CASE coursework is designed by leading researchers and leaders in the field; it emphasizes theories and principles applicable to improving the engagement of young people in learning both during and outside the school day.
- The CASE program is an important stepping-stone for any student interested in exploring a teaching career.
- CASE graduates will be prepared for securing part-time or full-time teaching positions in a wide-variety of afterschool or summer programs during their undergraduate career.
Making the CASE for CASE.....
The Certificate in Afterschool and Summer Learning program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take six education courses that will lead to a specialization in a field that predominantly targets the needs of over 10 million children and youth in this country that live in low and moderate income neighborhoods.
These children and youth are often so far behind in their learning because they have simply not been given as many opportunities to succeed. The time that afterschool and summer represents is their opportunity to catch up.
Through informal learning environments, afterschool and summer programs offer important and unique opportunities to accelerate learning through active, meaningful and collaborative activities that expand horizons and build mastery in ways that are often challenging to do during the school day alone.
With over 73% of low-income schools in California offering an afterschool program and 20% of all children participating nationally, these courses are important resource for any educator.
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CASE graduates will be able to apply practical skills and research-based theories in youth development and program design to their experiences observing and working with children, youth and staff.
What courses do I have to take?
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The CASE program also exposes the undergraduate to different afterschool models and contextualizes the current programs in the evolving social, economic and political influences on the field.
What's the difference between a Specialization and a Certificate?
Education Science Majors will receive a certificate as well as an official notation on their transcript indicating a Specialization in Afterschool Learning and Development.
Education Minors or Non-Education Majors will earn the Certificate that is a great addition to any résumé.