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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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."