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The LAC Academy The LAC Academy’s fee-based professional certificate programs are rigorous, sustained training programs geared to current and prospective adult educators and adult education program managers. These programs provide an overview of best practices and research-based training in the fields of adult basic education, adult secondary education, and the teaching of English as a second language to adults. OUR STUDENTS

Whether you are an “encore careerist” looking to reinvent yourself, a recent college grad, or an adult education professional, our certificate programs are designed to advance you to the next level of adult education practice. LAC Academy programs serve as initial and advanced qualifications for: ■■ Anyone considering a teaching career

or volunteering in adult basic education, GED/HSE (high school equivalency), or ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) ■■ Adult education program managers ■■ Staff development managers ■■ Human resource or training

department heads ■■ Union training managers ■■ Adult education professionals wishing

to specialize, maintain credentials, or simply to stay current on what’s happening in the field of adult education CERTIFICATE OFFERINGS

The Academy offers the following certificate programs: ■■ Teaching English as a Second

Language to Adults (TESLA/TESOL) ■■ Adult Literacy Education Core

Curriculum (ALECC)

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■■ Preparing Students for High School

Equivalency Using the CCSS ■■ The Freirean Popular Education Institute

for Social Justice and Empowerment ■■ Reflective ESOL Teachers’ Forum ■■ Teaching ESOL to Adults with Limited

Literacy (TEALL) ONLINE LEARNING

All LAC Academy certificate programs are blended models, incorporating both in-person and online learning environments. Online learning offers a number of benefits for our students: the ability to study on their own time and interact with cohort members between face-to-face sessions, as well as the opportunity to develop and deepen computer and online skills in an increasingly digital world. Incorporated into each program are tutorials and support to make sure students have the tools they need to succeed in the online portion of our certificate programs. It is highly recommended that students have access to their own computers and Internet access, but the LAC does have a computer lab with Internet access available for student use by appointment. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Professional certificates of completion and continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful completion of each program. The LAC Academy adheres to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Standards of Lifelong Learning for the issuance of CEUs.

NYC RAEN Catalog fall fy2014  

Catalog of the professional development workshops offered at the Literacy Assistance Center September 2013 through January 2014.

NYC RAEN Catalog fall fy2014  

Catalog of the professional development workshops offered at the Literacy Assistance Center September 2013 through January 2014.

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