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Reading Certificate

September 01, 2014 - May 29, 2015

The USC Reading Certificate program is designed to equip you with the skills and competencies to meet your students' needs in literacy. As an approved program by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, our program helps you become an expert in literacy.

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Program Objectives

Learn to plan, evaluate and implement K-12 Reading/Language Arts programs effectively

Diagnose reading difficulties using a battery of assessments to identify readers' needs

Design comprehensive instructional plans to re-mediate reading instruction

Create a Professional Dossier that catalogues your ...

Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students

September 01, 2014 - June 10, 2015

The Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students is an online certificate program comprised of four distinct modules or units of study. The modules progress in both depth and complexity and build upon previously introduced concepts and lessons.

Program Focus

Throughout each module, students learn and discuss the dimensions of the gifted curriculum with each module answering the following questions: "What is differentiation?" "How is effective curriculum taught?" and "What should teachers observe in relationship to student learning responses and outcomes?"

The Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students uses the tenets of differentiated curriculum for ...

Ayres Sensory Integration® Training Course

September 08, 2014 - December 18, 2014

For over 35 years, the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has offered an intensive training program in sensory integration, originated by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D, OTR, FAOTA. This world-renowned hands-on theory, assessment and intervention program, informally known by its USC course number, OT 610, and held at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California, provides small groups of occupational, physical and speech therapists graduate level or CE units as well as mentorship and supervision in the application of  Ayres ...

Leadership in Enrollment Management

September 29, 2014 - May 22, 2015

Created and led by Dr. Jerome Lucido, Executive Director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice at the University of Southern California, the Leadership in Enrollment Management online certificate program has been designed specifically for emerging leaders in the profession. 


This is a thirty-week online program, spanning 3 ten-week sessions. For the 2014 cohort, the course runs from September 29, 2014 - May 22, 2015. Lectures and discussion will be held asynchronously. The curriculum content includes enrollment management in the institutional ...

Food Industry Executive Program

September 08, 2014 - September 11, 2014

It is essential for executives in the food industry to continue to elevate their personal leadership and management skills in order to effectively lead their organizations. With technology changes, challenges of maintaining customer loyalty, and globalization altering the playing field, it is important to learn various strategies to sustain growth and business expansion.

This four day program conducted by faculty from USC's Marshall School of Business and Food Industry Subject Matter Experts will enhance the business mindset of executives, managers, and high potentials while providing useful knowledge and engaging discussion and ...

Management Development Program

September 13, 2014 - October 25, 2014


Building the foundation for success requires the mastering of business basics and the ability to know how to apply them. Geared toward experienced professionals and those new to management, this course offers an in-depth look at fundamental business tools and exposure to the latest ideas in the Management Development. Each session of the program will give you an opportunity to learn such critical issues as team building, finance, leadership, marketing, strategic management, consumer satisfaction and operations. You will learn everything from the concrete language of budgets to the subtle points ...

Lean Six Sigma White Belt

September 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014

Lean Six Sigma White Belt (formerly: Introduction to Lean Six Sigma) will introduce you to the tools and techniques for implementing lean principles. Participants will gain a broad understanding of the philosophy, methods and benefits of lean and value stream mapping as they apply to all types of enterprises. You will be introduced to lean concepts via hands-on exercises.

A lean enterprise views itself as part of an extended value chain, focusing on the elimination of waste between you and your suppliers and you and your customers.  This seminar is the ...