Professional Development for Educators
We Have the Right Program for You!
Professional Development for Educators Like You!
We know as a teacher, you're always busy - planning lessons, grading papers, and dealing with kids and their problems. That's why we aim to provide engaging and fun professional development that fits into and around your schedule. From travel studies to independent practicums to online offerings, we have something that's sure to inform and inspire. Whether you're cramming over the weekends or keeping busy during the summer, you'll find something here for you.
Our courses are designed to meet the professional development needs of educators for career and salary advancement. These classes are not applicable to a degree at Pacific but can be transferred at the discretion of your institution. District approval is recommended before enrolling. An official transcript is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework.
Learn More About Our Professsional Development Programs:
Creative Teacher Education Institute
Leader of teachers professional development online courses educators. Our courses are offered through Moodle Classrooms which is an innovative virtual online learning management platform for graduate level and in-service continuing education units or credit hours for the salary advancement of educators in partnership with the University of the Pacific.
Curriculum Enrichment-Independent Practicum Courses
Independent Practicum Courses allow you to earn professional development credits from University of the Pacific while meeting your needs for career and salary advancement.
Earn anywhere from 1-6 professional development credits per practicum! Sources of curriculum development activities may include ideas modified from books and workshops .
EF Educational Tours
The partnership between EF Educational Tours and University of the Pacific will allow you to earn the graduate-level professional development units required for advancement on the pay scale while traveling the world!!
In these courses you will learn how to use the internet as a curriculum development tool. Both the Internet beginner and experienced user will benefit. The focus is on learning to access the mass of information about the subject of your choice and then applying it to your classroom.
Online (VESi) Courses
These professional development courses for educators provide interactive instruction on strategies for teaching students with special behavioral and learning needs.
These computer-based courses are all online and easy to use. Each course instructor is available for professional or technical questions, via email or from a toll-free phone number. .
Join us for explorations and discussions of the natural wonders of the west. Participants will complete coursework through email as well as participate in an excursion to each locale to see the geology, plants and animals firsthand.
University of the Pacific's Center for Professional and Continuing Education and Teacher Sandbox have partnered to offer online coursework in the area of technology integration. The Teacher Sandbox courses are project-based, self-paced courses in which participants will apply their learning in a culminating project. You will leave this class prepared with practical ideas that you will be able to immediately apply in your classroom.
Summer Institutes offers fresh ideas in a stress free environment! This year marks the 23rd annual comprehensive educator's workshop sessions, designed to prepare teachers to help students improve test scores and meet "No Child Left Behind" mandates.
Accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC.