Custom Domestic and International Programs
What is a “custom-designed program?” At UCLA Extension, custom-designed programs are programs that are tailored to meet the specific needs of a particular domestic or international group of participants. Many custom-designed programs are adaptations of other courses and programs that UCLA Extension has offered in the past. The content of each program can be expanded, contracted, and/or adapted to meet the needs of specific clients. These programs can be offered in various instructional intensive formats typically lasting from one to three weeks of instruction; however, some programs have been offered in formats of up to 12 weeks.
Custom-designed programs can be delivered at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles or at a client’s worksite in the U.S. Custom-designed programs can also be delivered to a client overseas. When programs are held in Los Angeles, relevant related site visits can serve to reinforce and complement classroom lectures and discussions. Experienced interpreters can also be provided as needed. UCLA Extension has access to instructors who are leaders in areas such as (but not limited to):
- P-12 credentials and permits
- Early childhood education
- Advanced instructional design
- Assessment and data-based school reform
- Implementation of Common Core standards curriculum
- Education technology
- Implementation of EEI (Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum)
- English language development
- Cultural diversity and human difference
- Special education (Autism, emotional disturbance, RSP, speech, and more)
- Gifted and talented education (GATE)
- Backwards planning design
- Project-based learning
- Adult and vocational education
- Positive behavior supports
- Parental engagement, education, and training
- School policy and administration
- School finance
- College counseling
- Student counseling
- School psychology
- Educational psychology
- Teaching English as a foreign language (TESL)
Since 1917, UCLA Extension Education has provided staff development, in-service, and professional outreach to practitioners at all levels of education—preschool, elementary, secondary, adult, and higher education. We partner with UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE & IS) to create a community of learning and action with a social justice emphasis. Its members are scholars, practitioners, teachers, agenda setters, and public intellectuals who research, teach, and prepare practitioners and researchers in learning and information fields in an environment of multiple constituencies. The shared goal is to enhance the life experience of all individuals through inquiry, professional practice, and policy that leads to equitable access to quality education.
The Education Department specializes in training, professional development, and credentialing of teachers, administrators, counselors, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, parents, and other school personnel, such as human resource, custodial, and back office staff. We provide personalized service and are eager to speak with you about the needs of your school, district, or organization. Please contact us today!
The majority of our instructors are working professionals who practice in their respective fields and bring a practical, hands-on perspective to our programs. As part of the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension has a direct link to one of the finest universities in the world. Organizations seeking to expand management and leadership expertise, as well as encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, will surely benefit from UCLA Extension custom-designed programs.
For more information on custom-designed programs in our Department please contact our receptionist at (310) 825-4191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org