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Continuing education for teachers (CET)

We believe in the power of education, especially for teachers. This is why we've made teacher development a priority with courses designed specifically for educators. Reignite your passion for teaching by continuing your own education.

You can take a range of credit and non-credit courses and certificate programs to stay sharp, no matter where you are in your career. Deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and get ready to meet the challenges of today’s classroom with our convenient and flexible courses.

A teacher’s professional development is crucial for classroom success, making ongoing education an important component for educators today. Our courses can help you prepare for recertification or endorsements or develop deeper understanding in key areas. We have a wide range of topics, including early childhood education, K-12 online teaching, special education, and instructional strategies.

CET focuses on helping you prepare for the challenges of the today’s classroom. These courses can help you gain the skills you need and feature:

  • Special tuition rates for working teachers.
  • Convenient online courses with frequent start dates.
  • An expansive course listing featuring both content and methods areas.
  • Faculty with real-world experience in the fields they teach.

We strive to make continuing education more available for the adult learner, including offering a network of support and online tools to help you succeed. Our innovative options make continuing education for teachers more convenient, allowing you to take courses from anywhere and doing coursework around your own busy schedule.

A teacher’s professional development not only has an impact on their own future, but on the future of their students as well. Let us help you prepare for the challenges ahead—call 866.484.1815 to enroll or request more information today.

Additional fees may be associated with each enrolled course. Please check with an Enrollment Representative.

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Continuing education for teachers allows educators to broaden their knowledge, stay current and learn new skills to improve the classroom experience.  Our courses and programs are designed to encourage teacher development and growth.

Additionally, we have test-preparation courses and a variety of certificate programs. Get started now by calling 866.484.1815 or request more information today.

We offer an extensive catalog that covers everything from special education and administration to reading, elementary and secondary methods. Additionally, we have courses covering traditional classroom approaches along with those that address State Standards, STEM/STEAM methodologies, Educator Ethics, New Teacher Induction and Special Education.

Courses Aligned to State Requirements

It’s important that you check with your district or state licensure specialist to confirm that coursework will be accepted for recertification or endorsements.

See which courses are aligned to your state’s Board of Education requirements:

Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia

To see the most current information about requirements in your state, please visit your state’s official education website.

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For credit courses

Our credit-bearing teacher curriculum is designed to help experienced educators develop, or reinforce, their knowledge of classroom concepts and techniques. This curriculum can help you enhance your career and meet a variety of professional and personal goals.

STEAM/STEM is an instructional focus that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics into curriculum and classroom activities. It also provides a means of measurement of student outcomes against the associated content standards.

STEAM/STEM is a national initiative that is considered critical to America’s global leadership. Our courses can help you successfully integrate STEAM/STEM concepts into your curriculum. These courses include:






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Enhance your career with a degree

A degree can help create the future you envision. It can allow you to take advantage of new opportunities or enhance your professional life. Our programs arm you with skills and knowledge that matter in today’s workforce. Explore all of the degree options available and find one that’s right for you.

A teacher’s professional development is a vital part of an educator’s career path. We have a variety of credit and non-credit courses to help improve your skillset and become an even more effective educator. This includes courses to help you meet recertification requirements or gain endorsements.


Our expansive list of Continuing Education for Teachers courses is designed to help you meet recertification requirements.


Individual courses and certificate programs in Special Education, Reading, Math and Science to help you develop new skills or teach in a new subject area.

Course alignment

Our courses are designed to meet and align with industry standards.  See which courses align to your state’s Board of Education requirements.

Call 866.484.1809 to get started or request information to learn more.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by employers and/or applicable licensing agencies.

Although our continuing education for teachers courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers courses are not intended to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.