The Certified School Culture Advocate (CSCA) Program is a six-course, nine-credit program meant to empower educators to become change-makers in their schools. With the relationship between school climate and student achievement gaining clarity by the day, Iowa Safe Schools developed a program to help educators explore not only the theoretical framework of school climate analysis, but also the real-world impacts of climate on student success and well-being.
The CSCA program, which educators can move through at their own pace, is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa and has phenomenal reviews from those who have earned their certification. CSCA participants will conclude their program by taking the CSCA Capstone course, in which they will develop a cumulative approach to improving school climate and culture within their home educational environment.
Participants can begin the program at any time and complete it at their own pace.
Be sure to check out the FAQs below about the CSCA Program. If you still have questions, connect with our Director of Educational Programming, Jordan Mix.
No! You can sign up for courses at your own pace, but each course must be completed within its designated time frame.*
You can take these courses in any order, except for the CSCA Capstone which must be taken last.
Yes, the CSCA Certification is good for three years. After three years, it can be renewed with the CSCA recertification class.
Sort of. You can enroll in these courses at the audit price and take them without receiving any credit aside from the certification. However, to earn the certification, you must pass all six courses. So, your work will be graded, unlike a traditional course audit.*
Aside from the knowledge that you are becoming a trusted leader in your school?! Just kidding, we know it’s powerful to be able to display all of your hard work! Yes! You will get a CSCA Completion package in the mail 4-6 weeks after the course end date. This will include your certificate, a lapel pin, and some other goodies from the Iowa Safe Schools team.
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