EDL 621: Designing Schools to Support Diverse Learning Styles Needs (2 units)
Today, hundreds of studies have documented that learning-style-responsive environments statistically increase student achievement. As a result, this course focuses on the importance of linking school design and differentiated instruction within the classroom. Students will gain critical insight that will expand their sphere of knowledge about quality facilities, quality education, and increasing student achievement.
EDL 620: Community Engagement and Master Planning (2 units)
This course explores the importance of creating a broad base of support for schools and looks at methods of community participation. Focusing on community engagement and partnerships this course will explore how educational specifications and master planning can contribute to the success of school projects. Issues of demographics, transportation, and school financing will also be discussed.
EDL 622: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning (2 units)
This course explores the components of pre-design planning, effective processes for deriving essential information, strategies for documenting appropriate detail, and reinforces the necessity for creating connections in planning and design of school facilities.
EDL 623:The Educational Facility Architectural Design Process (2 units)
The course is designed to introduce certificate candidates to the architectural/engineering design process, including who is involved, how they are involved, when, and why and the intended outcomes of the process.
EDL 624: Educational Facility Implementation: Project Management, Project Delivery, Finance, Procurement, and Post-Occupancy (2 units)
Candidates will learn the basics of overall capital project management from initial conception through planning, design, construction, and post-occupancy phases. The course will expose students to different project delivery models and will enable the students to understand the basics as well as the pros and cons of different models. Students will review the overall management of capital projects from initial conception through planning, design, construction and post-occupancy phases, and understand the role of all stakeholders in each phase.
EDL 625: Assessment of the School Facility (2 units)
This course will introduce certificate candidates to the purpose and methods of facility life cycle assessments, indicators of building quality, building assessment instruments, building maintenance program as an assessment tool, and procedures and policies for institutionalizing assessment.