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Learn valuable skills and ideas through The Great Courses videos and use them tomorrow in your own classroom.

The Great Courses PD for Teachers

Earn graduate-level credit. Gain confidence today. Apply new teaching methods tomorrow.

Fresno Pacific University  has partnered with The Great Courses to offer an exciting series of professional development courses. Through this partnership, teachers benefit by earning PD credits through accredited FPU and learn new content by watching The Great Courses videos. The Great Courses specializes in creating compelling online course videos that are engaging and educational. Each course contains dozens of video lectures featuring stunning visuals to complement the lessons.

You’ll learn from award-winning professors and researchers who present the information in a practical and accessible format that allows you to apply new concepts in your classroom. Students can reference stunning videos, period maps, artwork, worksheets, journal articles, online activities, photographs, and diary entries that provide a comprehensive look at the subject.

These new continuing education courses give teachers a chance to earn professional development credit while learning about topics in education, social studies and science. With FPU you’ll meet rigorous curriculum requirements and state certification standards in a convenient online format.

Learn more about The Great Courses series.

Complete any time within the next year.



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    The convenience of completing courses online allows you to increase your skills while working full time.
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    Enroll in the required and elective courses one at a time and take up to an entire year to complete each one. There is no need to visit the Fresno Pacific University Campus.
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    FPU has created a supportive online experience. Instructors are available to answer questions, give feedback, and provide guidance.
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    Pay for each course as you go through the program. There is no need to fund the cost of the certificate upfront.
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    Course instructors at FPU have classroom teaching experience and advanced degrees and are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.
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    FPU professional development courses can help you earn certifications and salary increases. Depending on your location, some school districts offer tens of thousands of dollars per year for course units.

Get excited about new, exciting concepts brought to you in partnership with The Great Courses.


"Fantastic experience!! The course was very interesting and I definitely learned much and took away information I can use in my classroom. The instructors are amazing! I was a bit nervous about my first online course and they were there for support the entire way. It turns out I now really like the online format. Thanks Fresno Pacific for another great experience!"

"I really enjoyed this course. The material was very interesting and I learned a great deal about the world's oceans. The instructors gave speedy feedback, which is very much appreciated. I would definitely recommend this course to a colleague."

Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUD). Courses are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).