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Reggio Emilia Approach, Certificate

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Certificate in Reggio Emilia Approach
AU New England
Credits for Degree: 18 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Online
Standard time to completion: 20 months

Program Overview

Antioch University New England is proud to offer experienced education professionals the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in the Reggio Emilia Approach (REA). The Reggio Emilia Approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy and was founded by Loris Malaguzzi. Many educators (e.g., Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner, and Bruner) inspire and inform the Reggio Emilia Approach. REA is grounded in several key principles (e.g., children are active protagonists of their growth and development process; learning is a process of individual and group construction; and the environment is organized to provoke and support learning). This certificate program prepares teachers to interact with children in intentional, constructive, and creative ways that focus on children’s capabilities, competencies, and interests. The program promotes the development of a learning environment that is based on relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection.

The Certificate in the Reggio Emilia Approach at Antioch University New England is a completely online program aimed at meeting the needs of currently employed teachers interested in integrating Reggio-inspired principles in their respective classroom situations and practice. The sequence of courses begins once per year in the second summer session (usually early July). All courses are 7 lessons in 7 weeks, except for Making Learning Visible (MLV). MLV consists of 7 lessons but spans 14 weeks because documentation of student work is a requirement of the course.

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