Degree: Credit available Non-credit
Classroom Type: Fully Online
Provides elementary and early learning leaders with skills and knowledge to lead cross-system improvements and to implement instructional reforms that benefit our youngest learners, preschool through 3rd grade.
May 1, 2024
The program consists of approximately 135 hours of learning. There are 9 modules, with 10 to 12 hours of asynchronous learning and three hours of synchronous learning per module.
Campus: CU Denver Online
This 10-month, fully online, executive-style program is for working administrators who want to engage in intentional and collaborative learning to deepen their understanding of child development, school leadership, and learning opportunities that dismantle historic inequities.
Our approach at the University of Colorado Denver is to support working professionals in an engaging, blended format of monthly modules completed primarily through asynchronous work. The program also provides bi-monthly synchronous sessions with leading researchers and practitioner-experts engaged in innovative P-3 work.
While school readiness and ready schools were priorities before the pandemic, they have become even more important as school districts, early care and education (ECE) programs, state agencies, and other stakeholders grapple with the inequitable opportunities provided to our youngest learners. Now is an opportune time for school leaders to re-imagine and invest deeply in their skills and knowledge to design school cultures and collaborative teamwork, informed by research, that will close early achievement gaps and support young learners.
The National P-3 Leadership Certificate program launches June 1, 2024 and concludes March 31, 2025. This 10-month, nine-module, non-degree, continuing professional education certificate paces participants to engage in one module per month. A month-long break is scheduled for September 2024. For each of the modules, the learning format is primarily asynchronous content with two 90-minute synchronous sessions.
Module 1: Foundations for P-3
Module 2: Child Development with an Equity Lens
Module 3: Engaging Families and Communities
Module 4: Learning Environments and School Culture
Module 5: Supporting Effective Teaching
Module 6: Aligned Curricula and Instructional Practices
Module 7: Continuous Improvement
Module 8: P-3 Policy and Advocacy
Module 9: Building for P-3 Sustainability
Teams of participants can be supported by state or district Title II-A, American Rescue Plan (ARP), and other sources. Please contact us if you would like to discuss possibilities.
*Costs of materials (~$100) not included
Recommended Completion Time:10 months