Circles is designed for groups of three or more individuals who would like to get together to discuss a quality book, with the purpose of improving professional practice. The courses are based on a book chosen by participants using the guidelines and rubric provided in the syllabus. This program is ideal for after-school planning, grade-level meetings, book clubs, or other venues that encourage meaningful professional discussions.

Additional Resources:

The Leadership & Learning Center

The Leadership and Learning Center is the professional development and consulting services division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global education and learning company that is leading the way with innovative solutions to challenges facing educators today.

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