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Continuing Professional Education

 

Professional Development classes for Fall 2015:


MSU Denver South Campus

(5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village - just one block west of the Orchard Road Light Rail Station)


Spring 2016

CPD 2300, Time Management, CRN 35024.  Class meets on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, from 9am-5pm.  Learning to manage time efficiently is a necessary skill for successful students, educators, and professionals. This course is designed to enable women and men to analyze their use of time, identify factors that contribute to wasting time, and improve use of time through better prioritizing, scheduling, and increased motivation.

CPD 2300, Time Management, CRN 35026.  Class meets on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, from 9am-5pm.  Learning to manage time efficiently is a necessary skill for successful students, educators, and professionals. This course is designed to enable women and men to analyze their use of time, identify factors that contribute to wasting time, and improve use of time through better prioritizing, scheduling, and increased motivation.

CPD 2310, Stress Management, CRN 35028.  Class meets on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, from 9am-5pm.  In every individual’s life there are numerous sources of stress. Instead of simply treating the symptoms of stress, this course will help students identify their own causes of stress and then deal with those causes prescriptively. Discussions will focus on understanding stress theory, personality attributes that contribute to stress, stress in the work environment, and relationship stress.

CPD 2310, Stress Management, CRN 35029.  Class meets on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, from 9am-5pm.  In every individual’s life there are numerous sources of stress. Instead of simply treating the symptoms of stress, this course will help students identify their own causes of stress and then deal with those causes prescriptively. Discussions will focus on understanding stress theory, personality attributes that contribute to stress, stress in the work environment, and relationship stress.

CPD 2320, Self Esteem, CRN 35030.  Class meets on Saturday, February 6  and Saturday, February 13, from 9am-5pm.  This course will explore the issues of self-esteem within a feminist framework, including the effects of sexism on self-worth, the role of women in a sexist society, and the tools needed to survive with a strong self-image. The goal is to apply what is learned to enhancing everyday living through an understanding of societal, familial, and self-induced pressures.

CPD 2330, Assertiveness, CRN 35032.  Class meets on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 27, from 9am-5pm.  This course explores assertive behavior from a feminist point of view. The differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors are discussed. Avenues for change and tools to achieve change are identified.

EDU 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33945.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, April 9 through May 14, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with SPE 4300 and THE 4300.)

EDU 4700, Substitute Teacher Workshop, CRN 35081.  Class meets on Saturday, April 2 and Saturday, April 9, from 9am - 5pm.   This course provides the background knowledge, methods, techniques and materials for substitute teachers at the elementary and middle school levels to be more confident and competent substitute instructors.

SPE 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33946.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, April 9 through May 14, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with EDU 4300 and THE 4300.)

THE 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33947.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, April 9 through May 14, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with EDU4300 and SPE 4300.)

 

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The office of Continuing Professional Education administered through the MSU Denver South Campus location participates in the development and delivery of programs that address the continuing education needs of professionals in the community.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are useful for keeping a cumulative record of noncredit study. They are designed for use where employers, re-licensure agencies and other authorities require a specific number of hours of study for career advancement or re-licensure.

Programs are evaluated before CEUs are awarded. CEU certification is based on one CEU for each ten (10) contact hours of participation. Certificates are issued and records are held by MSU Denver's Office of Continuing Professional Education for 7 years or as directed by a given regulatory agency.

Noncredit Paralegal Certificate Course

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial lawyers, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for litigation. The 84 hours of instruction are provided by The Center for Legal Studies.

For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies

Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course

Build on your medical expertise and clinical experience. Learn the role of the legal nurse consultant in litigation areas such as: medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, emotional distress, wrongful death, and workers compensation.

For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies.


Announcement:  MSU Denver's North Campus will permanently close as of August 31, 2015.  The South Campus and all other Extended Campus Programs continue to serve students.  Please call 303-721-1313 if you have any questions.