557 – Verification Process for Special Settings – Social Studies: Tier II

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Course ID 557
Registration Deadline: 6/15/18 @ 5 p.m. PST
Start Date: 6/22/18
Duration: 5 Weeks


Course Description:

This Verification Process for Special Settings (VPSS) in Social Studies is a five week online course. Professional development in history and social science will be aligned with and directly related to State academic content standards, student academic achievement standards, and State assessments. Through the professional development, participants will demonstrate an understanding of the subject matter contained in the History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools (1998) as outlined in the History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools from an advanced standpoint. Level II will study periods of World History from ancient civilizations to present time. Threads of economics will be embedded within each week’s course of study.

World History: Participants will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of World Civilizations found in the History-Social Science Content Standards. This will include analyzing the impact of human interaction with the physical environment and the fundamental role geography played in human development. Participants will be able to compare and contrast the political philosophies of Eastern and Western Civilizations. They will analyze the emergence of developed economies and the influence the economy had on people, politics, and the expansion of empires. Participants will demonstrate a basic understanding of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and have an ability to compare and contrast the basic tenets of the five major world religions. Participants will analyze the social structures of each civilization looking at religious, political, and social hierarchies.

Economics: Participants will explore issues that feature both theoretical and applied economics. Principles of economics, applications, and consequences of these will be studied. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and terms used in global economics.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)

During the 2nd week of your course, you may apply for UCLA Extension Credits through UCLA Extension. You must apply, either by mail or by phone, for the UCLA Extension Credits before the end date of your online course. If you choose to apply for credits after the end date of you will be charged a late fee. You have up to six months after the end date of your courses to apply for these credits. You will send your payment directly to UCLA Extension. Please note, that there will be no refunds from UCLA Extension if you change your mind. You must complete and pass the course to receive the credits.

Price: $400.00

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