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Improving the Places Children Learn

April 26, 2011

Accepting applications now! Improving the Places Children Learn An Online Advanced Certificate Program in Educational Facility Planning
Application deadline extended to June 1, 2011. We are in the process of building a very strong cohort of designers, planners, and educational leaders. There are still several available seats remaining.

We invite you to earn an Advanced Certificate in Educational Facility Planning collaboratively developed by The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and San Diego State University (SDSU).

Learn from the best and most experienced practitioners in the world how to plan, design, build, and maintain learner-centered educational environments, while interacting and networking with a select group of educational facility professionals around the globe.

Connecting all stakeholders involved in the educational facility, this fully electronic program focuses on the student, beginning with a course on learner needs and styles and culminating in facility assessment. While each course addresses one phase of the capital project, the complete program emphasizes a collaborative process that authentically engages all stakeholders so that the facility serves the students, staff, and community while providing a healthy and safe environment for all.

And, you complete all your coursework online from wherever you are. Currently, certificate program students represent 28 states, Canada, Australia, and Peru.

This 12-credit certificate program is comprised of six two-unit courses that earn graduate level credit. The certificate is issued by San Diego State University and fulfils the requirements for achieving the Recognized Educational Facility Professional (REFP) designation of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved the program for recertification credit.

Advanced Certificate Program graduates say this about their experiences:

"The team dynamic of each course is challenging & rewarding."

"I would recommend this course to everyone. The learning is important to the future of what we are doing as educators, designers, and planners."

"You say you will explore the current research, but you don't. The accountability & rigor of the program pushes you to do it. It brings the joy back into planning."

"What I am learning helps us market our firm at a higher level."

To learn more about the program and to reserve your seat in the 2011-12 class, please click here.

Space is limited to 25 enthusiastic professionals dedicated to improving the places children learn!