Professional Development (EDPD) Graduate Courses

Francis Marion University offers 3-credit graduate courses that are specifically offered for professional learning purposes. While this selection of courses includes similar content to traditional Graduate Courses, they may NOT be used toward the Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty. Courses typically taught in this format may be used for recertification credit, but rarely will be accepted as transfer credit. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that EDPD courses will meet credit, recertification, or other needs.

Graduate Level EDPD 525 – Professional Development
This course is designed to provide graduate students with an initial study of issues related to life in poverty and the impact they have on teaching and learning. It includes an introductory study of six standards for teachers of children of poverty, including: life in poverty; the classroom community; family and community partnerships; curriculum design, instructional strategies and assessment; relationship-driven classroom management; and teachers as learners, leaders and advocates to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools serving large numbers of children of poverty.

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COVID-19 Update

As we all face this time of unprecedented challenges, your Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty staff is working remotely to continue and expand our efforts to support your needs.

While our delivery methods and activities will shift during this time, we are working every day to develop and curate resources that will help you now and when we resume face-to-face activities.

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