With an estimated $127 billion capital construction dollars needed nationwide to bring US public school facilities up to “good” condition, and the increasing demand for more schools due to aging facilities, population expansion, class size reduction mandates, and litigation levied against states regarding equitable facilities, a great demand for current and relevant information regarding educational facility planning and best practices in leading capital construction projects is needed within the fields of education, architecture, facility planning, and construction management. In order to address the need for sound information, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International and San Diego State University's National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse have partnered to develop a fully accredited Advanced Certificate Program in Educational Facility Planning.
This comprehensive course of study is grounded in the key knowledge and skills central to the sound planning, building, and maintaining of learner-centered school facilities. The courses will be delivered electronically and organized into course modules based upon chapters of Creating Connections: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning (2004). In addition to the Advanced Certificate, participants may earn postbaccalaureate credit at San Diego State University, AIA recertification credit, and CEPFI's REFP credits.
This advanced certificate program is one of the most comprehensive programs available for understanding the key concepts of planning, designing, building, and maintaining schools. This high quality program positively impacts students, teachers, and communities world-wide as educators and educational facilities professionals prepare themselves to design and construct school facilities that are healthy, sustainable, and high-performing.
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