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Dominican University of California (DominicanCAonline) understands that teachers and administrators at all levels need high-quality, accredited, online courses to continue their professional development. We offer countless online courses to meet your needs – including summer online or live courses — so if your goal is to increase your mastery of a subject area, learn to integrate technology in your classroom, expand your STEM courses, create your own curriculum, increase your professional reading, or manage your diverse classroom differently, we have numerous courses for you. Click on the categories below for details and course names.
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EDUO 9000: Reflective Reading (Sections 9000, 9002 – 9010, & 9041-9043)

Reading books reflectively is important for both students and their teachers. While as teachers we are constantly looking for ways to motivate our students to becoming lifelon ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9077: Reflection – Teaching through the Pandemic

Course Overview We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey Reflection can be the primary lever for improved educator teaching ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 0,1
  • USD $0 - $39
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EDUO 9021-9027: Teachers’ Book Study Club

Course Overview Reading books and discussing them is important for students and teachers. While discussing the content of a book, we will often get much more from the book ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $169
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EDUO 9025: Teachers’ Book Study Club

Course Overview Reading books and discussing them is important for students and teachers. While discussing the content of a book, we will often get much more from the book ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $169
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EDUO 9026: Teachers’ Book Study Club

Course Overview Reading books and discussing them is important for students and teachers. While discussing the content of a book, we will often get much more from the book ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $169
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EDUO 9027: Teachers’ Book Study Club

Course Overview Reading books and discussing them is important for students and teachers. While discussing the content of a book, we will often get much more from the book ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $169
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EDUO 9033E: Gateways to Learning

Education reform is often based on the latest unproven fad and its implementation is not only impractical but takes years.There is no need to wait for education reform to make ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 6
  • USD $799
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EDUO 9044: Meet Them Where They Are

Encourage students to be excited about reading for fun. Read top-rated Young Adult (YA) Fiction. Passionately promote books that will turn on even reluctant readers. Design ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9047: You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

Encourage students to be excited about reading to learn. Read top-rated student appropriate Narrative Nonfiction. Passionately promote books that will turn on even reluctant ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9049: Make a Difference

Immerse yourself in social and environmental justice books that you would like your students to read.Discuss your reading with similar grade teachers Prepare Book Talks, ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9051: Teacher Self-Care: Building Social Connections and Support Systems

Social connection is one of the most important factors of well-being, and social support is an essential for positive work functioning.Learn the psychology behind social ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9052: Teacher Self-Care: The Science of Gratitude

Explore the science of gratitude and the benefits gratitude has on our personal well-being.Learn how to implement gratitude into your daily life and your classroom using ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9053: Teacher Self-Care: Managing Work and Life

Is work-life balance a myth? This is a question that many are asking as we continue to work more and more hours. Learn about the current state of work-life balance and ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9054: Implementing Self- Care for Educators

Research the importance of self-care for teachers as it relates to teacher retention, job satisfaction, and decrease in teacher burnout. Use knowledge of self-care to plan and ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $149 - $298
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EDUO 9057: Enhanced Flipped Learning

Important Notice: In an effort to help you transition your classroom to online learning, we are offering a FREE 12-step roadmap for a Rapid Transition to Online Learning ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $585
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EDUO 9101: Fundamentals of Google Docs and Drive

Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. There are new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work and learn in the ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $447
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EDUO 9104: Teaching and Learning with IPad

Course Overview Mobile devices continue to make inroads into the modern day classroom, and iPad is in a class by itself! Go to work with your iPad. Explore best practices, ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $507
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EDUO 9105: Build Your Class Website

Course Overview Website creation used to take time - time teachers don’t have. Now Google Sites and other online services make it easy. Teachers focus on their content and ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $338
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EDUO 9106: iPad in Your Classroom

Note: EDUO 9106 and EDUO 9104 are similar in content. However, EDUO 9104 is offered for 3 semester credits/units and requires additional lesson planning and implementations. ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $338
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EDUO 9107: Getting Up to Speed with Cool Tech Tools

A textbook is no longer required for this course. Tech changes occur rapidly, outdating print within a short time. The heart of this course remains; assisting newer tech-usin ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $447
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Whether you are a teacher leader, a principal, or an aspiring administrator, teacher evaluation skills are critical. A series of online courses – one each on teacher observation, teacher feedback, and teacher growth – help you develop the skills to move ahead in your career while improving student performance. 3 courses, 2 credits each.

School curriculum overall has moved in recent years toward core subjects, but the arts have been shown to improve student performance overall. Our online courses for teachers include courses such as Teaching Geography Through Art, Classroom Music Games, and Teaching Art to Children: Giving Teachers the Tools to Teach Fine Arts; 6 courses, 1 to 3 credits each.

