Continuing education for teachers

If you’re preparing for licensure renewal or recertification, seeking an endorsement, or looking for professional growth opportunities — you’ve got options. With multiple start dates and a variety of topics to choose from, you're in control of taking the continuing education for teachers courses that meet your needs, on your schedule.

See which courses align with your state agency and school district requirements, especially if you plan to use them for certification or endorsement. If your state is not on this list, please check for requirements with your respective state agency.

Although our continuing education for teacher’s 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 is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Consider an MAED/CI

Teachers who have completed specific University of Phoenix Continuing Education for Teachers courses, such as Curriculum Development and Technology in the Classroom, can save time and money by applying to waive up to 12 credits. This special waiver allows you to finish your MAED/CI program in about 1 year, saving you more than $6,000 on tuition and fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective teachers are life-long learners committed to their ongoing growth as educators. Our continuing education courses help provide teachers the opportunity to improve their skills, deepen their knowledge, and develop innovative teaching approaches to support their K-12 students.

Many teachers take continuing education courses to:

  • Prepare for licensure renewal or recertification

  • Seek an endorsement

  • Look for professional growth opportunities

Our online continuing education for teachers courses award academic credits. Each academic credit is worth 45 seat hours. If you’re taking these courses for transfer or to count towards a requirement, please check with your choice of college/organization to determine how these courses will apply towards the requirement.

No, our courses are semester-based academic credits. We are not offering CEUs at this time. Please check with your school’s professional development department to see if our credit-bearing coursework can count toward CEUs.

Before enrolling, we suggest you contact your state agency and/or school district for applicability. Although we’ve aligned our coursework with endorsements for several states, we recommend you get approval from your issuing state, to ensure you meet requirements.

No, we do not offer student teaching by itself.

Courses you can shop for and add to your cart are all offered completely online.

The courses you purchase online with us are remote and in an asynchronous format — that means you can attend your online class on your schedule, as long as you meet your weekly course requirements.

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After you’ve completed your courses, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or your school of choice.

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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. If you have a question contact us at (866)-345-1800.

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