New Programs for Educators

REDLANDS, CA (June 23, 2011)— Educators can broaden their skills and training with new certificate programs being offered this fall at the University of Redlands School of Education, including the first course of study to be offered completely online at the University.

The Spatial Literacy Program, an innovative program that introduces educators to spatial thinking and prepares them to use this emerging practice in the classroom, will be offered online starting this fall.

Students can earn a graduate certificate in spatial literacy by completing a four-course program, or integrate spatial literacy as an emphasis into the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program, with all of the spatial literacy courses offered online.

Spatial thinking is an ability to visualize and interpret location, distance, direction, relationships, movement and change through space. It is increasingly recognized as essential to success in mathematics, science, engineering and technology fields— yet it is not clearly integrated in the K-12 curriculum, according to the program organizers.

Redlands’ program is a broad-scale effort to prepare teachers and others to help students apply spatial thinking and purposefully address spatial concepts across all curricular areas and developmental levels. The application deadline is August 19 for the program’s Sept. 12, 2011 start date.

The School of Education is also offering certification in clinical mental health counseling for those who have at least a 48-unit master’s degree in a counseling- related field.

The new Clinical Mental Health Advanced Training Certificate will offer advanced clinical training to those seeking to transition into this innovative mental health field or for counselors from other states seeking licensure in California. Senate Bill 788, signed by the governor of California, acknowledges the licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) as a new counseling profession in the state.

The first cohort will start in September 2011. There are a limited number of seats available and the application deadline is July 1.

For more information on these new offerings or to apply, please contact the admissions office in the School of Education at 909-748-8064 or

Those interested in becoming teachers or advancing their careers in education can find out about these new offerings and the various programs at the University of Redlands School of Education at upcoming open houses.

The School of Education offers several post-baccalaureate credential and degree programs tailored to working adults. Accelerated credential programs prepare students for a teaching career in just 10 months. Master’s and doctorate programs equip students for educational leadership in the classroom and at the administrative level.

The School of Education at the University of Redlands has a unique focus on educational justice, from the doctoral level with its Ed.D. in Educational Justice to courses and programs throughout the School.

What: School of Education open houses

  • Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, August 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 7 p.m.

Where: At all four School of Education Campuses

  • University of Redlands campus, North University Hall, Rm.112
  • Apple Valley, 17500 Mana Road, Apple Valley
  • Santa Ana, 200 Sandpointe Avenue, Suite 300
  • Temecula, 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 400

Contact: School of Education

The University has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting study abroad.

More than 47 percent of Redlands undergraduates participate in study abroad programs.

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