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  • Marketing

    Good marketing is key to the success of modern-day businesses and driving sustained growth in an organization. As new technologies are incorporated into the workplace and the ability to access consumer data increases, the nature of the marketing profession is dramatically chan...

  • Graphic & Web Design

    Get training in graphic and web design methodologies in a variety of mediums, from branding and corporate identity to advertising campaign development, digital illustration and photography, Adobe software training, web design, HTML and CSS coding, to user interface design and ...

  • Web Technologies and Design

    The web has radically changed with the introduction of new technologies. HTML5, CSS and the pervasive use of JavaScript, as well as the use of libraries, have enabled it to become more interactive beyond mere content publishing. There is high demand for well-trained web develo...

  • Paralegal Studies

    Extension's paralegal program features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. Classes are taught by prominent attorneys and experienced paralegals who provide students with a balanced perspective and insight into the tasks paralegals perfor...

Certificates & Programs

  • Content Marketing

    UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned many of our courses to an online or live online format. Live Online classes are fully online w...

  • Technical Communication

    Learn How to Translate Complex Information into Understandable Content The Professional Certificate in Technical Communication will provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of Technical Communication. Learn the tools and techniques of technical editing as ...

  • Added Authorizations

    Adding Teaching or Subject Areas to Existing Credentials

  • Case Management

    Case management is one of the fastest growing segments in the healthcare industry, with today’s professional case managers working in a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, private practice, mental health, insurance, workers compensation, and managed care organiz...

  • Digital Marketing

    The Specialized Certificate in Digital Marketing gives students the training needed to become a skilled professional in the marketing field. This program is designed to provide practical knowledge in digital, content, social, mobile, and data-driven marketing, enabling partic...

  • Drug Discovery and Development

    During this trying time, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are working to transition many of our courses to an Online Asynchronous or Live Online format. Plea...

  • Graphic and Web Design

    Accelerate your career when you take on this one-year Graphic & Web Design Certificate program where you’ll learn how to apply graphic and web design methodologies to a variety of mediums. From branding and corporate identity to advertising campaign development, digital illu...

  • Sustainability & Behavior Change

    Solving environmental problems will require behavior change. From issues as diverse as reducing energy and water consumption, to protecting wildlife and ecosystems, achieving a sustainable future will require that people change their behaviors. The Specialized Certificate in...

  • CEQA Practice

    The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is one of California's most significant environmental laws. The law requires state and local agencies to analyze environmental impacts of a proposed project and adopt feasible alternatives and mitigation measures to avoid or sub...

  • Sustainable Business Practices

    Leading organizations are becoming more aware of compliance challenges, regulations in sustainability, and opportunities afforded by public interest in climate change, environmental issues, sustainability, and “green practices.” This creates a need for educated professionals ...

  • Functional Safety Engineering for Automotive

    Automotive engineering, and especially autonomous mobility is a very promising field that involves numerous players, ranging from vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), automotive suppliers (Tier 1s), specific autonomous mobility solution providers (Tier 2s), to wide research, teachin...

  • Functional Safety Fundamentals for Automotive

    Rapid development in technology has increase the usage of complex systems in every sphere of our lives. Smart systems including sophisticated hardware and software control our cars, airplanes, factories, traffic lights, and cooking recipes. As a result, the Industry is lackin...

  • Selected Topics in Artificial Intelligence

    Note: During this trying time, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. Because this program is in an entirely online format, no changes have been necessary. Our classes will continue to run as scheduled. Certify Your Exp...

  • English Learner Added Authorization (CLAD) Through CTEL

    Designed to meet the EL Authorization requirements of CCTC

  • Paralegal Certificate Program

    Preparing paralegals for successful careers

  • Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English)

    UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned many of our courses to an online or live online format. Live Online classes are fully online w...

  • Teaching Online

    The Teaching Online program is designed for anyone who would like to teach online, whether they do this at a community college, K-12 school, or business professional development program. Online Learning is a growing field and will only continue to expand as enhanced technolog...

  • Career Advising

    During this trying time, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer courses to an online or hybrid format...

  • Science Communication

    UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. We have transitioned many of our courses to a LIVE ONLINE* or ONLINE* format, in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will resume in-person classes when...

  • Front End Development

    Note: During this trying time, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. Because this program is in an entirely online format, no changes have been necessary. Our classes will continue to run as scheduled. Front End Deve...

Courses

  • Strategic Content Planning - ART-40713

    Strategic Content Planning 9 Weeks | $595 | Online The key to attaining a leadership role as Content Strategist involves understanding industry best practices, facilitating strategy amongst various disciplines on your team at your company, and governing all content to ensu...

  • SEO Content Optimization - BUSA-40955

    This course provides students with a look at how to create relevant and appealing content to increase SEO rankings, drive more traffic, and increase conversions. Participants will learn best practices for identifying and designing processes for content optimization.  Gain insi...

  • Branding & Storytelling using Content Creation - ART-40712

    Branding & Storytelling using Content Creation 9 Weeks | $595 | Online In an ever-evolving industry where branded content is quickly replacing traditional advertising, storytelling is key in the content creation process. In Branding & Storytelling using Content Creation, y...

  • Content Marketing - BUSA-40880

    Content marketing is defined as the marketing and business process for creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action. Well-dev...

  • Project Prime Mathematics Content Institute Imperial County - MATH-31339

    This course will enhance the content knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics teachers (grades, 5, 6, 7 and 8), through professional development activities. Mathematics content in the 40 hour institute will address basic operations, specifically, fluency with whole numbers...

  • AVID DigitalXP: Computer Science for the Content Classroom (Grades 3-12) with Amazon Future Engineer - EDUC-42254

    This differentiated?Computer Science for the Content Classroom (Grades 3–12) in Collaboration With Amazon Future Engineer?Community of Practice is for non-computer science educators across all content areas. The focus of computational thinking and problem-solving will?bring an...

  • Content Management System - ART-40719

    Develop the skills necessary to design and launch websites using content management system (CMS) platform. Adhering to the contemporary best practices of web design, and using top software such as WordPress, students will develop an original, responsive, dynamic website. The c...

  • Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Write Stories - EDUC-41612

    Are you interested in creative ways to integrate writing, technology, and content curriculum? Digital storytelling is an excellent way to engage students because it allows them to use their vast technology skills to tell a story. This online course takes you from start to fini...

  • AE: The Art of Inquiry - EDUC-40008

    The Art of Inquiry is designed for experienced AVID Elementary educators who are ready to delve deeply into strengthening their students’ and their own abilities to think critically and question systematically across content areas. Teachers should have at least one year of imp...

  • Epidemiology II. - CLRE-257

    This course  is designed to introduce you to researchers in various epidemiological content areas, including (but not limited to) spatial, environmental/occupational, cancer, nutrition, tobacco and perinatal/reproductive epidemiology.  Students will be exposed to a variety of ...

  • Active and Hands-On Science Instruction - EDUC-41446

    This course is designed for educators interested in learning a variety of ways to enhance their science instruction through active, hands-on experiences. Teachers will gain a variety of ideas for conducting hands-on experiments, establishing science learning stations, integrat...

  • Designing and Creating a WebQuest - EDUC-41477

    This course will focus on how to develop a WebQuest based on any content area. Participants will begin with content standards and then develop the WebQuest based on a theme or topic that addresses the standards. Participants will also learn how to program a WebQuest online. In...

  • DESIGNING AND CREATING A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP - EDUC-41486

    This course will focus on how to develop a Virtual Field Trip based on any content area. Participants will begin with content standards and then develop the Virtual Field Trip based on a theme or topic that addresses the standards. Participants will learn how to locate relevan...

  • Universal Design for Learning in In-person, Hybrid, and Distance Learning Environments - EDUC-80040

    This course is offered jointly by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and UC San Diego Extension. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based framework that will help you identify and address barriers to learning based on the content and cont...

  • AHE: Seminar Instructors - EDUC-40049

    This session introduces participants to the importance, value, and research underpinning the AHE Seminar. The session uses interactive AVID methodology and strategies to accomplish the goals. The session is appropriate for faculty/staff who teach and work with students in semi...

  • CRLP Results: Assessment, Instruction, and Intervention (K-6) - EDUC-31309

    Participants will learn how to analyze student achievement to improve performance through the use of data from multiple measures, focusing on the word analysis, fluency, content, and language demands required for all students to access grade-level appropriate content standards.

  • Content Marketing Specialized Certificate - Information Session - INFO-70185

    Learn more about the Specialized Certificate in Content Marketing at UC San Diego Extension! This free, on-demand information session is for those interested in learning more about our available content marketing courses and about our Specialized Certificate in Content Market...

  • CONTENT AREA LITERACY: NONFICTION BOOKS IN THE K-3 CLASSROOM - EDUC-41491

    This course focuses on practical strategies teachers can use for integrating nonfiction, informational books into the K-3 classroom as a valuable supplement to classroom textbooks. With a focus on how to teach expository reading skills, the course also covers comprehension, te...

  • Pathway 2: Didactic - RMED-40032

    The Pathway 2 professional certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management. Certification as a lactation consultant is approved preparation for he...

  • Designing Figures, Tables, & Graphs - FPM-40608

    This course focuses on how to construct effective, accurate and attractive figures, tables and graphs. Course content includes basic statistics, principles of the visual display of quantitative information, critique of selected medical graphics, and exercises to develop graphi...

  • Technology-Based Projects 3-12 - EDUC-31459

    This course will focus on helping teachers create their own technology-based projects that introduce grade-level content to students. The course will also help teachers to work with students in helping them create their own content-related technology projects. These projects w...

  • Case Studies in the Health Blockchain - GLBH-40017

    This course will explore blockchain use cases in different phases of conceptualization, pilot, testing, and commercialization with a focus on pharmaceutical supply chain, medical device, clinical trials, genomics, electronic medical records, public health, and consumer health....

  • Project Prime CaMSP - EDUC-31608

    This course will enhance the mathematics and language knowledge of mathematics teachers (grades K-8), as well as develop their teaching skills, through professional development activities. The course will be taught in six sessions throughout the academic school year, allowing ...

  • Design II: Information Design - ART-40723

    Design II: Information Design 9 Weeks | $695 | Online and In-Class Typography, layout, composition, content design, storytelling This course builds on the foundational work in Design I and applies design principles utilizing content, audience, and context through the ...

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing - CSE-41157

    In our current information age, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a method of marketing used by companies world-wide and is one of the most successful and cost-effective ways of obtaining business through a website property. Visibility in search engines can lead to better b...

  • User Experience (UX) Design I - ART-40639

    Focus on case studies, UX prototyping tools and techniques, metaphors, organization and navigation. Build a User Experience case study - personas, task models, user journeys, content requirements, sitemap and wireframes — and create a usability test plan. Prerequisite: Pri...

  • Chemistry CSET Diagnostics - EDUC-80016

    The Chemistry CSET Diagnostic course will provide participants with a self-paced exam covering the topics that are often included on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Participants will be provided feedback on areas of content knowledge in which they have ...

  • Physics CSET Diagnostics - EDUC-80017

    The Physics CSET Diagnostic course will provide participants with a self-paced exam covering the topics that are often included on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Participants will be provided feedback on areas of content knowledge in which they have st...

  • AE: Foundations Implementation (3-6) - EDUC-40005

    This strand is designed for grades 3–6 educators who are new to AVID Elementary. Participants will practice and discuss strategies, activities, and lessons focused on WICOR methodologies in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas. As...

  • Academic Language and Literacy - EDUC-40031

    This strand is designed for schoolwide content teachers to support academic language and literacy in elementary through higher education classroom settings. Utilizing WICOR with intentional language development practices, participants will engage in fostering culture and langu...

  • Science 2 - EDUC-40039

    This strand is designed for science teachers continuing their training in AVID methodologies. These teachers are experienced with WICOR strategies and are interested in achieving a better understanding of the rigor required to prepare students for challenging science courses. ...