The job description of a coach today requires more than just sports coaching skills; in addition to athletics, a coach must focus on communications skills, character-building, goal-setting, nutrition and athletic performance, diversity, the problem of drug use among athletes, and demonstrated leadership skills. We offer 19 online courses – for 1 to 3 credits each.

One of our largest and most diverse course categories. Classroom management includes online courses in teaching strategies for attention and behavior disorders, research, grant writing, innovative teaching strategies, creativity within state standards, and a series of classes on creative, collaborative, communicative and critical thinking; 42 courses, from 1 to 3 credits.

Museums, national parks and monuments, and presidential libraries. All are filled with history, cultural diversity, and furthers student awareness and experiences. DominicanCAonline offers 42 courses, from 1 to 6 credits each, that incorporate national treasures into classroom curriculum.

Teacher self-care can seem like an oxymoron when you’re spending all your time and effort on the classroom. But the need for health and wellness applies to both you and your students. Explore online courses on social connection, gratitude, life management, mindfulness, and a series of “Life’s Essentials” courses on happiness, compassion, curiosity, resilience, growth, inspiration, and tolerance; 19 courses, from 1 to 3 credits.

Language arts, in all of their complexity, can be a challenge for any teacher. Our online offerings include courses on teaching writing, building literacy, understanding media messages, independent reading, and multiple classes on teaching English Language Learners; 17 courses, 1 to 3 credits

Math anxiety is real, among students and adults. But it needn’t be; it’s usually an issue of needing more instruction, practice and familiarity with different aspects of the topic. Dominican University of California (DominicanCAonline) courses include such titles as “Stress-Free Math,” “Math Made Easy,” “Learn Math Through Writing,” and a set of classes on mathematical practices: problem-solving, abstract reasoning, modeling, strategic tools, and more; 16 courses, 1 to 4 credits.

Professional development takes place in a lot of ways, top among them reading education-themed books. We recognize this and created series of online courses that are structured through professional reading. Reflective Reading courses focus on such topics as special needs, social and cultural issues, and instructional strategies; the TED courses series spotlights motivation, creativity, learning as a process, change, and exploration; and the Teachers’ Book Study Club empowers groups of teachers to choose a book and learn together; 16 courses, 1 credit.

Reports have shown that K-12 schools continually have more vacancies in STEM fields than in any other. Dominican University of California (DominicanCAonline) offers 25 science-focused online courses, covering subject areas of animals to earth sciences to Newton’s Law, electricity, water conservation, and how to plan Next Generation Science Standard teaching units. 1 to 3 credits.

An integrated method of teaching social studies includes history, pivotal events and their cultural impact, economics, anthropology and civics. Social studies is one of DominicanCAonline’s largest subject areas, including 57 courses that cover early North America to today, from wartime to peacetime, depressions and prosperity, and specific classes that focus on African American, Asian American, Mexican American, Native American, Jewish American and Muslim American populations; from 1 to 4 credits.
  • Ethnic Studies

Three online courses pinpoint strategies for helping Teacher Associate/Union Representatives build an educational outreach program; 3 courses, 1 credit each.

Today’s classrooms often include students with learning disabilities, attention disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, and discipline challenges. Enhamce your teaching practices with online courses; 12 courses, 1 to 3 credits.

Dominican Technology courses are designed to give teachers opportunity to develop their knowledge and application of technology tools and practices to effectively deliver relevant and innovative technology-blended learning situations to students. The following course categories follow the professionally recognized ISTE Standards for Students.
  • Collaboration and Communication
Do you know how to build a website for your classroom, use Google Docs, incorporate tablets and/or digital publishing tools in your lesson plans, flip your classroom or create and include video in your teaching? Don’t let the fear of technology set you back. Dominican University of California (DominicanCAonline) offers 32 online courses focused on technology; From 1 to 3 credits.
  • Supporting Core Skills
  • Facilitating the Digital Classroom
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts

Dominican Technology courses are designed to give teachers opportunity to develop their knowledge and application of technology tools and practices to effectively deliver relevant and innovative technology-blended learning situations to students. The following course categories follow the professionally recognized ISTE Standards for Students.
  • Collaboration and Communication
Do you know how to build a website for your classroom, use Google Docs, incorporate tablets and/or digital publishing tools in your lesson plans, flip your classroom or create and include video in your teaching? Don’t let the fear of technology set you back. Dominican University of California (DominicanCAonline) offers 32 online courses focused on technology; From 1 to 3 credits.
  • Supporting Core Skills
  • Facilitating the Digital Classroom
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts