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Learn valuable skills and ideas through The Great Courses videos and use them tomorrow.

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.

Choose your course from 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.


"This class offers a wide range of useful tools teachers can use in their classrooms. The instructions for each assignment are very clear and "step-by-step." But if you run into a problem, the instructor is quick to reply to emails and very helpful."

"This was an outstanding course. The material was easy to access and applicable to my classroom. I came away with many ideas and strategies that I can incorporate into my class. All of which will strengthen my teaching and benefit my students."

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