  • Path to Schoolwide_Academic Language and Literacy - EDUC-40052

    This strand is designed for schoolwide content teachers to support academic language and literacy in elementary through higher education classroom settings. Utilizing WICOR with intentional language development practices, participants will engage in fostering culture and langu...

  • Path to Schoolwide_AE: Foundations Implementation (3-6) - EDUC-40057

    This strand is designed for grades 3–6 educators who are new to AVID Elementary. Participants will practice and discuss strategies, activities, and lessons focused on WICOR methodologies in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas. As...

  • Path to Schoolwide_Science 2 - EDUC-40084

    This strand is designed for science teachers continuing their training in AVID methodologies. These teachers are experienced with WICOR strategies and are interested in achieving a better understanding of the rigor required to prepare students for challenging science courses. ...

  • Teaching Reading Comprehension in Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade Classes - EDUC-31670

    This course is designed to improve teacher’s understanding and skill in teaching reading comprehension through the use of complex text in transitional kindergarten through 5th grade and content area literacy in grades 6-12. Participants will study key policy and research docum...

  • Yeast & Fermentation Processes - BREW-40003

    Fermentation determines both the alcohol content and the level of carbonation in beer production. Learn the professional-scale standards and practices key to producing beer from wort by fermentation with a specific brewing yeast strain. Various fermentation processes, leading ...

  • Language and Literacy for Academic Success - EDUC-31378

    This course will include the study of a comprehensive literacy framework, a review of research on academic English language development for adolescent English learners and content area literacy, instruction in the use of text and task analysis and lesson planning tools, and an...

  • United States Constitution Exam - EXAM-80000

    An examination on the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution. Such an examination is required covering the provisions and principles of the United States (US) Constitution for many teaching and services credentials. The California Education Code states t...

  • Computer and Software Law - BUSA-40391

    This course will provide developers, vendors and users of computer systems with basic knowledge of intellectual property law as applied to software and the Internet – including strategies for protection of software and Internet content from piracy, and legal considerations inv...

  • Putting SDAIE Theory into Practice - EDUC-41447

    This course will provide elementary and secondary teachers (grades 2-12) with a variety of SDAIE strategies that can be used across content areas and grade levels. These SDAIE practices are the "scaffolds" that enable English language learners to access grade-level curriculum ...

  • EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 101 - EDUC-41493

    This course is designed for educators interested in learning about the most current cutting-edge technology being used in classrooms. Topics addressed in the course include information literacy, WebQuests, internet search strategies, wikis, blogs, podcasts, digital storytellin...

  • Oral Presentations for Language Teachers - LING-40099

    If you are a prospective, novice, or experienced English teacher, this TEFL certificate course will provide you with the skills necessary in speaking to small, medium, or large groups, while maintaining control over student interactions in the ESL or EFL classroom. Learn ...

  • Exploring Exhibit Design - ART-40704

    Explore the range of current practices in exhibition design in interpretive and cultural centers. By the end of this course, students will create a portfolio-ready project through a process of evaluation, critique and refinement. Projects will include: principles of visitor st...

  • AVID ElevateXP: Creating Engaging and Rigorous Digital Classrooms - EDUC-40366

    This differentiated AVID ElevateXP™ professional learning experience is designed to empower all elementary through higher education educators to create an engaging and rigorous community of learners by preparing educators, counselors, and site leaders to scaffold student succe...

  • Engaging Parents and Families to Support Distance and Hybrid Learning - EDUC-80034

    This course is offered jointly by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and UC San Diego Extension. Home has always been a place for learning, but now it also serves as the physical setting for much of the formal learning environment. Parents and families ...

  • Leading for Equity in Rural Settings - EDUC-80035

    This course is offered jointly by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and UC San Diego Extension. While many national conversations around equity center on students in urban settings, our rural school districts also face the challenge of providing an equ...

  • UX for Technical Communicators - WCWP-40341

    UX for Technical Communicators  (WCWP-40341) 6 Weeks | $295 | Online User Experience (or UX) is a new communication design discipline that emerged in the years following the birth of the internet. It is focused on creating digital media that is both highly functional a...

  • Responsive Design and User Experience (UX) - ART-40640

    Learn responsive web design (RWD) and user experience (UX) through this hands-on, project-based course. Learning-by-doing HTML and CSS tactics will enable you, the student, to design user experiences for various screen widths and heights, a skill critical for web developers, ...

  • Android Programming II - CSE-41146

    Android Programming II Building on the foundation of Android Programming I, this class will give you the tools to make the most out of one of the most talked about mobile operating systems in the world. You’ll go more in depth on topics covered in the first Android class,...

  • Pathway 1 - Lactation Consultant Education - RMED-40030

    This Lactation Consultant Pathway 1 professional certificate program expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management. Certification as a lactation consultant is appro...

  • Ultrasound Use for Plugged Ducts - RMED-80016

    This course outlines the symptoms and common treatment plans for plugged/clogged milk ducts. However, there are times when the typical treatments do not resolve the issues and the client is left in pain and breastfeeding is jeopardized. Therapeutic ultrasound can be an effecti...

  • Spanish Conversations: Film - LASP-40151

    Broaden your cultural horizons and gain a unique insight into Hispanic culture through film. A wide selection of Spanish movies that vary in content and genre will be presented with a focus on the cultural aspects of each movie. This class is an opportunity for students to exp...

  • Differentiated Instruction - EDUC-31587

    Building on prior coursework in Brain-Compatible Learning and Socio-emotional needs, this course provides candidates with an extensive and robust review of assessments, foundational theories and proven strategies designed to effectively teach diverse gifted and talented pupils...

  • Writing: MS/HS - EDUC-40028

    This strand is designed for subject-area teachers (grades 6–12) and AVID Elective teachers interested in infusing more strategic writing in their classes. The content will focus on the Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language and High School Writing teach...

  • Science 1 - EDUC-40038

    This strand is designed for science teachers who want to apply AVID concepts and methodologies to the science content areas. Focusing on the strategies in AVID’s The Write Path I Science Teacher Guide (provided to participants), this strand emphasizes the use of Writing, Inqui...

