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ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

The course sequence in this certificate program will provide you the opportunity to understand, both from a theoretical and applied perspective, how ABA can positively influence the outcomes of children with disabilities. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to complete internship hours in our Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities and/or in your school setting. Completion of this course sequence and the internship hours may qualify you to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam.

Adaptive Physical Education (APE)

This program is built around the Nevada Department of Education’s requirements for the APE endorsement. Students can choose the classes they need to complete their endorsement coursework.


With the increasing trend of children with autism receiving specialized services within the general education environment, the need exists to provide coursework for both general and special educators that focuses on the “What” and the “How” of delivering an appropriate education.  These series of courses may qualify you to obtain your Autism endorsement in the state of Nevada.

Beginning Spanish

In this course, participants will be exposed to cultural concepts, as well as usage of the Spanish language. The primary purpose is to aid teachers in gaining a better understanding of how to communicate with, and relate to Spanish-speaking K-12 students and parents. Participants will be introduced to concepts that can be used in the classroom to effectively teach Spanish-speaking students.

Blended Learning

The TU Blended Learning program represents the realization of a revolutionary idea in higher education. Enrollees learn in both traditional university classroom settings, as well as via forward-looking online methods. This allows each student to learn at his or her own pace, through a combination of disciplines best suited to individual learning style.

Differentiated Classroom

Not all of your students will benefit from traditional teaching styles. As the art of instruction confronts new and evolving challenges, the “one size fits all” approach to education is becoming less and less relevant. TU’s Differentiated Classroom programs prepare teachers for the important role of reaching students who may require more specialized methods of learning.

Diverse Learners

America has always represented the proverbial melting pot; ours is truly a society awash in a mosaic of cultures. The Diverse Learners curriculum at TU is geared toward addressing the unique challenges presented by the rich variance in backgrounds likely to be represented in teachers’ classrooms. Students will receive nuanced instruction regarding appropriate ways to approach and address aspects of race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more.

Effective Classrooms

It’s no secret that modern schools often require a special level of effort on the part of teachers in order for students to achieve their highest potential. Our Effective Classrooms course offers instructors the tools necessary to manage today’s sometimes-unpredictable student groups. Enrollees will explore best classroom practices with the goal of ensuring instructional activities are as valuable as possible to individual student outcomes.

Effective Schools

Contemporary schooling is a working model of the storied “it takes a village” concept. Countless moving parts with individual managers (as well as individual management styles) are required to come together in service of a shared set of goals. TU’s Effective Schools program will introduce concepts of managed integration, in order that teachers work both within their space, and within the big picture to improve the overall educational environment.

School Nurses

This program has been designed specifically to benefit school nurses in the Clark County School District. The emphasis is on recent research and information as it pertains to nurses’ roles in the district. General areas of study will include: Foundations and History, The Well Child, Episodic Illness of School Children, Chronic Conditions of School Children, High-Risk Behaviors, and Legal Concerns, and Health Services Management.

Special Education

When a child with a disability arrives in your classroom, what do you do? This series of courses will provide an overview of the purpose of special education, the characteristics and developmental progression of both typical and atypical children, the manner in which children are diagnosed and assessed, and the process for designing an appropriate curriculum. Completion of these courses, in addition to four other courses and student teaching will place you on the path to obtain a license in special education within the state of Nevada.

Sports Management

This program is designed for athletic directors and athletic administrators in order to assist with better understanding of this multifaceted role. Subjects covered include leadership, operations, financial and facilities management, and other chief administrative responsibilities. The Sports Management Program is also ideal for assisting aspiring athletic directors / administrators who may have little or no experience with the position.

Teacher Leadership

Not every educator aspires to a formal leadership position, such as department chair or instructional coach. However, teachers are undeniably leaders, regardless of whether such skills have been specifically sought out. This course provides perspective to educators who may not be actively seeking administrative roles, but who nonetheless wish to maximize their ability to serve in a leadership role among their colleagues.


21st century teachers have access to an amazing array of technological tools. However, the potential benefits of tech for both instructor, and student use can often go unrealized. Connectivity issues, compatibility problems, lack of operational understanding, or even availability options can all represent stumbling blocks. This course has been designed for the teacher who wishes to complete his or her work through online instruction, and includes many technological solutions that will help improve teacher practice, as well as student achievement.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

This program is a synthesis of a multidisciplinary body of knowledge relevant to the understanding, education, and language acquisition of persons whose natural language is a language other than English. Participants in the program benefit from high quality coursework, competent instructors, and practical learning strategies.


This program introduces educators to the concepts and processes of wellness. It achieves this by requiring participants to begin (or enhance) a life-altering wellness program. Participants are also encouraged to research and explore health-centric programs unfamiliar to them. Studies related to healthy choices, unsafe and or dangerous habits, chronic conditions, violence, safety, consumer health, and working toward healthy communities will be provided. An emphasis is placed on emotional health, time management, stress reduction, and prevention techniques – all of which lead to a healthier lifestyle.

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