Beginning teacher enjoying her teaching surrounded by students and knowing that she is taking advantage of professional growth courses for K-12 TeachersPlanning continuing education early in your teaching career will help you build your professional development and provide you with the opportunity to maximize your salary. Earn up to 12+ units over the academic year or during this summer!

The University of San Diego offers hundreds of courses year-round that allow you to gain knowledge in the subject area of your choice that may increase your salary by reaching the next step in your salary scale.  Take the first step:  create your personalized professional growth plan by enrolling in your choice of any of our hundreds of courses designed for educators.

Whether you live locally or clear across the globe, USD has many opportunities for you to create your personalized professional growth plan in an instructional format that works for you including:

  • Classroom Courses offered throughout California
  • Independent Study Self-Paced Courses
  • Online Self-Paced Courses
  • Online Fixed-Date Courses

Call a student enrollment advisor at USD's Enrollment and Student Services Center at (619) 260-4585 or (888) 321-6658. They can help you customize your professional growth plan!

Most of USD's Educator Programs courses apply. Listed below are some of the featured courses and programs that would allow you to learn and earn!  Make the financial investment in yourself today. Get started and enroll in one or more courses this summer!

** Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using the units towards salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification.

The following courses can be taken individually or toward certificate/professional program requirements, as applicable. 

Featured Certificates, Professional Programs, and Series: 

Browse Beginning Teachers Courses Below!