Career Development Facilitator
A Career Development Facilitator (CDF) is a person
who works in any career development setting or who incorporates career
development information or skills in their work with students, adults,
clients, employees or the public. A CDF completes at least 120
instructional hours training which is taught by a nationally-trained and
qualified instructor. The program is approved by the National Career
Development Association (NCDA) which provides individuals with relevant
skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining
meaningful work. Established in 1913, NCDA is the premier provider of
professional development in the career field. NCDA has prepared over
18,000 CDFs for international certification. Individuals who provide or
will provide career services in business and industry, government
agencies, nonprofits, veteran employment services, K-12 schools,
colleges and universities would be candidates to achieve this
certificate of achievement.
Course of Study
This is a 120-hour cohort program. Students meet in a blended format of online and instructor-led training.
The program is currently offered in two formats, either classroom plus online content or eLearning.
The price of the course (which is available
on the registration page) includes NCDA's student manual and DVD.
Students have access to Career Cruising, and industry leading online
career guidance and planning system, assessment tools, handout materials
and online resources.
A hybrid course will be offered in Fall 2012, with educational content
provided online and on DVD, combined with four face-to-face sessions
held Saturdays at the Oakland University main campus in Rochester, MI.
Abigail Bearman, Administrative Project Coordinator
Office of Professional Development
Phone: (248) 209-2463
*For more detailed information on this program, visit the School of Education's CDF page at http://www.oakland.edu/cdf
Integrating Beekeeping Across the Curriculum
Learn more about curriculum models used to integrate honey bee biology and habitat, beehive management and safety issues, pest management, the importance of honeybees to the human food system, natural environment and culture across the K-16 curriculum while aligning local, state and/or national standards.
The course takes a hands-on approach to assist participants to learn how to integrate this theory into the K-16 curriculum. It is offered at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island through Oakland University and is open to K-16 teachers and Nature/Environmental Center educators. The biology and ecology of the honey bee will be studied through extensive field work in the apiary. Development of an aligned, cross-subject, curricular unit integrating K-16 is expected following the conclusion of the course. Students are required to sign a hold harmless waiver and have an EPI-PEN prior to the first day of class.
Course of Study
Course participants will be staying at the Biological Station on Beaver Island, which is a required course component.
The course may be taken for:
3 graduate credits - $1734.75 Additional costs for room and board at the Biological Station - $440, transportation (round trip on the Beaver Island Ferry ($54), parking ($60), plus personal travel to Charlevoix, Michigan) are billed by the respective agent.
4 graduate credits - $2313.00
9 SBCEUs - $1156.50
No sessions are scheduled for the remainder of 2012.
Dr. Dyanne M. Tracy
Professor and Chair, Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies
485A Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3064 or 2613
Fax: (248) 370-2639
For more details on this program, visit http://www.oakland.edu/apiaryscienceinschools/