Next Step Courses: Life Centered Education Certificate

​​​​Objective  ​

This certificate aims to provide students with special needs with a functional/career education program that responds to their needs and prepares them for career attainment. Its courses address a variety of subject matters in English, Arabic, Math, computer skills, drama, and art in addition to internships in selected business platforms. The certificate’s program offers knowledge and skills for students to be effective, independent productive individuals in careers that are best suited to their likes and strengths.​

Course Description   ​

CLCE 100 English I

This course will help students learn important everyday expressions, phrases and terms in the English language, as well as terms that are typically used in business, social and community settings. Embedded in the lessons are social, emotional, self-regulation, executive function and adaptive skills that are needed, in order to function well in society. The course will follow a lecture/small/whole group format, and will include many hands-on and out of class activities. 

CLCE 101 English II 

This course is a continuation of English I. It will focus on teaching additional everyday expressions, phrases and terms that are typically used in business, social and community settings. Emphasis will be placed on making good decisions, with regards to a variety of personal and social topics, as well as learning more about oneself and the world in which we live. Social, emotional, self-regulation, executive function and adaptive skills will continue to be embedded in the curriculum/lessons, which will continue to be taught in lecture/small group/whole group formats, and which will include many hands-on and out of class activities. ​

CLCE 102 Arabic I 

This course will help students learn important everyday expressions, phrases and terms in the Arabic language, as well as terms that are typically used in business, social and community settings. Embedded in the lessons are social, emotional, self-regulation, executive function and adaptive skills that are needed, in order to function well in society. The course will follow a lecture/small/whole group format, and will include many hands-on and out of class activities. ​

CLCE 103 Arabic II 

This course is a continuation of Arabic I. It will focus on teaching additional everyday expressions, phrases and terms that are typically used in business, social and community settings. Emphasis will be placed on making good decisions, with regards to a variety of personal and social topics, as well as learning more about oneself and the world in which we live. Social, emotional, self-regulation, executive function and adaptive skills will continue to be embedded in the curriculum/lessons, which will continue to be taught in lecture/small group/whole group formats, and which will include many hands-on and out of class activities. ​

CLCE 104 Math I 

This course will focus on teaching students basic math skills that are needed for everyday life. The course will cover basic counting and computation skills (in both English and Arabic), reading and writing numbers up to millions, as well as problem solving. It will focus on practical use such as in calculators, basic measurement, capacity, weight, temperature, shapes and patterns as well as money.  

CLCE 105 Math II 

​This course will elaborate on the skills learned in Functional Math I. It will focus on the concepts related to operations as well as problem solving. It will also focus on the practical use of fractions, as well as measurement of distances, weight, volume, temperature and time. Money operations related to handling money when making a purchase, knowing how much to pay, and how much to expect in change, when paying with cash or a credit or debit card.​

CLCE 106 Computer and Expressive Arts I 

Students will learn basic computer skills that are needed for everyday functioning. These skills will include learning how to send email messages and navigate the World Wide Web. Basic Microsoft Word will also be introduced. Also, students will learn how to express themselves through various forms of art and drama. This will include painting, drawing, role play and participating in skits. Embedded in the activities are social, emotional, self-regulation, executive function and adaptive skills that are needed, in order to function well in society.​

CLCE 107 Computer and Expressive Arts II 

This course will be a continuation of CLCE 106. Students will continue to develop important computer literacy skills that will allow them to navigate the web, conduct successful web searches, and send email messages, among other things. Students will also continue to learn about themselves, their feelings and the feelings of those around them, through a variety of art and drama activities. ​​

​To Register

​To register and learn more about the Next Step Program, click here.​​