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

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (Pacific time)

54 Courses Found

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  • TEC-910
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Learn ways to improve your instruction and provide an exciting medium for your educational environment. This course is designed for the...
  • TEC-911
    3 Credits
    $397
    Correspondence
    A Technology Use Plan is a powerful, dynamic tool that helps create and sustain a technology-rich educational environment. Technology...
  • TEC-915
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    This hands-on, skills-based beginner's course progressively introduces the basic tools and techniques common to all computer graphic...
  • TEC-920
    Andrew Funk
    3 Credits
    $435
    Correspondence
    Word processing has come a long way since the early days of the line editor and now presents both teacher and administrator with a...
  • TEC-921
    3 Credits
    $435
    Correspondence
    We live in what is being described as the Information Age. As we are bombarded with data from all sides, each of us needs special tools to...
  • TEC-922
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    The design of this course is to teach the participant how to make powerful electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Whether ...
  • TEC-923
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    Tailored for the computer novice, this newly updated course provides the background, concepts and basic skills needed to become a productive...
  • TEC-924
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Desktop Publishing using, Microsoft Publisher software, is designed for beginners and experienced educators interested in learning the ...
  • TEC-925
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    Experienced computer users will explore the diverse capabilities of Photoshop, Bryce & Poser to create and manipulate professional quality...
  • TEC-931
    3 Credits
    $415
    Correspondence
    Becoming A Movie Mogul with Apple's iMovie is designed for the beginner to experienced educator interested in learning the basics of...
  • TEC-931P
    3 Credits
    $415
    Correspondence
    Premiere Elements 12 is designed for the beginner to experienced educator interested in learning the basics of creating and editing...
  • TEC-938
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    The course begins by discussing the benefits and methodologies of integrating technology across the curriculum. Learning theory and social...
  • TEC-940
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Field trips are a wonderful way to see and learn about the world around us. However, field trips can be difficult to organize, can be...
  • TEC-942
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    This course is designed to assist participants in learning about, using, and creating the increasingly popular WebQuest. Individuals will...
  • TEC-948
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Online education can provide the opportunity for students and educators to communicate and demonstrate mastery in ways that would be ...
  • TEC-950
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course focuses on the practical pedagogical uses of online social tools that have transitioned the Web environment from a collection...
  • TEC-954
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    The course, Interactive Boards, is designed for any teacher, technology coordinator, principal, or librarian working with an interactive...
  • TEC-955
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source software, developed as a free, fully compatible alternative to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,...
  • TEC-957
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    All Things Google will introduce educators to several free Google Tools, such as the Chrome Browser, Google Classroom, Google Drive,...
  • TEC-958
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    Photoshop, the world-standard for digital image editing, is the quintessential tool for designing and manipulating images. A must-know for...
  • TEC-959
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Do you want to change the way your work gets done? Do you want to enhance all your lessons with collaborative learning? Now, you and your ...
  • TEC-960
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Internet: Classroom on a Wire is the perfect course for any teacher, technology coordinator, principal, or librarian who wants to use the...
  • TEC-961
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Computer Projects for Your Classroom is designed for instructors and curriculum developers to explore multiple resources to assist them in...
  • TEC-962
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn to incorporate Google Maps and Google Earth into creative, standards-based lessons, and personalize the features that have direct ...
  • TEC-963
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Using a project-based approach for this online course, students will develop a slide show or movie that can be created using popular...
  • TEC-964
    3 Credits
    $399
    Correspondence
    The iPad has proven its tremendous potential to revolutionize the way students learn and teachers teach. This versatile teaching and...
  • TEC-965
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course provides educators with the skills and knowledge they will need to be an effective online instructor in order to meet the...
  • TEC-966
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Do you want your students to be the problem solvers of the future? Project-Based Learning using Information Technology is the answer. This...
  • TEC-968
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This course is for any teacher who desires a way to help, as well as communicate with students, their parents, and other teachers after...
  • TEC-973
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This online course, Data-Driven Decision-Making for Teachers, can help you use different data analysis strategies, evaluate state and...
  • TEC-977
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Never buy another piece of software again! Students will learn how to create word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, portfolio, ...
  • TEC-978
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn how Twitter can be the best professional development tool you have ever used! Create a Professional Learning Network (PLN) with...
  • TEC-982
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    This online course will research the pros and cons of Flipping the Classroom which, at its most basic definition, means that students...
  • TEC-985
    2 Credits
    $335
    Online
    Learn how to integrate a document camera seamlessly into your classroom, engaging and motivating your students as they interact with ...
  • TEC-987
    3 Credits
    $385
    Correspondence
    Digital textbooks are fast becoming a major teaching and learning medium. Apple's free (Mac only) program, iBooks Author, makes creating...
  • TEC-988
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Imagine the ability to collect ideas, lesson plans, activity resources, educational links, and news on a simple web-based platform. Curate...
  • TEC-990
    3 Credits
    $397
    Correspondence
    Learn how to create, update, share and collaborate on documents with Apple's productivity suite - Pages (word processing), Numbers...
  • TEC-991
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Create a web page with four free online tools, then choose your favorite to use in creating the classroom web site. The pedagogy and...
  • TEC-993
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn how to prepare your students to be college and career ready by using the technology-infused Common Core State Standards. CCSS Tech...
  • TEC-994
    3 Credits
    $397
    Correspondence
    A Chromebook is a laptop computer that utilizes web-based apps and cloud storage. Affordable yet powerful, a Chromebook offers students and...
  • TEC-996
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Google Drive Expanded is an online course designed for you, the educator, to learn to use powerful online productivity tools and apply...
  • TEC-997
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Digital images have enriched just about every aspect of our daily lives, in and out of the classroom. Learn to easily create and improve any...
  • TEC-998
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn to easily make the most of your photography. Most modern cameras offer a wide range of possibilities beyond 'Auto' or 'Program' mode. ...
  • TEC-999
    2 - 3 Credits
    $335 - $460
    Online
    Google Certified Educator Level 1 (GCEL1) is for those who WANT to become Google Certified Educator Level 1 certified or who currently ARE...
  • TECH-900
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Have fun learning to create and edit new/existing video content. You will quickly discover how easy it is to record and edit video content...
  • TECH-901
    2 Credits
    $335
    Online
    Formative! has now partnered with Google for Education, and is part of the G Suite Marketplace. It is one of the most powerful and free...
  • TECH-902
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Revolutionize your classroom by learning to use Canvas effectively! Not only does this course provide a practical 'how to' guide when it...
  • TECH-903
    2 Credits
    $335
    Online
    Apps for Educators is a series of courses for tech-minded educators. Quiz and Vocabulary Apps for Educators is the first in this series....
  • TECH-904
    2 Credits
    $335
    Online
    Enjoy the benefits of 21st century learning. Discover the best apps and methods for student collaboration. Encouraging students to reach...
  • TECH-905
    2 Credits
    $335
    Online
    We live in a world where YouTube is the top-rated search engine. Presentation and Video Apps for Educators is designed to fit technology...

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