  • Path to Schoolwide_Writing: MS/HS - EDUC-40087

    This strand is designed for subject-area teachers (grades 6–12) and AVID Elective teachers interested in infusing more strategic writing in their classes. The content will focus on the Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language and High School Writing teach...

  • Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation - EDUC-40990

    This course presents an overview of curriculum development & an introduction to the Instructional Systems Design Model. Participants will learn to design & evaluate curriculum, develop instructional materials, assess student learning & measure instructional outcomes for use in...

  • Grammar and Editing I - LING-40041

    Are you an advanced ESL speaker needing to refine your knowledge of English grammar in written and spoken communications? In this course, you will review the grammar points necessary to correct the most common problems in writing by non-native speakers of English, such as k...

  • Self-Editing and Publishing for the Web - WCWP-40313

    The ability to edit your own written work is a skill that's highly valued by employers and publishers. This class focuses on strengthening your writing for the web using journalistic techniques. Whether you want to create blog content, feature articles, or marketing copy, it i...

  • K-12 Pedagogy for Teachers - EDUC-31510

    Participating teachers will be required to grow and improve in their ability to reflect upon and apply the CSTPs while exploring the specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction. Participants will utilize the adopted academic content standards & performance level...

  • Dosage Form Design and Development - BIOL-40256

    This course will review the scientific principles as well as practical aspects of dosage form design and development for traditional and biotech drugs. The content will include topics relevant to the discovery interface (drug candidate selection, preformulation, and route of ...

  • SB 472 English Learner Professional Development - EDUC-31278

    The 5-day training is intended to support teachers who have attended an initial SB 472 Institute focused on a specific state-adopted or state-aligned instructional program and its material. •provide teachers with foundational knowledge needed to assist English learning pupils...

  • Android Programming I - CSE-41145

    Fully updated for the latest Android and Android Studio version, this hands-on course is for software developers who need to quickly learn how to write Android applications for both phones and tablets. It begins by introducing the new Android Studio and SDK Tools. Learn the o...

  • Grammar and Editing II - LING-40101

    ***IMPORTANT! DUE TO THE UNIVERSITY'S COVID-19  VACCINATION MANDATE , ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE WILL  CLOSE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 AT 11:59 P.M. PST.  ENROLL BEFORE DECEMBER 12 TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE COURSE FOR THE WINTER 2022 QUARTER. QUESTIONS? CONTACT ESL@UCS...

  • Special Topics in Gifted and Talented Education - EDUC-41412

    This course is designed to offer students an in-depth seminar on special topics in Gifted & Talented Education (GATE). This course supplements our regular GATE course offerings. The content of the course changes each time it is offered. Topics are designed to provide mo...

  • Math Solutions-Implementing the First Grade Common Core Standards - EDUC-41323

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the first grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common...

  • Teaching Real World Math - EDUC-41434

    This online training course will focus on appropriate instructional tools and techniques to help teachers connect math standards to instructional practice. The content will help teachers relate math basics to everyday life. The focus will be on teaching math using real world t...

  • Study Smarter Not Harder - EDUC-41443

    This online training course will help provide strategies to improve students' study skills and gain techniques to improve tests scores and memorization and recall of content curriculum. Teachers will be given techniques, ideas, and resources for helping students to develop the...

  • Using Children’s Literature in the Classroom - EDUC-41467

    This online course focuses on providing teachers with excellent lists of children’s literature and great activities for using the books in the classroom. In addition to picture books, trade books, and young adult novels, teachers will also be introduced to multicultural litera...

  • MATH SOLUTIONS-IMPLEMENTING THE KINDERGARTEN COMMON CORE STANDARDS - EDUC-41512

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the kindergarten level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Commo...

  • Math Solutions: Second Grade Common Core Math Standards - EDUC-41524

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the second grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Commo...

  • Math Solutions: Third Grade Common Core Math Standards - EDUC-41529

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the third grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common...

  • Math Solutions: Fourth Grade Common Core Math Standards - EDUC-41542

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the fourth grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Comm...

  • MATH SOLUTIONS! IMPLEMENTING THE FIFTH GRADE COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS - EDUC-41551

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the fifth grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common...

  • The Flipped Classroom: An Interactive Approach to Student Engagement - EDUC-41567

    In this course, teachers will learn how to effectively implement flipped learning in their classrooms. Based on the four pillars of the flipped learning model, teachers will learn how to create a learner-centered classroom by moving instruction to the home through the use of v...

  • Best Practices for a Successful 4th – 6th Grade Classroom - EDUC-41573

    This online course is designed for teachers of grades four through six who are interested in learning the best practices for developing and managing a successful classroom. This course covers strategies for implementing the new Common Core State Standards, while managing time ...

  • Math Solutions: Implementing the Sixth Grade Common Core Math Standards - EDUC-41685

    This course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including both content and practice standards, at the sixth grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common...

  • Introduction to Web Programming - ART-40334

    This course is designed to further students’ understanding of the principles of web design, including user experience and responsive design for viewing content on multiple devices. Emphasis will be placed on expanding HTML and CSS skills. Website projects will be introduced, c...

  • Introduction to Content Management Systems - ART-40335

    Students will continue to develop the skills necessary to design websites. Adhering to the contemporary practices of web design, and using top web design software, students develop and refine their portfolio sites to demonstrate thoughtful integrated media presentations and in...

  • Contemporary Art 101 - ART-40480

    Contemporary Art 101 This class examines major themes and practices of visual art produced since the 1960’s. Looking at such key movements as Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and Conceptualism, students explore the profusion of artistic production and content in the current centur...

  • AVID District Leadership 2 (K–12) - EDUC-40117

    AVID Center provides five sessions of trainings for individuals designated as AVID District Directors so that they are prepared to support the implementation of AVID in their districts. The District Directors accept the responsibility of ensuring that AVID sites in their distr...

  • AVID District Leadership 3 (K–12) - EDUC-40118

    AVID Center provides five sessions of trainings for individuals designated as AVID District Directors so that they are prepared to support the implementation of AVID in their districts. The District Directors accept the responsibility of ensuring that AVID sites in their distr...

  • AVID District Leadership 4 (K–12) - EDUC-40119

    AVID Center provides sessions of trainings for individuals designated as AVID District Directors so that they are prepared to support the implementation of AVID in their districts. The District Directors accept the responsibility of ensuring that AVID sites in their districts ...

  • Special Topics in Teaching Online - EDUC-41413

    "This course is designed to offer students an in-depth seminar on special topics in Teaching Online. This course supplements our regular Teaching Online course offerings. The content of the course changes each time it is offered. Topics are designed to provide more det...

  • Employer Sponsored Site-Based Induction Mentor Overview - EDUC-40191

    Introduction to Induction provides mentors in the San Diego Unified School District  Sponsored UC San Diego Extension Induction Program with an overview of the program, including its goals and expectations (Mentor Roles and Responsibilities). The course will also include: a re...

  • Digital Innovation in Translational and Clinical Research - GLBH-40023

    This course will examine the fundamental concepts, terminology and processes associated with Innovation, Clinical Research, Translational Research and healthcare.  Course content will build a strong foundation of the key elements of innovation, clinical research, and healthcar...

  • Communicating Real World Evidence; Medical Writer Professional Development - FPM-40658

    This course examines real world evidence (RWE), and the role of the professional medical writer in this rapidly expanding area of evidence generation.  Learn the basics of RWE, and how and why these studies are being increasingly recognized as important in supplementing data f...

  • AVID DigitalXP: Digital Teaching & Learning - EDUC-40300

    The AVID Discover: Digital Teaching & Learning Community of Practice brings educators together to experience and explore digital strategies and resources. Participants will engage in learning and knowledge creation cycles of frontload, immerse, debrief, and apply through colla...

  • AVID DigitalXP: AVID Excel - New - EDUC-40308

    This differentiated AVID Excel Community of Practice is designed for new and experienced AVID Excel teachers, site administrators, and District Directors. This Community of Practice will explore the Foundations of Instruction to make informed and intentional decisions about in...

  • AVID DigitalXP: English Language Arts - EDUC-40312

    The ELA digital experience will bring educators together in a vibrant community of practice where they will engage in a year-long learning journey leveraging synchronous and asynchronous learning. ELA teachers will become familiar with and deepen their understanding of the Cr...

  • AVID Discover: Digital Teaching & Learning - EDUC-40315

    The AVID Discover: Digital Teaching & Learning Community of Practice brings educators together to experience and explore digital strategies and resources. Participants will engage in learning and knowledge creation cycles of frontload, immerse, debrief, and apply through colla...

  • Developing and Implementing a Learning Acceleration Plan - EDUC-80032

    This course is offered jointly by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and UC San Diego Extension. Providing students with the challenging, engaging school experiences that can accelerate them back to grade level is possible even during this unprecedented...

  • Distance and Blended Learning for Vulnerable Groups - EDUC-80033

    This course is offered jointly by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and UC San Diego Extension. The switch to distance learning has challenges for all students, but none more than our most vulnerable students – those who are learning English, grappling...

  • Information Design for Technical Communicators - WCWP-40339

    Professionals who produce technical communications—whether they are technical writers, web and graphic designers, trainers, or engineers—can benefit from knowledge of information design. In broad terms, information design is the integration of words and pictures to help reade...

  • SAS Programming Capstone Project - CSE-41193

    SAS Programming Capstone Project Writing a white paper or technical report not only allows you to express your knowledge and ideas, but also provides an opportunity to participate more fully in your professional field. However, many readers will only read about 50% of a ...

  • Presentation Skills for Business - BUSA-40923

    Presentation Techniques for Business Professionals   Success in today's business environment frequently depends on your ability to effectively present yourself and your ideas. In meetings and formal presentations, professionals are required to speak persuasively and profess...

  • Level I CFA Exam Preparation Course: Wiley CFA Program Exam Review - PRGF-70048

    UC San Diego Extension and Wiley have partnered to provide students in our Finance Certificate program a special rate for their CFA Exam preparation course.   Finance Certificate Students are eligible to register for the Wiley Level I CFA Program Gold Course at a discounted r...

Student Resources

Instructors

  • Ventura, Lauren

    Lauren teaches Copywriting I: Writing for User Experience for the Content Marketing and Creative Writing certificate programs. Lauren is currently a Content Marketing Manager at a FinTech startup, Leadfeeder, a lead generation and sales intelligence tool. Prior to Leadfe...

  • Bullock, Jason

    Jason Bullock teaches Strategic Content Planning for the Content Marketing certificate program. Jason combines a fine art background with over twenty-five years of experience in design and marketing to create a learning-centered environment that encompasses all aspects of ...

  • Bennett, Kelly

    Kelly Bennett is an instructor and professional graphic designer. She teaches Adobe InDesign  and  Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud  for the Specialized Certificate in Communication Design , and Fundamentals of Graphic Design and  Branding & Storytelling using Content...

  • Weber, Ron

    Ron is an Internet Marketing veteran with 20+ years of digital marketing experience. He possesses strong expertise in Content Marketing, SEO, Paid Search, Display Email, and Conversion Rate Optimization but has proficiency in just about everything digital that can drive measu...

  • Olson-Pacheco, Ali

    Ali Olson-Pacheco has taught a wide range of English language courses at UC Extensions, California Community Colleges, and private language schools since 2005. She has led digital content development projects for Kaplan Inc., managed online course content reviews at Ventura Co...

  • Martinez, Ashleigh

    Ashleigh Martinez teaches Spanish to English Translation II and Advanced English Grammar for the Translation & Interpretation certificate program. She has over 12 years of experience in the fields of language translation, education, and curriculum development. She has...

  • Bush, Alan

    Alan Bush is certified in advanced search engine marketing strategies by Search Engine World. He is an internet marketing strategist working on SEO with the latest optimization, content distribution, influencer outreach as well as search engine marketing techniques and strate...

  • Livingstone, Stacey

    Stacey Livingstone has experience as a teaching assistant in sociology at UC San Diego. She served as a research assistant where she entered Naval Base Coronado Commuter Needs Assessment Survey results into SurveyMonkey. She conducted a content analysis of sociological articl...

  • Wong, Yoko

    Yoko Maruyama Wong is a native of Kanazawa, Japan.  She earned her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Ohio University.  Yoko has over 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring Japanese to all ages both in Japan and in the U.S.  She had taught Japanese at Kent State Universit...

  • Friet, Lorrie

    Lorrie Blackard Friet is an educator specializing in STEAM content creation. Recently she developed virtual field trips for the San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts. Passionate about the ocean, she is the senior instructor at the San Diego Floating Lab, ...

  • Dowden, George

    George Dowden teaches  Adobe Photoshop I: Introduction ,and  Adobe Illustrator  for the Specialized Certificate in Communication Design ;  Fundamentals of Graphic Design for the Professional Certificate in Content Marketing ; and Adobe Photoshop II: Intermediate . George h...

  • Buschman, Heather

    Heather Buschman, PhD, teaches Science Writing I for the Science Communication  certificate program, and she is currently the director of scientific communications and media relations at the Salk Institute. She earned her graduate degree in molecular pathology at UC San ...

  • Scheid, Robert

    Robert Scheid teaches Comprehensive Final Cut Pro X . He is an Apple Certified Master Trainer. He teaches classes on Final Cut Pro, Motion, the Art and Craft of Film Editing, and Post Production for Film and Television. His preferred editing system is Final Cut Pro, as he has...

  • Neeley, Jennifer

    Energetic speaker, consultant, instructor, and author, Jennifer "Gigi" Neeley is the Founder of US and UK-based JND Global (now acquired), a full-service digital marketing, social media, SEO and content marketing agency and management consultancy. From entrepreneurs to Fortune...

  • Adams, John A

    Mentored by Carol Roper, an award-winning writer and recipient of the Office for Advanced Drama Research Rockefeller Honorarium, John wrote his first play "In the Shadow of a Dream," which was selected by the Midtown International Theatre Festival for production at the Worksh...

  • Sandsmark, Donna M

    Donna Sandsmark teaches Web Design I: Principles & Techniques  for the Communication Design certificate program. She also teaches User Experience Design II and User Experience (UX) Portfolio  for the User Experience (UX) Design certificate program. In addition, Donna ...

  • Herman, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Herman teaches  Project Management for Technical Communicators , Information Design for Communicators , Writing Online Documentation , and Tools for Technical Communicators for UC San Diego Extension's Technical Communication Certificate Program . A long-tim...

  • Lemanski, Steven

    Steve Lemanski teaches  Applied Design for Communicators , Technical Communication I , and Critical Thinking for Communicators for UC San Diego Extension's Technical Communication Certificate Program .  Steve has worked as a professional writer, editor, and content str...

  • Willis, Anna

    Anna is a passionate and data-driven growth strategist and product manager with over 10 years of digital marketing and web strategy experience. Her background includes working with companies like Hulu, Microsoft, Dell/EMC, Beats by Dre, VW, Hallmark, and P&G brands to drive a...

  • Colford, Andrew

    Andrew Colford was born and raised in the California Bay Area.  Bored by the perfect weather, he ventured east for college and earned a degree from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.  Although this put him on the fast track to becoming a spy, Andrew decided he would rathe...

  • Jacobson, Anne

    Anne Jacobson is a medical writer and scientific director who specializes in developing scientifically rigorous content for continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) activities. For nearly 20 years, she has partnered with global CME provi...

  • Davidson, Lee

    Lee Davidson brings more than 12 years of copyediting experience to UC San Diego Extension’s Copyediting Certificate and is an early graduate of the program herself. Lee is currently the managing editor for digital content at a global business education association, where she...

  • Wilson, Jesse

    Jesse Wilson is a microbial ecologist and environmental scientist who has researched microorganisms in aquatic ecosystems all over the world. His research involves assessing how changes in the microbial community and microbial functioning affects and is affected by changes in...

  • Tyrrell, Patrick

    Patrick has been teaching LSAT for about 13 years now. When he moved from Washington, DC to Los Angeles in 2006, he got a part-time job as an SAT / ACT teacher. Once bitten by the teaching bug, he longed to teach grown-ups, as opposed to high school students, so he started te...

  • Yankopolus, Jennifer

    Jennifer Yankopolus is an editor with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in architecture and design, working with designers, firms, nonprofits, historians, and authors.   She currently runs Word Collaborative , which she opened in 2003, offering a range of ...

News, Events, Blogs

  • Nobody Reads Anymore and Other Marketing Myths

    By Debra D. Bass There are currently nearly 60,000 job openings for candidates with some level of "content marketing" expertise on  Indeed.com , a leading site for job seekers. Of those openings, 20 percent are for positions with a starting salary of $80,000. "Content ...

  • Content creation and the rise of digital media

    What do Mashable , Pitchfork, and the Blogess have in common? They’re all lucrative and renowned online media ventures for one. But most notably, they all started small — and got big through the savvy use of digital media . Becoming the next Mashable is a lot harder tha...

  • SEO article checklist: How experts get content ranking fast

    By John E. Lincoln, President of Ignite Visibility Articles are a critical component to establishing a creditable online presence with the potential to generate 67 percent more leads. I know; my company website is up to about 10,000 visitors and over 200 leads a month, a...

  • Core competencies: PDI shows intensive grade-level focus is key to success with CCSS

    By Morgan Appel, director of the Education Department, UC San Diego Extension The introduction and adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into schools across the United States has proven exigent for many practitioners, particularly those steeped in the lock-step ro...

  • The top 10 mistakes of Web design

    By Tristan Loper There was a time when simply having an online presence was enough: businesses and creative people followed an “if they build it, customers will come” mentality. Today’s dynamic web is virtually unrecognizable from its early days. Technology has evolve...

  • Bringing wellbeing to the world: Deepak Chopra teams up with UC San Diego on new UC Wellbeing Channe

    Depak Chopra wants to beam himself into your living room. He’ll be there to help you meditate, or improve your breathing techniques, or understand your relationship to the universe. The technology is almost there. Perhaps in two years, he predicts, a person in China w...

