Professional Development Courses for Teachers: Registration & Course Instructions

SF State's College of Extended Learning works in partnership with Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) offering the Professional Development Courses for Teachers (Online Courses). These courses are offered during the spring, summer, and fall terms.

Instructions on How to Receive Course Access

Please note: these online courses are not accessed through iLearn. Please read through all the information on this page before registering.

Course access begins on the first day of the semester for those who register in advance. For those who register after the semester begins, course access is sent within one week of enrolling. 

Once you have registered and tuition payment is received in full for your course(s), an email will be sent from our partnership program representatives at Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi)  The subject line will read "San Francisco State University - (the course name) - Access Information." This is where you will receive the URL, your User Name, Course Code, Course Version, and temporary password that you will use to access the course for the first time.

Important: Course access information is emailed to the email that you have selected in your Student Center as your preferred primary contact email address. Please ensure your student record reflects accurately your current contact information, including the preferred email address, mailing address, and phone number(s), as this information is required for course access. Visit the Student Center to learn more.

After receiving your course access, you will now communicate with our partnership representatives at Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) for all course access questions, Tech support and when you have completed each course. You may also visit the Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) website and view the pull-down menu under Support for Frequently Asked Questions and other information.

Registration Information

Go to the Register section.

Important Dates

Spring 2018

  • Registration begins: January 4
  • Semester dates: January 22 - May 10
  • Last day to register without a permission number: January 21
  • Last day to register with a permission number: February 9
    See Permission Request Instructions
  • Course Completion Date: May 10
    To receive a grade within the semester enrolled, all coursework must be completed by this date.

Permission Request Instructions

To register after the semester start date, you will need to request a permission number. Please email your request to the program coordinator, Jenifer Graff.

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your SF State ID number
  • Course title
  • Class number
  • The abbreviation & number as listed, for example: EDUC 503 or COUN 501.

Please ensure your student record reflects your current contact information, including your preferred primary email address, mailing address, and phone numbers, as this information is required for course access. The program coordinator will respond to your request with the permission number. Please register promptly as the permission numbers will expire.

Course Demonstration & Accessing the Course Syllabus

Grades & Transcripts

  • For information on grades and transcripts and availability dates visit the Grades & Transcripts page.