Enrollment is Limited!
Created by industry experts, this dynamic and rigorous six course online program offers an exciting opportunity for learners to acquire a profound understanding of the principles behind designing, constructing, and managing efficient, effective learning environments. Expert faculty members include practicing educational facility planners, architects, and educators who understand the relationship between the learning environment and all pertinent stakeholders.
Students can access the Learning Management System (Canvas) at their convenience. Weekly assignments and discussion boards are required, and participants spend approximately 10-15 hours a week on assigned materials. Each course culminates in a signature project that demonstrates application and analysis of the core competencies. Students must successfully complete all six courses with at an 80% average or higher in order to receive the Advanced Certificate in Learning Environment Planning as well as the ALEP designation.
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Core Competencies of the ALEP
To learn more about the competencies and the
knowledge, skills, and traits, click here
Advanced Academy Student Testimonials
Christie Boron, ALEP, RA, NCARB, LEED AP
emersion DESIGN LLC
What became eye-opening for me was understanding educational theories and diverse pedagogical practices and using those as a lens to evaluate design strategies that would be most impactful for current and next generation students. Read more »
Jill Ackers | ALEP | MA L&P
Principal Learning Designer
This program forever changed my work because of the relationships, friendships, and professional development I received in each individual course. It has enabled me to see how school buildings can embody contemporary educational curriculum and function as a social, cultural, and regenerative resource for the broader community. Read more »
Kristina Quintanilla, Assoc. AIA
Director of Studio Strategies
I entered the program as neither an educator or an architect but rather someone who has spent the better part of her professional and personal life at the intersection of both. Professionally, I have spent nearly two decades specializing in the marketing and business development of educational design. Personally, I was raised by an architect and an educator. With that context in mind, I entered the program not entirely sure what to expect, but the benefits and value I have received from going through the Advanced Academy and now as an ALEP, are nothing but extraordinary. Read more »
Our Expert Faculty
Six nationally and internationally recognized experts have been recruited to lead this rigorous and engaging course of study. All course content is intentionally designed and delivered by practitioners, thus ensuring its relevance to the day-to-day work. Expert faculty members include practicing educational facility planners, practicing architects, and educators who understand the relationship between the learning environment and teaching and learning.
Course and Program Schedule
To view syllabus, please click on the name of each course.
Cohort 11: August 2024 – June 2025
Schedule Subject to Change
|Course 1: Learning Theories: Frameworks for School Design
Sandra Duncan, EdD
||August 5 – September 15, 2024
|Course 2: Educational Visioning and Community Engagement
1 week off for conference
|Page Dettmann, ALEP, PhD
||September 23 – November 17, 2024
*One week break for LearningSCAPES
|Course 3: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning
10 Days for Winter Break (at the end of December)
||December 2, 2024 – February 2, 2025
*Two week break: December 25, 2024 – January 5, 2025
|Course 4: Assessment of the Learning Environment
Rob Pillar, ALEP
||February 10 – March 23, 2025
|Course 5: High-Performance School Design
||Aaron Jobson, ALEP
||March 31 – May 11, 2025
|Course 6: Project Management / Project Delivery
Irene Nigaglioni, ALEP
||May 19 – June 29, 2025
Registration is limited to the first 30 registrants. Payment is required to reserve your spot.
- Members: $6,000 paid in full by August 1, 2024
- Members if paid in 2 installments:
- August 1, 2024: $3,200
- January 1, 2025: $3,200
- Non-Members: $7,500 paid in full by August 1, 2024
- Non-Members if paid in 2 installments:
- August 1, 2024: $3,950
- January 1, 2025: $3,950
Refund Policy for Full Payment:
Full refund minus 10% if withdraw is within the first 4 weeks of the program.
70% refund if withdraw is within the first 10 weeks of the program.
50% refund if withdraw is within in the first 14 weeks of the program.
NO refund after 14 weeks of participating in the program.
Refund Policy Payment Plan 2 Installments:
Full refund minus $250 process fee if withdraw is within the first 3 weeks of the program.
NO refund after 3 weeks of participating in the program.
Please contact Stephanie Stewart at [email protected]