Education: Professional Development Courses for Teachers (Online Courses)

Earn Undergraduate Credit
Offered during Spring, Summer & Fall Terms Only

SF State's College of Extended Learning is excited to offer a series of courses designed to help teachers master the challenges of today's classrooms. The topics covered fall into three main categories: Classroom Management, Special Needs Students and Violence & Harassment in Schools. These interactive online courses provide expert instruction and for your convenience, can be completed at a pace that fits your schedule (but must be completed within the term enrolled). You may take any one class or as many as you like from any of the topics.

The courses are set up much like books with chapters and exams, with an exam after each chapter that will be taken on your computer. All courses are now also tablet compatible. VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure.

For more information on how to enroll and receive course access visit: Registration & Course Instructions

Introductory Video for Online Courses for Teachers

Courses - See Online Class Schedule

Classroom Management (12 Units)

  • Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior (3 units - $540)
  • Advanced Classroom Management in Schools: Children as Change Agents (2 units - $365)
  • Understanding Aggression in Schools (3 units - $540)
  • Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers (2 units - $365)
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools (2 units - $365)

Special Needs Students (10 Units)

  • Learning Disabilities in Schools (3 units - $540)
  • Autism & Asperger's Disorders in Schools (2 units - $365)
  • Inclusion: Special Needs in General Classrooms (2 units - $365)
  • Understanding Aggression in Schools (3 units - $540)

Violence & Harassment in Schools (12 Units)

  • Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention (2 units - $365)
  • Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning (2 units - $365)
  • Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children (2 units - $365)
  • Drug & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse (2 units - $365)
  • Teaching Diversity in The Classroom (2 units - $365)
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools (2 units - $365)