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Economics and Financial Literacy Education (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Understanding personal finances and the economics behind them allows people to make responsible decisions and maintain control over key components of their lives. This micro-credential will give students the content and methods required to teach economics and personal finance to diverse groups ranging from students (K-12) to employees to community members.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ECO 580 - Economics for Teachers

ECO 594 - Teaching Econ/Fin Literacy Topics

Offered in hybrid format.

Contact:  Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahranialbahrania1@nku.edu

 

For those who wish to teach economics and personal finance in a variety of classroom settings.

Exhibit knowledge of basic economic and personal finance concepts appropriate to the k-12 educators and community stakeholders.

Implement innovative instructional materials and methodologies for economic reasoning and personal finance in diverse classroom settings.

Understand learning and cognitive strategies for community stakeholders working with economics and financial literacy.

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Environmental Education (Graduate)

Increase your knowledge of environmental issues and improve your environmental education skills. Better understand climate change and the natural world, explore available environmental education resources, develop sustainability standards and become environmental agents of change.

Required Courses
Career Development
Student Learning Outcomes

EDU 545 - Fundamentals of Environmental Education

EDU 546 - Teaching Environmental Education

Elective Courses (choose one):

EDU 547 - Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors

EDU 548 - Environmental Issues for Educators 

EDU 594 - Topics in Education (when topic has a clear focus on Environmental Education)

Offered online in an accelerated format.

Contact:  Dr. Kimberly Yates, yatesk2@nku.edu

For anyone responsible for educating people about the environment, including but not limited to classroom teachers, non-formal educators, scientists, public officials, consultants, naturalists and health care professionals.

Deliver high-quality environmental education using best practices in environmental education, in both current and alternative educational settings.

Understand the history, philosophy, methodologies, national standards, sustainable practices and current trends in the field of environmental education.

Comprehend the importance of education, awareness, action and change.

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Environmental Education (Undergraduate)

Increase your knowledge of environmental issues and improve your environmental education skills. Better understand climate change and the natural world, explore available environmental education resources, develop sustainability standards and become environmental agents of change.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes  

EDU 445 -Introduction to Environmental Education

EDU 446 -Strategies for Environmental Education

Elective Courses (choose one):

EDU 447 -Outdoor Learning Environments

EDU 448 -Teaching about Environmental Issues

Contact:  Dr. Kimberly Yates

yatesk2@nku.edu

Learn more about environmental education, and share your passion for and knowledge of the natural world with others. This nine-credit micro-credential is for undergraduate students interested in better understanding the important environmental topics that impact our daily lives. These courses help develop pedagogical skills to help educate people about environmental issues. 

Critically review current literature and engage in an environmental education experiences.

Identify, evaluate and utilize environmental education resources; plan and teach environmental education trends and concepts; and set professional goals for continued growth and development as an environmental steward.

Investigate appropriate educational settings for environmental education and develop a proposal to enhance an outdoor educational setting.

Research, evaluate and reflect on environmental issues; identify local environmental issues and propose solutions; and accept viewpoints and opinions that differ from their own.

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Navigating Professional Research (Undergraduate)

Learn to navigate and apply infomation, regardless of your field of inquiry.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

LIN 175 - Information Literacy

LIN 302 - Digital Searching Interfaces

Offered in online format.

Contact:  Threasa Wesley, wesley@nku.edu 

When new research is introduced in a given field, the ability to successfully navigate and apply information is key to effective professional performance. Learn core and advanced research skills and techniques to stay informationally nimble, regardless of your field of inquiry, through the two courses in the Navigating Professional Research micro-credential.

Recognize when and where further information is needed.

Locate, evaluate, and employ information.

Design, execute, and assess success of information research plans.

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Understanding Gifted & Talented Youth (Graduate)

Develop a better understanding of and ability to meet the needs of gifted and talented youth through the asynchronous online courses.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

EDG 621 - Introduction to Gifted Education

EDG 623 - Teaching Creative and Higher Level Thinking

EDG 625 - School Programs for Gifted Children

EDG 627 - Seminar and Field Experience in Gifted Education

Offered in an online format annually.

Contact:  Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Codecodek@nku.edu 

Individuals will gain an understanding of the nature and needs of gifted and high-ability youth. Expand professional skills to provide optimal educational experiences that fully engage gifted learners.

Gain experience in recognizing the characteristics and needs of gifted and talented youth from diverse backgrounds.

Develop strategies to support the social and emotional development of gifted youth.

Design curriculum and apply instructional strategies that enhance gifted students’ learning.

Advocate for gifted learners to a variety of stakeholders.

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Educating Health Professionals (Graduate)

Health workers are an undersupplied resource in the northern Kentucky region, and educators are necessary to help meet that employment need.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

CHP 500 - Teaching & Learning in Healthcare Education 

CHP 601 - Assessment & Evaluation of the Healthcare 

CHP 602 - Curr, Dev & Eval for Healthcare Programs

CHP 603 - Role of the Healthcare Educator 

Offered in online format.

Contact: Dr. Michelle Teschendorf,

teschendom1@nku.edu

Learn the methods and skills involved in educating health workers of tomorrow. These courses present opportunities health-care professionals need to develop health-care education expertise.

Understand the curricular process for program and course development, especially for healthcare professionals.

Identify ways to assess and evaluate program and student success.

Recognize the different roles of a healthcare educator.

Analyze teaching and learning methods appropriate for healthcare professionals.

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Sports Values and Cultural Impact (Undergraduate)

Examine and interpret the vital role sports play in influencing cultural change and human development worldwide.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

KIN 385 - Sociological and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity

SPB 200 - Rivalry and Rituals - International Sport

POP 205 - Introduction to Popular Culture

Contact: Dr. Joe Cobb,

cobbsj1@nku.edu

This micro-credential looks at global sports from multiple perspectives—sociological, psychological, cultural and economic—and equips students with an understanding of sports’ influential role in global society. The courses critically evaluate the positive influence of sports in our daily lives.

Define terms and concepts dealing with the socio-cultural study of sports.

Demonstrate the reasons for the growth of sports as a key part of American and global society and culture.

Understand the interrelationship between sports and various social institutions, such as education, politics, business and mass media.

Interpret issues dealing with diversity in sport.

Explain the major characteristics and basic steps for conducting research in sport studies.

Implement theories on the use of sports and the media as a means for future social change and analyze the implications of such power and influence in sports and the media.