The School Culture Advocate Certification recognizes educators who excel at research-driven best practices for building a positive school climate and culture. Completing this coursework will provide you the necessary tools to create welcoming spaces for underrepresented populations, engage students in civic dialogue, and ensure that all students feel safe and support in school. You will be equipped to lead purposeful professional development, form effective partnerships with community stakeholders, and transform the culture of your district to prepare all of your students for their next steps.
To become a Certified School Culture Advocate, participants will successfully pass a sequence of courses through the NSSC Academy where courses are offered online with asynchronous instruction. Certification requirements include completing core coursework in the Foundations of School Climate and Culture.
Participants will also select elective courses from the NSSC Academy which meet each of the three Climate and Culture Core Competencies:
After the completion of these courses, students will complete the Climate and Culture Capstone. This nine-week course will push participants from being passive participants to transformation leaders. It will engage educators in a holistic understanding of school climate and culture and the ways they can engage student leaders, develop community partnerships, and educate coworkers to create district-level reform!
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