Earn Graduate-Level Extension Credit for Salary Advancement

Welcome to USD's Educator Programs, designed by educators for educators! Find valuable and meaningful quality courses that motivate and enhance instruction and student learning.  Choose from over 500 individual courses, offered through Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of San Diego, a top ranked university, for professional growth and salary advancement.  Each course can be taken individually or as part of an applicable certificate or professional program. You decide!  Courses are designed for the K-12 education professional, and some can also be relevant for the community college level educator.

  • Graduate-level extension credit appropriate for a salary step
  • Affordable tuition for high quality programs
  • Experienced practitioners in the education field that provide excellent instruction and support student learning
  • Personalized, superior support
  • Convenient and flexible course schedules and formats:
    • Online: Fixed-Date (term-based) and Self-Paced options
    • Classroom: Find the location in California that is right for you
    • Independent Study: Self-Paced


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Amazing on how such a wonderful class has simplified professional development and communication at the school I now work with. I look forward to future classes offered by San Diego that facilitate Professional Development. — Edgar Romero, DoDEA Educator
Thank you for not only helping me to unpack the CCSS but to also have a product of the course that is usable. So often I take a class only to find it busy work or I will take one or two small things away from it. I am ready for the first day of school, now. — Mary Claycomb, 5th grade teacher, from the Central Valley CA