  • The Top 10 Careers for Creative People

    By Stephanie Stevens Being a creative person and figuring out what career you want to pursue can be a struggle. Still, a surprising number of creativity-focused professions can pay the bills and allow you to express yourself. Take a look at our list of creative careers a...

  • How Social Media Can Help (Not Hurt) Your Career

      By Felicia Campbell [9-minute read] It probably comes as little surprise that a  2018 CareerBuilder survey  revealed 70% of employers research current and prospective employees using social media. What might be surprising is the fact that 57% of those employers...

  • The evolution of SEO: Insights from an expert

    While perusing jobs on Craigslist in 2007, Alan Bush came across one that looked interesting—a project manager for search engine optimization (SEO)—so he applied. The very next day he scored an interview with a prominent Internet marketing company, not even knowing what ...

  • Project #1: The making of a music video

    Students in UC San Diego Extension's Video Production and Editing Professional Certificate program recently completed their first major project: a music video. Students, who have only been enrolled in the program for six weeks, formed their own production teams to shoot ...

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  • UC San Diego Extension and UCTV launch channel dedicated to STEAM learning

    New Focus On Arts Comes In Response To Demand From Top Technology Employers LA JOLLA, CA (April 16, 2015) — UC San Diego Extension and UCTV have partnered to launch The STEAM Channel in recognition of the growing demand for professionals who can balance science, tec...

  • In the center of Ebola crisis: 'The human impact of the outbreak is immense'

    Sioux Henley Campbell: "I’m honored to be working at CDC alongside their world-class scientists, communicators, and computer experts." Editor’s note: A technical writer and graphic designer by trade, Sioux Henley Campbell finds herself in the nerve center of a global...

  • Become an SEO champion: Use this resource guide

    By John E. Lincoln SEO is a complex subject with multiple components. While it is a rather extensive subject, the basics can be easy to learn if you know where to go. With the world of online marketing evolving so quickly, book and course information can be outdated in ...

  • 50 Voices of the Future: The new era of citizen journalism with Sylvia Mendoza

    In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Journalism, as a profession, looks far different now than it did a decade ago. ...

  • Public postsecondary institutions: It’s all about access

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department The keystone of any public postsecondary institution lies in its ability to serve myriad constituencies in a way that attends to contextual needs in a rigorous and thought-provoking way. In a state ...

  • From Passion to a Plan: Artist Takes Bookmaking to the Next Level

      Making books of all different sorts has always appealed to Michelle McCunney. Even as a child, her artistic pursuits included making little books. After earning a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at UC San Diego and a master’s from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plást...

  • 50 Voices of the Future: Babak Forutanpour on computer vision

    In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the plot pivots on the Hal 9000 computer’...

  • I’m looking for a job. What can UC San Diego Extension do for me?

    It's very common. “I just” — take your pick here — “a) graduated, b) got laid off, or c) decided to change careers and I’m done with taking classes.” They're always the first words heard at career fairs and community outreach events. “I’m here to find a job” is the refrain o...

  • John Adams on the Foundations of Good Writing

    By Kelly Davis Name: John Adams Courses taught: Grammar Lab Who among us doesn’t have not-so-fond memories of elementary school grammar lessons? But it’s likely none of us had as perfect a comeback to a split-infinitive-stickler as John Adams. (To find out exac...

  • Peggie Peattie on the Past, Present and Future of Photojournalism

    By Kelly Davis Image courtesy of the San Diego Union-Tribune   Name: Peggy Peattie Courses: Documentary Photography , Introduction to Photo Journalism , Nature Photography: From Vision to Print   If Peggy Peattie’s name is familiar, it’s probably becaus...

  • The Best of UCSD Extension 2019: Highlights & Future Plans

    Thank you for joining us on this journey to identify, meet and exceed the critical needs of the region now and into the future. UC San Diego Extension strives to provide the San Diego economy with the talent it needs to thrive by providing the means for workers at every...

  • Lineup of Free Sally Ride Science Workshops at Local Libraries Expands with New Courses

    Library NExT offers more hands-on workshops for middle and high school students

  • School ‘Haus’ Rock: What 21st-century education can learn from early German modernists

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department If you were a young adult during the 1980s, you may first associate the Bauhaus with the underpinnings of nouveau Gothic music and the demise of Bela Lugosi. Others, perhaps involved in design or ...

  • Empowering mentors and protégé on-the-go

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department Technology’s aggressive march forward has served as a compelling catalyst for the ways in which we communicate with one another and continues to chip away at teaching and learning. Not so much with ...

  • ‘Little symphonies for the kids’: Reflections on the Wall of Sound's applications for teaching

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department In advance of the British Invasion of the early-to-mid 1960s, an independent record label called Philles was fabricating ‘three-minute masterpieces’ that its owner and legendary producer Phil Spec...

  • It's all about research: Supporting students through dedicated study

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department Although research is typically not the bailiwick of extended studies programs at most postsecondary campuses, the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension believes strongly in the tri-fold mis...

  • Solimar Hillier: Helping students enjoy the colors and flavors of Brazilian Portuguese

    By Rafaela Lombardino Over the past decade Brazil has seen a surge in its economy and is currently the destination for sports lovers. Brazil was recently the host country for the 2014 FIFA World Cup of Soccer and will host the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games. It is on...

  • Getting a children’s book published: Demystifying the process

    Getting a children’s book published can be a tricky task. Literary agent Kelly Sonnack says she hopes to “demystify” the process for her students. Her course, Getting Published: Navigating the Children’s Book Market , is a new one for UC San Diego Extension . Sonnack kn...

  • Location, location, location: The primacy of context in teacher education

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department ‘Location, location, location’ is a mantra common among estate agents across the globe, underscoring and broadcasting the most significant elements inherent to one plot of land or another. Be it a s...

  • Shane Anderson finds hidden meaning in portraiture

    By Stephanie Thompson   Name: Shane Anderson Courses: History of Photographic Portraiture   Portraits have been around for as long as there have been people, but have you ever thought about the hidden meanings and purpose behind portraiture? From monarchs and t...

