Teacher Professional Development

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Professional development is a vital aspect of every educator's career. It helps you reflect on your teaching practices, build new skills, develop different classroom strategies, and create curriculums that set your students up for success. LMU Extension Teacher Professional Development programs facilitate individual professional growth for teachers and fulfill school district professional growth requirements.* All graduate-level courses for K-12 teachers are 100% online and self-paced.

LMU Extension provides opportunities for professional growth for teachers with graduate-level, CR-grade credit units in various subject areas:

Teaching Channel

Loyola Marymount University partners with Teaching Channel to offer 300+ research-based, online courses that offer graduate-level continuing education designed to empower you to be your very best so your students can too. Earn credits to renew your license or advance your salary, enhance your skills, and learn from your fellow teachers at your own pace, schedule, and budget. 
Register at Teaching Channel and select Loyola Marymount University as your university partner. 

Online Teacher Professional Development Courses

LMU Extension offers comprehensive online teacher professional development courses designed to empower and upskill K-12 teachers. Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as you dive into innovative teaching methods, curriculum enhancements, classroom management strategies, and more. Learn more about our Online Teacher Professional Development Courses 

Multilingual/English Language Learner Education

LMU Extension, in coordination with the LMU School of Education, the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) is proud to offer the following certificate programs for teachers and educational leaders working in Multilingual/English Learner Education 


*Professional Development credit may be appropriate for teachers requiring non-degree and/or post-baccalaureate credit to satisfy professional advancement requirements, including salary advancement and recertification credits. Consult your school district and PD evaluator to confirm LMU Extension credits' eligibility. For academic credit details, please refer to LMU Extension Policies.