EDUX Summer Course

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2,3,4,5,6
  • US $298 - $715
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    EDUX 9928: Maximize Your Professional Practice

    Welcome to the Summer Course Information Page. If you have questions about the summer course, please use our chat feature or reach out to your local coordinator.

    Course Rationale

    “As educators we know that by giving students choice in their learning they reap a higher quality education and are more likely to engage in the learning process. The same certainly holds true for adults in the workplace when professional development is an integral part of the way a system functions. Being given the opportunity to design my own path for professional learning allowed me to focus on areas that I believe need improvement/attention within my own classroom and practice”. – EDUX course participant, Summer, 2022

    Being an effective educator requires time! Educators strive to create lessons that effectively engage students that requires time beyond what is allotted during the traditional school day. With the support of a Professional Development Coordinator, educators will have the time to research, process, and delve deeper into their curriculum and start the year fully prepared. This type of preparation allows educators to approach the school year ready, confident, and enthusiastic.

    EDUX 9928 allows educators to collaborate with other professionals, plan effective curriculum and create materials and resources to enhance teaching and learning. This course provides a great opportunity to work directly with your grade level or content area teams when you enroll together. If you choose, you can also work independently on your own goals. Work at your own pace and place.

    Throughout the course, participants will interact with a Dominican University of California  Professional Development Coordinator whose personal supervision and validation guarantees the kind of accountability that your school district requires.

    Earn graduate level Semester Credits/Units as you learn, develop and prepare for the 2023-2024 school year.

    Step #1 Create Your Project List

    • Align Curriculum
    • Design Blended Learning Lessons
    • Focus on Learning & Integrating New Programs
    • Choose Anything That Makes You More Effective

    Step #2 Complete Your Tasks & Projects

    Document the hours that you spend working on your project:

    • 50 hours earns 2 Graduate-Level Credits ($298)
    • 75 hours earns 3 Graduate-Level Credits ($390)
    • 100 hours earns 4 Graduate-Level Credits ($515)
    • 125 hours earns 5 Graduate-Level Credits ($615)
    • 150 hours earns 6 Graduate-Level Credits ($715)

    Step #3 Celebrate Your Success

    At the end of the summer you will meet locally with a few of your colleagues and a Dominican Instructor to celebrate your accomplishments. This informal meeting is a fun way to show what you have completed during the summer. Interviews are conducted in person or via Zoom. This personal supervision guarantees the kind of accountability that your district requires.

    What You Will Accomplish:

    • Design a professional learning plan that includes a goal or goals that reflect new learning that is aligned with district initiatives, or professional growth plan, and/or maximizes student achievement.
    • Demonstrate advanced professional practice through accountable, self-directed learning and planning.
    • Provide evidence of how new learning aligned to instructional and/or professional standards will be implemented during the 2023-2024 school year.
    • Engage in a collaborative discussion with educators to analyze and reflect on new learning.
    • Participate in optional instructor-led opportunities to learn and collaborate with educators across the country.


    1. What are the starting and ending dates?

    Course officially begins on May 1. Participants can choose to begin work any time after that and complete coursework before the school year begins. The end date will vary by region. Your coordinator can clarify this for you.

    2. Can I begin my work earlier?

    Early registrants have the option to begin coursework during spring break. Check with your coordinator.

    3. I need to finish early, is that possible?

    Yes, your coordinator can work with you to meet deadline needs.

    4. How many credits should I register for?

    This will depend on the size of your projects and the amount of time you can commit to coursework. For those who are unsure, you can register for a smaller amount (2-3 credits), with the option to increase with coordinator approval.

    5. How is this course structured?

    • Attend an orientation (online or in-person)
    • Work at your own pace and place throughout the summer, with coordinator guidance.
    • Attend an exit interview (remote or in-person) to celebrate work accomplished.

    6. If I need help getting started – what should I do?

    Once you register, you will have access to an online Summer Course Center that includes everything you will need and a checklist to guide you. In addition, your coordinator will be available for any questions you may have.

    7. What types of professional goals and projects do educators work on in the summer course?

    There are many possibilities. Some major projects focus on curriculum planning, professional reading and research, team collaboration, learning new programs; whatever will make you more effective as an educator.

    8. How soon do I receive my final grade and transcript?

    Final grades are submitted upon review of coursework and completion of an exit interview. One complimentary official transcript is sent by mail within 3 weeks. A letter of completion will also be available in your DU student account.

    9. Do you offer payment plans?

    For payment plan options, contact Lisa Dempsey, Customer Service Liaison.

    10. Can I take this course every summer?

    Yes, many educators do take this course repeatedly, submitting different goals, projects and evidence.

    EDUX 9928 is a graduate-level course from Dominican University of California, accredited by Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC).

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