Recruitment for Cohort 5 has begun. This cohort will begin in Fall Semester, 2011 according to the schedule below..
Each course is eight weeks in length, two courses per semester.
The entire program of study centers on the student, beginning with a course on learner needs and styles. Each of the remaining courses addresses one component of a successful planning process that results in learner-centered schools. The program curriculum draws from Creating Connections: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning (2004), as well as supplemental materials recommended by the expert faculty member developing the course and serving as instructor of the pilot modules. Instructors were recruited according to their particular areas of expertise, drawing upon a wide range of professional perspectives and experiences and ensuring specialized content knowledge for each course. A performance-based project will link each course to the larger Certificate Program curriculum. These projects will comprise the certificate program candidate’s portfolio.
Participants also earn graduate-level credit at San Diego State, and all courses have been approved for AIA recertification credit. All participants who require continuing education credit may request 30 hours of credit.
The courses also fulfill the CEFPI mark of distinction, Recognized Educational Facility Practitioner (REFP). Students may apply for the status upon receiving the certificate or apply the courses to the renewal certification requirements.
We are thrilled to announce that the Advanced Certificate in Educational Facility Planning has been placed on the approved list of programs eligible for federal grants and loans through the U.S. Department of Education. Acceptance into this program makes funding available to eligible students for tuition assistance.
To apply, go to the enrollment page.