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Continuing education for teachers
At University of Phoenix, we offer a variety of courses and certificate programs to help you stay current in your profession and serve the various phases of your career as an educator. From science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) coursework to methodologies and content, we can help you find the path that’s right for you.
When you need credits to meet recertification requirements, we can help. With an expansive list of Continuing Teacher Education courses, we'll help you find the one that's right for you.
For those looking to develop new instruction or leadership skills, or considering teaching a different subject matter, we offer individual courses and certificate programs in Special Education, Reading, Math, and Science.
Explore our offerings and then call 866.484.1809 to speak to an advisor or request more information here.
Whether you’re seeking coursework for recertification or for an endorsement, we can help.
For more than 30 years, we’ve been helping teachers expand their knowledge base, bring fresh inspiration to the classroom, and enhance their careers. Our instructor-led courses offer an engaging learning experience and the opportunity to exchange ideas with peer educators. Gaining credits from University of Phoenix can also help you stay current in your profession, earn recognition from your district, or help you prepare for new opportunities.
Benefits offered by University of Phoenix:
- Special tuition rates for working teachers
- An expansive course listing featuring both content and methods areas
- Convenient online courses
- Frequent start dates
- Faculty members with an average of 17 years of experience
Our credit-bearing teacher curriculum is designed for seasoned educators who want to develop or reinforce their knowledge of classroom concepts and techniques, or enhance their career.
With an expansive selection spanning an array of topics, you’ll find courses for almost every need. Whether your interest is Special Education, Administration, Reading, Elementary and Secondary Methods, or another content area, you’re sure to find courses that are right for you. In addition, we have courses that address traditional classroom approaches to Common Core State Standards, STEM methodologies, and Special Education. For a complete list, see below.
If you are seeking an endorsement, teaching a new subject matter, or gaining knowledge in specific content areas, our general electives courses offer an expansive selection for those in need of additional credits. Our electives include fresh approaches to math, science, and English.
We round out our offerings with test-prep courses and certificate programs. Please call 866.484.1809 to chat with an Enrollment Advisor, or request more information here. And for those who’ve not yet begun their teaching careers and are seeking a degree program, click here.
- Education Topics
In addition to an extensive catalog of Continuing Teacher Education courses and test-preparation courses, University of Phoenix has instructors with an average of 17 years of experience in education. We are dedicated to helping you stay current on the most important discussions taking place in education today.
STEM is an instructional focus that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics into curriculum and classroom activities and provides a means of measurement of student outcomes against the associated content standards.
STEM is a national initiative and is considered critical to America’s global leadership.
Our courses can help educators successfully integrate STEM concepts into the curriculum. Courses include:
- MED 553 — Teaching Methods: Elementary Mathematics
- MED 554 — Teaching Methods: Elementary Science
- MED 556 — Teaching Methods: Elementary Technology
- MED 563 — Teaching Methods: Secondary Mathematics
- MED 566 — Teaching Methods: Secondary Technology
- MED 575 — Teaching Methods: Mathematics Assessment
- TECH 503 — Technology Survival for Educators
- TECH 504 — Multimedia for Educators
- TECH 507 — Technology Integration for Educators
Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help. Standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Most U.S. states have agreed to adopt CCSS. View a map of the states currently planning to adopt CCSS.
Here’s a list of University of Phoenix courses which have been integrated with CCSS content:
- ADM 505 — Personnel Administration for Educators
- ADM 506 — Leadership Strategies for Educators
- RDG 546 — Content Area Reading and Writing for Elementary
- RDG 547 — Adolescent Reading and Writing Strategies
- RDG 548 — Culturally Responsive Methods and Materials
- RDG 552 — Reading Methods: Secondary
- SPED 515 — Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners
University of Phoenix offers a variety of Special Education courses to help educators meet the needs of students with learning differences.
We offer many specializations including: special education methods, autism courses, and speech and language disorders. For a full list of courses, click here.
Your steps to recertification or endorsement
Contact an Enrollment Advisor at 866.484.1809 or request more information here to determine which courses are right for you.
Complete coursework, request transcript and apply for recertification or endorsement.
For the most current information about requirements in your state, please review your state’s official education website:
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All courses and programs feature:
- A convenient online format with 24/7 access
- An instructor-led environment
- Instructors with real-world experience
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While many of our courses and programs are widely available, you may find some that are not offered in certain locations or formats.
Have questions about our offerings? Talk to one of our Enrollment Advisors:
Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. 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.
Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program (noncredit) is not credit bearing and not eligible for financial aid. Students completing the noncredit Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program will receive a letter of completion.
Test-preparation courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. With the exception of teacher test-prep, our test-prep courses are not credit-bearing. 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 teacher education 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 teacher education 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 Advisor. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.