Prepare yourself to thrive as a professional, and show future employers that you're ready for the next step in starting your career. The Professional Distinction series is designed to help you excel as an early-career educator with a focus on building up your professional identity and cultivating strategies to manage the demands of being a teacher. Students who complete the series are awarded a signature cord upon graduation, denoting their Professional Distinction status.
The Professional Distinction courses are designed to fit into your schedule! Courses are one credit each with in-person, online, and hybrid options available.
The courses may be taken in any order. As long as you complete (and pass) at least three of them by the time of graduation, you will earn Professional Distinction and be awarded the signature cord.