Educator Courses

Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education offers a variety of independent study 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 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

Questions?

If you have a question you need answered contact us at prof.dev@fresno.edu | 800-372-5505

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  • ELA-912
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    In any classroom, reading and writing can become wonderful tools for young people to use as they grow in their understanding of themselves...
  • ELA-913
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Enrolling in this course will deepen awareness of power and value of student writing; gain confidence and skill in the teaching of...
  • ELA-914
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Engage your students with visual and printed texts by bringing the big screen into your classroom. This online, standards-based course...
  • ELA-915
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Teaching grammar has never been so fun--or effective! Students of this online course will discover how innovative instructional strategies...
  • ELA-924
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover how to use documentaries to help your students become better readers and interpreters of nonfiction texts. Documentaries and...
  • LIT-901
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Reading good stories is a wonderful way to learn! In this course, designed for teachers of grades 7-14, participants will read stories by...
  • LIT-902
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    This course, designed for teachers of middle school, secondary school, and college level, provides the structure and incentive to read and...
  • LIT-903
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Enrich your knowledge with the literary work of well known and gifted Latino author, Gary Soto. This course is designed to help teachers...
  • LIT-904
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Learning how to bring children and books together in productive and satisfying experiences is the ultimate goal in this course. You will...
  • LIT-905
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Experience an introduction to folk literature from many cultures. The provided texts include activities which establish context, introduce...
  • LIT-906
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    British literature, classics from the 19th and 20th century will be the focus of this course. In this course you will have the opportunity...
  • LIT-907
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Experience reading outstanding short stories from multiple cultures, including Europe, South America, and Africa. When one reads...
  • LIT-908
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Children naturally love poetry. This course is designed to help teachers gain confidence in teaching poetry- both reading and writing. It ...
  • LIT-909
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Fantasy literature has many unique uses for the classroom. Many teachers would like to capitalize on natural fascination young readers...
  • LIT-910
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Learn how to make the reading of young adult novels stimulating and relevant to students' lives. Discover refreshing and practical ways to...
  • LIT-912
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Learn about the folktale genre, how to select appropriate, high-quality tales, how to incorporate them into the classroom and how to make...
  • LIT-914
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Great plays from American literature have contributed to the very nature of our thought and culture and have influenced the overall ...

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