Educator Courses

Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education offers a variety of independent study, non-degree graduate-level courses to help meet the ever-increasing demand for professional growth for K-14 educators. Our standards-based courses provide relevant, practical information, and dive deeply into each topic.

No matter your motivation for increasing your knowledge in a topic, FPU independent studies courses come to you through convenient online or correspondence learning. Teachers choose our unique courses because they are created and taught by veteran teachers with in depth classroom experience. As you move through a course, take up to one year to finish but implement your newfound knowledge in your classroom immediately. Spend time practicing, engaging and reflecting on your new skills.

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Teachers love our courses! From the 1 on 1 feedback received from instructors to innovative content immediately usable in the classroom, earning non-degree graduate-level professional development credits has never been so career-enhancing.

Course projects are practical and have teachers create immediately useful pedagogical tools such as lessons, posters, bulletin boards, videos, presentations, slide shows, models, trip reports, and many more engaging activities.

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quote-left I absolutely loved this course! I especially enjoyed the fact that I was able to develop actual lessons that can be used right away in my classroom. Often during in-services, teachers do not have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. However, during this course, I now have lessons that will benefit my students' learning immediately." 

ALL INDEPENDENT STUDIES COURSES

Continuing Education seeks to:

  • Integrate theory and practice through innovative strategies
  • Encourage professionals in informed reflection on values
  • Inspire the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior in the pursuit of excellence
  • Bring transformation to society

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  • ART-900
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Experience exciting and unusual approaches to drawing loaded with opportunities for critical thinking and problem-solving. You will love...
  • ART-901
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Create 14 fabulous bulletin boards and room decorations, and learn four simple approaches to unique bulletin board lettering. Though...
  • ART-902
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Experience the fun of working with a variety of commonly available papers in exciting and surprising new ways! You'll see many ...
  • ART-903
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Help your students develop creative skills, appreciate the artistic work and efforts of others, and recognize the importance of their ...
  • ART-904
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Discover how easy and powerful art education can be. These lessons are easy to follow, easy to integrate with other subjects, and are ...
  • ART-905
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Take your students on an artistic adventure into the world of watercolor sketching on location. Learn techniques of seeing and capturing...
  • ART-906
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Drawing, like reading or writing, is a learned skill that can be taught and developed. The practice of drawing develops one's...
  • ART-907
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Observational drawing is a foundational skill for both the student and the teacher in the field of visual arts. It is a learned skill that...
  • ATH-900
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn and apply successful principles and ideas for athletic fundraising and promotions for all ages. Be provided with a large number of...
  • ATH-901
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Any coach or athlete who achieves success in the arena of competitive sport does so because of a level of mastery in the mental aspects of...
  • ATH-903
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Any coach or athlete who achieves success in the arena of competitive sport understands that strong effective leadership and resilient team...
  • ATH-904
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Being a successful coach is an enormous challenge. The expectations of today's coaches are higher than ever. This course prepares the modern...
  • ATH-905
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course provides very effective, practical ways in which the coach can teach strong character and sportsmanship to their athletes. The...
  • ATH-907
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Examine the issues and facts that surround the usages of performance-enhancing supplements typically encountered by the coach in our ...
  • ATH-908
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Examine gender differences and stereotypes of the female athlete in our competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC)...
  • ATH-909
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Many athletes and coaches believe the myth that 'speed is a gift you're either born with or without.' They don't realize that there are ...
  • ATH-910
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course is designed to explore the relationship between strength training and athletic performance. Participants will learn how to...
  • ATH-911
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Excelling in any sport requires the athlete to achieve and maintain high-level conditioning without overtraining. All athletes need...
  • ATH-912
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Flexibility is essential for individuals who want to perform well in sports, maintain the benefits of fitness, and reduce their risk of...
  • ATH-913
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually...
  • ATH-914
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Proper nutrition is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, reducing their risk of injury, and...
  • ATH-915
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course is designed to provide the high school coach or teacher with the tools to maximize the muscular strength and power of their...
  • ATH-916
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Periodization training is a year-round conditioning program structured into phases to meet sport-specific goals. By varying the timing ...
  • ATH-917
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    Optimal power is the combination of speed and strength and can be the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Learn all the...
  • ATH-918
    3 Credits
    $460
    Correspondence
    The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if the body's engine is properly fueled and ready to operate...
  • ATH-920
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of basketball. An important focus is on skill demonstration and error detection as...
  • ATH-923
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Fulfill the role of a competent first responder to athletic injuries and illness as you are introduced to sports first aid injury...
  • ATH-925
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn the fundamentals of coaching the various events in track and field. Perform a detailed study on an event category of your choosing...
  • ATH-926
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Enhance your knowledge base related to coaching cross country at the middle school level and above. Course objectives are modeled after ...
  • ATH-927
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover fundamental and advanced principles in a format that is appropriate for all levels of swimmers, from the beginner to the most...
  • ATH-929
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Be introduced to sport concussions: brain anatomy; causes of concussions; what happens to the brain when someone sustains a concussion;...
  • ATH-930
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    What keeps people persisting after they've experienced failure? Explore real-life activities that create a strong peak performance mindset...
  • ATH-931
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover the purposes and methods of using various taping techniques to support and protect injuries to bones, ligaments, tendons,...
  • ATH-932
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    The concept of interval training has exploded in recent years with the popularity of CrossFit, P90X, and other high-intensity training...
  • ATH-933
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    It has been said that to be an excellent coach, one has to be an excellent teacher. Learn to teach tactical and technical skills baseball...
  • ATH-934
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    It has been said that to be an excellent coach, one has to be an excellent teacher. Learn to teach tactical and technical skills football...
  • ATH-935
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Train smarter, not harder. That's the ultimate goal of Endurance Training for Sports. This course is designed for sports coaches and...
  • ATH-936
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Sports Biomechanics is an introductory course designed to introduce physical educators and coaches to the basic principles of biomechanics...
  • ATH-937
    1 - 2 Credits
    $180 - $320
    Online
    You Win in the Locker Room draws on the extraordinary experiences of coaches and consultants at the professional and college level. It...
  • ATH-938
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Foam rolling is a popular and cost-effective massage technique that can be utilized with student athletes. It can be used to lessen aches...
  • ATH-939
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Pilates is a popular low-impact exercise technique. It can be used to improve many aspects of physical fitness such as strength,...
  • ATH-940
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This online course covers the tactical and technical skills necessary for the successful teaching and coaching of competitive volleyball. ...
  • ATH-941
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Effectively working with parents is a very common issue for coaches. This course is designed to help the coach build strong positive...
  • BIB-902
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Obtain an overview of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Examine the composition of the biblical documents, and discover an...
  • BIB-903
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover the main approaches used to explain and defend the Christian faith. Evidences supporting the veracity of Christian claims are...
  • BIB-905
    2 - 3 Credits
    $320 - $460
    Online
    This 6-12 online methods course is designed for Christian school educators, pastors, Bible and Sunday school teachers, and those interested...
  • CSED-900
    4 Credits
    $600
    Online
    This course is the first in a series of Computer Science Authorization courses that enable teachers to be credentialed to teach Computer...
  • CSED-901
    4 Credits
    $600
    Online
    This course is the second in a series of Computer Science Authorization courses that enable teachers to be credentialed to teach Computer...
  • CSED-902
    4 Credits
    $600
    Online
    The course aims to prepare educators to successfully teach computer programming for K-12 students in all curricular areas. Computer science...
  • CSED-903
    4 Credits
    $600
    Online
    This course is designed to provide educators with a foundational background on the impact and ethics of computing. Through this course, the...

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