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California History Certificate

California History Certificate examines qualities that make California geographically and historically unique. It is designed primarily to help classroom teachers become more knowledgeable about California's diverse history from the California Missions to the California Gold Rush, but also includes courses that focus on the people, cities, and events that made California, The Golden State. Courses include Historic Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Monterey which contributed to California's rich heritage. Through the courses in this certificate, you will not only learn about California’s history, but will understand how to enhance your social studies curriculum with primary source stories and high-quality technological applications.

It's helping me to bring more hands-on, student-driven activities to my class.” -Educator, California

The students I teach will gain a new perspective.” -Educator, California

BENEFITS OF EARNING AN ONLINE CALIFORNIA HISTORY CERTIFICATE

Convenience  

Learn 100% online at your own pace and advance your skills while teaching full-time.

Flexibility  

Start any of the individual courses anytime and take up to an entire year to complete each course online. There is no time limit on when you need to complete all the required/elective courses to earn your certificate.

Support  

Whether you are a current or previous student, course instructors are available to give you individualized support.

Value  

FPU’s certificate courses take a deeper dive into literature-specific topics and emphasize time for teacher practice, engagement, and reflection.

Expertise  

Course instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.

Salary  

Professional development courses can help you earn certifications and salary increases. Depending on the school district, some even offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Enroll in and complete at least 15 units from any of the elective courses below.
Elective Courses:

How do I obtain the certificate?

  1. Complete at least 15 units of elective courses listed above.
  2. Click to download the application form.
  3. Return completed application form to CE office, as stated on the form.
  4. Upon receipt of the completed application form, and verification of successful completion of the 15 units, the certificate is awarded and posted to the participant's transcript.