Develop new skills and build expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base. Fresno Pacific University has developed the following professional development certificates to enhance the instructional skills of K-12 educators. These courses provide high-quality, standards-based strategies for educators to use as they continue to engage and inspire their students.

For more information about each certificate program, click on the Show more about Certificates link below.


BREAKING NEWS!! The IEC program has been shortened to 5 months and 15 units, and the price has been reduced for the Fall 2017 cohort! Fresno Pacific University has partnered with CUE, an 8000 member educational non-profit, to offer the Innovative Educator Certificate (IEC). This 6-month Cohort is led by top flight educators that comprise some of the most energetic, innovative educational thinkers available. The IEC Instructors include Apple Distinguished Educators, Google Certified Innovators, and veteran CUE Rock Star Faculty members. The IEC instruction provides the best access to state-of-the-art tools and mindsets for 1:1, edtech and PBL styled learning.

NOTE: Completion of this Certificate now transfers as 9 units into the FPU Curriculum and Instruction Online Master's Degree Program.


Great coaches are always looking to refresh, retool and recharge their coaching insights, philosophies, and strategies. These practical courses are designed to meet the professional development, continuing education, or re-certification requirements for busy coaches and teachers through online and distance learning formats. Material is presented in a way that is immediately relevant and applicable.


The Center for Professional Development provides the opportunity for participants enrolled in technology courses to earn a Technology Skills Certificate upon successful completion of 12 units of instruction from the following technology skills clusters: 

  1. Personal Productivity Applications & Integration;
  2. Multimedia Applications & Webpage Design/Integration
  3. Online Distance Learning

The technology skills certificate offers evidence of proficiency, enhances a resume, and includes a letter of certification addressed to the principal or superintendent of the participant's school district. Additional technology courses are currently being developed and will be added to these clusters as they become available.

How do I obtain my certificate?

  1. Complete the requirements for the desired certificate program.
  2. Request an application form by emailing Peggi.Kriegbaum@fresno.edu or by calling 800-372-5505.
  3. Upon receipt of the completed application form, and verification of successful completion of the required / elective courses and units, the certificate will be awarded and posted to the participant’s transcript.

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