  • Student Profile: Heather Simental

    By Stephanie Thompson Name: Heather Simental Program: Copyediting   Heather Simental is a self-described word nerd. She says she has always been fascinated with reading and has had a long-time love of language and words and how they work in both systematic and po...

  • Audrenna Batie Finds Her Voice

    By Stephanie Stevens Going back to school can be intimidating and doing it when you're over 50 can be downright terrifying. Meet the inspiration that is Audrenna Batie, clinical trials research assistant and continuing education powerhouse who recently completed the ...

  • Free Course Enrollment for Climate Warriors

    By Robert Monroe (courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography ) Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan has long had the goal of educating and empowering “ one million climate warriors ” who will help society tackle the world...

  • Why STEM Education Is Essential for the Youth of Tomorrow

    By Suzanne Reyes In November 2019, the Department of Education invested $540 million to  support STEM education . Why the big check to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? Our future depends on it. A  U.S. Department of Education report s...

  • A Military Spouse on Starting Over: Law Enforcement to Homemaker to Copyeditor 

    By Felicia Campbell As a military spouse, starting over, again and again, whether making friends, setting up home or getting a new job comes with the territory. The challenge of constant reinvention also presents unique opportunities, something military spouse Sarah L...

  • How Do Companies Share Ownership With Employees?

    Whether you're starting your own business, being offered stock options or simply curious about the basics of shared employee ownership, there are a variety of interesting alternatives to consider. Take a look at what the experts at the Aspen Institute, Rutgers Universi...

  • Sally Ride Science Launches at UC San Diego

    STEM outrach program to continue legacy of first American woman to fly in space.

  • Focus on instructors: Rebecca Webb

      Photo by Eduardo Cardenas Rebecca Webb curates the film program at UC San Diego's ArtPower! and The Loft at UC San Diego and has taught for UC San Diego Extension since 2009. Take a moment to read what Rebecca has to say about her work, her process and her te...

  • An iron-CLAD commitment to working with English learners

    Candidates Reflect on a Highly Specialized Training at UC San Diego Extension By Karen Schwanke and Jessica Ade, candidates, English Language Authorization Program and Morgan Appel, director, Education Department, UC San Diego Extension English Language Authorization ...

  • From Brazil to California: Professionals take educational journey to gain U.S. career opportunities

    The decision to jump on a corporate jet to interview in San Francisco at the headquarters of one of the fastest growing communications companies in California wasn’t an easy one. Instead, it was part of an ongoing transformational journey that began in Curitiba, Brazil, wh...

  • Five trends shaping education in the 21st century

    For Morgan Appel, director of the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension , the work he does is always informed by the fundamental traditions of research universities, which are based on the three pillars of research, service, and teaching. While service and ...

  • Right place, right time: The art of iReporting with Tony Perri

    What do Mickey Mouse, David Lynch, and the Dalai Lama have in common? They’ve all worked with Emmy-award winning producer/director Tony Perri. Perri made San Diego his home following a pioneering career as a broadcast journalist, founding Surf's Up Studios, where he ...

  • Shaking up science education with STEAM

    When a big earthquake hits, you’ll most likely find Debi Kilb, a project scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography , on CNN or one of the other cable networks explaining the physics of earthquakes for the lay audience. “I’m always asking my husband ‘You recorded it,...

  • Who are you? Divining identity in a brave new world of continuing education

    By Morgan Appel, director of UC San Diego Extension's Education Department The current piece of writing is inspired by a listen to Pete Townshend’s hard-driven and introspective musical query from 1978. It also represents a somewhat well-thought response to prospective stu...

  • 50 Voices of the Future: Lori Alexander on the boom in research and medical writing

    In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. Most kids don’t dream of a career as a medical writer. Instead, many fall into...

  • Academic Connections Advantage

    During the first week of classes, a typical freshman might have been bumbling around UC San Diego’s campus, but not Cynthia Cortez. A first-year student from Imperial Valley, Cortez felt right at home. “I knew how to get around, and everyone was, like, ‘How do you ...

  • 50 Voices of the Future: Marcie Wessels on the fate of children’s books

    (Photo of Marcie Wessels by Roxyanne Young) In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. It might seem both tempting and ...

  • Local Impact, Global Effects for International Students

    Learning a new language is about more than mastering grammar and proper pronunciation. It is about confidence and competency as well as understanding the culture that surrounds the language.   The English Language Institute (ELI) at UC San Diego Extension draws stu...

  • Science Communications Instructor Heather Buschman on Telling Great Science Stories

    By David Washburn Name: Heather Buschman Courses: Science Writing I Heather Buschman wanted a mission-driven career and had a head for science–so earning a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from UC San Diego School of Medicine and going to work as a bench researche...

  • Marketing and Business Insight for Young Entrepreneurs

        By Suzy Reyes Name:  Juan Raul Gutierrez Jr. Occupation:  Relationship Manager and Registered Broker with TD Ameritrade Education Background : Bachelors in Theology from Grand Canyon University, 2016. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Syracuse U...

  • Cooking up a healthy life

    Extension’s new Integrative Nutrition certificate teaches the ingredients for a healthy life. We’ve all heard it before: you are what you eat. In fact, that oft-repeated phrase is credited to French author Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin , who wrote all the way bac...

  • It Takes an Artist to Solve a Design Problem

    By Felicia Campbell [6 minute read] Designs and Images Courtesy of Maximo Escobedo except where noted. When designer and UC San Diego Extension instructor Maximo Escobedo moved to the United States from Mexico at 15, he knew that despite his love of drawing, ...

  • Spotlight on student impact: Jhan Dunn

    Research, Rigor and Readiness: The New Three ‘Rs’ in Reading Instruction By Jhan Dunn, candidate, UC San Diego Extension Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program and Morgan Appel, director, Education Department, UC San Diego Extension In 2012, the California C...

  • Work-From-Home Dream Jobs and the Professional Certificates You Need to Get Hired

    By Felicia Campbell [11 minute read] According to a Gallup poll , about two-thirds of all American employees started working remotely this year, and 59% of those workers say they'd prefer to continue working from home as much as possible in the future. Thankfully, in t...

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