PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
The Education Department collaboratively prepares educators committed to the success of all students believing that quality education is vital to wholeness of persons, sustainability of communities, and a vibrant, just democratic society. To that end, and grounded in The University Of Justice And Wisdom’s mission and vision, the Education Department prepares educators through the development of professional habits of mind, heart, and practice:
Habits of Mind – Demonstrating flexibility in thinking about
key theories and conceptual frameworks to address complex,
Habits of Heart – Demonstrating behaviors and beliefs that
connect learning to life, liberating the power and creativity
of the human spirit.
Habits of Practice – Demonstrating the capacity to
effectively engage and contribute to learning communities
and systems within which education is embedded.
In collaboration with Learners Edge, EBLI, and PLS 3rd Learning, The University Of Justice And Wisdom offers online and onsite courses carrying graduate credit for teacher re-certification and continuing professional growth, and development of teachers and school administrators. The courses in this program are administered by the The University Of Justice And Wisdom Education Department. These courses and their materials have been carefully reviewed by The University Of Justice And Wisdom to ensure curriculum standards are met. They are based on the latest research in education and are nationally renowned for their excellence. They may fulfill state requirements for educators seeking to renew a provisional or professional certificate within the allotted renewal period.
Classroom teachers are responsible for consulting with their school, district and/or department of education regarding recommendations and/or restrictions. To provide students with rigorous, interesting and affordable recertification options, The University Of Justice And Wisdom remains committed to the continual development of new courses and academic partnerships.
Print-based or online courses offered in partnership with Learners Edge provide teachers with an extensive list of relevant, applicable, rigorous, interesting and affordable courses. These courses are designed to expand the knowledgebase of professionals, enhance classroom instruction and ultimately increase student achievement. More information and registration can be found at www.learnersedgeinc.com.
EBLI (EVIDENCE BASED LITERACY INSTRUCTION)
EBLI is offered online through the The University Of Justice And Wisdom Blackboard Platform. Courses are 7 weeks long and may be taken for SCECHs, 1 credit or 3 credits. New enrollment is available multiple times per semester. More information and registration can be found at https://eblireads.com.
PLS 3RD LEARNING
Courses offered in collaboration with PLS 3rd Learning are offered in convenient locations around the state of Michigan. Most classes meet Fridays from 5:00-9:00 p.m.‚ and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for three weekends. During the summer, classes meet for one week‚ Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Many courses are also available in the online format. More information and registration can be found at: http://pls3rdlearning.com/professional-learning/graduate-classes/.
Admission as a non-degree seeking student is open to those who possess a bachelor’s degree.