Earn graduate level credit. Gain confidence.
Apply new teaching methods tomorrow.
Fresno Pacific University offers professional development courses that teach real strategies you can apply immediately. With FPU you’ll meet rigorous curriculum requirements, state certification standards and earn graduate level credit in a convenient online format.
You’ll learn from other ELA instructors who stay current on educational learning through professional development, conferences and readings. That’s why teachers who complete these courses are excited for new, exciting yet practical strategies for teaching English/language arts lessons. Our instructors understand the classroom environment and the importance of leaving a PD course with real plans for incorporating fresh ideas.
The FPU instructors incorporate videos, readings, discussions and/or projects into your courses and teachers appreciate the thought-provoking instruction that goes beyond what you get from a typical continuing education course.
At Fresno Pacific we are a group of instructional experts who learn from one another. FPU students rely on our expertise and our level of support via tools in the online classroom, emails and even phone calls. Many find our online courses more valuable and interactive than many face-to-face PD courses they attended.
Choose your English/language arts course. Enroll any time and complete your coursework within the next year.
START WITH THESE POPULAR ELA COURSES
- Developmental Reading Methods & Activities - ELA-902
- Content Comprehension (6-12) - ELA-921
- Successful Independent Reading (4-12) - ELA-930
- Teaching Grammar in Context - ELA-915
- Media Literacy in the Television Age - ELA-922
- Make Meaning with Vocabulary Instruction - ELA-905
- Teaching Writing - ELA-913
- Poetry for Children - LIT-908
WHY CHOOSE FPU FOR
Online convenience makes it easy to complete your credits and learn at your convenience. Increase your skills while still working a full-time job.
Enroll in courses 24/7/365 and take up to an entire year to complete the course without any need to visit the Fresno Pacific University campus.
Experience FPU’s supportive online environment. Instructors are available to answer questions, give feedback on implemented ideas and provide general guidance.
Unlike single-day or weekend workshops, FPU’s courses dive deeper into specific topics and give time for teacher practice, engagement and reflection.
Course instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.
Professional development courses help you earn certifications and salary increases. Some districts offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.
"Very practical class. Lots of learning activities given as a resource to teachers.”
“I am so glad I chose this class! I have never felt more confident in my approach to writing instruction. This course offers a variety of practical teaching strategies and classroom procedures that can be adapted to fit any situation. It is so refreshing to have a professional development experience that I truly feel will improve my teaching tomorrow!"
"Excellent course for elementary teachers especially in the primary grades! I was able to gain insight and ideas to incorporate poetry in a fun, meaningful way to benefit my students. I will be using the material and ideas that I completed for the assignments. The instructor is very helpful with timely feedback."