Independent Study courses are self-paced, project-based courses designed to enhance curriculum development and encourage individual growth. They provide a framework for exploring a topic or strategy, but allow teachers to choose their own foci and readings (from a recommended list). Course topics range from teaching methodologies and ecoliteracy to Common Core and classroom management, with an option to design your own course if you don’t see your topic of passion represented (Special Project for Individualized Learning).
Business leaders, including hiring managers, across several industries report that a “skills gap” exists between the attributes they look for in prospective new hires and staff seeking promotions and the attributes they want to see in these same individuals. The gap isn’t in the technical skills needed. It is in the individual’s interpersonal communication skills, project management skills, ability to work in a team environment, and other “soft skills”. In addition, they report that the individual really set up for success is the person with business acumen.
Participate in the education and training that business owners and other key business decision makers prescribed as required for specific IT focused career paths. Earn certifications and the possibility of academic credit as you focus on specified information technology emphasis areas and the business acumen and leadership skills employers defined as required for these career paths. Tuition assistance is available for some programs and eligible students.
Brandman University is proud to offer credit for courses operated by Wescott Courses and Omega Math (a subsidiary of Westcott Courses). Since 1996, Westcott Courses and Omega Math have been offering remedial and transferable online courses in math, IT, general education, and digital marketing to educate students with the skills and perspectives needed for understanding and participating in a complex world.
This exciting online program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, the Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses.
Did you know that, as of 2009, 26% of all children under 5 years old in the US are Hispanic?
This undergraduate-level course is designed to provide early childhood educators with basic knowledge about Latino culture and Spanish language necessary to communicate with parents and students on a basic level. Students will explore the culture of the monolingual population. They will also learn and practice vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate with Spanish-speaking students and parents.
The Teaching the 21st Century Learner Certificate is designed for current educators who want to gain the knowledge and skill needed to serve as effective instructors for K-20 environments, in both online and blended settings. This four-course, fully online program focuses on students meeting and actively employing the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Students will: