Program Modules - FAQs

What is the purpose of the Program Orientation module? 

The Program Orientation is your first step in the certification journey. It’s designed to introduce you to your cohort and the online collaboration tools you’ll be using. It will also prepare you for the overall structure and expectations of the program.  

How long does each module take to complete?

The duration for each module varies, but most of the modules are 4+ weeks. Some modules may require more time, such as the Teacher Practice & Proficiency module, which spans 12 weeks.  

Is there an order to complete the modules?

Yes, the modules are designed to be sequential creating a comprehensive and connected learning experience, starting with the Program Orientation and ending with Teacher Practice & Proficiency.

What happens during the Teacher Practice & Proficiency module?

This is the 12-week clinical practice or student teaching part of the program where you’ll work in a classroom alongside a mentor teacher. You’ll engage in hands-on teaching and participate in reflective and collaborative practices with your cohort.

Are there assessments or exams for each module?

Yes, assessments are integrated throughout the program to gauge your understanding and application of the material. Some modules have more formal assessments, such as the Student Assessments and Teacher Practice & Proficiency modules.

What kind of support will I receive during the modules?

Throughout the program, you’ll have access to faculty, mentors, and program advisors who can offer guidance, feedback, and assistance as needed.  You’ll also find your classmates in your cohort will become a great network of support.

Can I work full-time while completing the program?

Many of our students work while enrolled. Keep in mind that the Teacher Practice & Proficiency module requires a significant time commitment and may interfere with a full-time work schedule if you are not already a full-time teacher or working full-time in a school.

What if I have more questions about a specific module?

Speak with your faculty member or contact your program advisor. You can also refer to the detailed descriptions provided for each module. We’re here to ensure you have all the information you need to succeed.