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Courses & Workshops Designed Specifically for Current and Future Instructors and Project MATCH Participants

Mission Statement:
The District Academic Senate Professional Development College (PDC) is designed to improve and/or develop competencies of current and future community college instructors.  This program will offer skill sets that are important for meaningful and effective teaching and learning.  These competencies include the use of authentic activities and multiple instructional delivery methods, interpersonal and affective skills, curriculum and program development, instructional strategies for engaging adult learners, learning process of adults, and evaluation and assessment methods to maximize and meet the learning needs of community college and adult students.  This program also helps prospective and current instructors to critically examine urban contexts to develop culturally responsive andragogical knowledge to work effectively with all students—particularly students of color—the working class, immigrants, and those from historically marginalized populations. 

The PDC has been offering a series of seminars beginning Winter 2016. It will offer courses which are CSU-tranfserable. (Note: These credit courses may be used for pay column advancement.)


The PD College is composed of five tiers, each containing 1-3 stackable courses that lead to a certificate.  All courses are degree-applicable and CSU transferable. 


PDC Seminars Offered For Spring 2017

TIER I: Adult Teaching and Learning

Adult Learning & Motivation (EDUC 250) (3 units)

This course will examine the adult learning model and survey an array of research-based and culturally responsive training (CTR) strategies and techniques to use in the classroom.

Location: Van De Kamp Innovation Center

Mar. 18-May 6, 2017 (In-person meeting dates: 3/18, 4/22, 5/6)

Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Curriculum Development and Instructional Design (EDUC 252) (3 units)

In this course, various teaching techniques and instructional strategies will be explored. In-person and/or virtual field experiences are designed to provide a practical application for the demonstration of theory applied to practice.

Location: Van De Kamp Innovation Center.

Mar. 17-May 5, 2017 (In-person meeting dates: 3/17, 4/14, 5/5)

Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For campus map and directions to Van De Kamp Innovation Center: VDK directions and parking.pdfVDK directions and parking.pdf

For more information on the Van De Kamp Innovation Center: http://vdkinnovationcampus.com/

PDC Seminars Offered For Summer 2017 (proposed)

TIER II: Community College Introduction

Introduction to Community College (EDUC 25) (3 units)

PDC Seminars Offered For Fall 2017 (proposed)

TIER III: Students in the Classroom

Classroom and Behavior Management (EDUC 30) (3 units)


Diversity in the Classroom (EDUC 205) (3 units)

Certificate Eligibility (12-15 units): Community College Teaching

Note: These courses will be offered year-round on this schedule so that faculty members who wish to obtain their certificates can count on their availability. Courses in the other tiers as well as seminars will also be offered. The curriculum for two-digit course numbers in blue needs revision.

PDC Seminars Offered For Summer 2017-Winter 2018 (proposed)

TIER IV: Teaching Electives

Online Pedagogy and Teaching Modalities
(EDUC 240) (3 units)

PDC Seminars Offered For Spring 2018 (proposed)

Educational Assessment and Evaluation (EDUC 29) (3 units)

PDC Seminars Offered For Summer 2018 (proposed)

Urban Education and Self-Reflective Teaching and Leadership (EDUC 27) (3 units)


Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Basic Skills Contextualization (EDUC 31) (3 units)

PDC Seminars Offered For Fall 2018 (proposed)

TIER V: Mastering Teaching

Education 385 or Cooperative Education 385: Directed Study; Project MATCH mentoring; research project; curriculum development; teach a capstone class (with peer evaluation) (3 units)

Certificate Eligibility (12-15 units): Community College: Mastering Teaching

Note: Seminars without unit credit may be added at any time. The curriculum for two-digit course numbers in blue needs revision.

DAS PDC Agendas:

2016_10_21_DAS PDC Agenda.pdf2016_10_21_DAS PDC Agenda.pdf
2016_12_16_DAS PDC Agenda.pdf2016_12_16_DAS PDC Agenda.pdf



Contact Lourdes M. Brent, DAS PDC Coordinator, BrentLM@lattc.edu

LACCD Educational Services Center

770 Wilshire Blvd.,

Los Angeles CA 90017


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