Professional Development for Teachers

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Professional development is a vital part of any educator’s career. Professional development 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 Development programs can help you reach individual professional growth and meet school district professional growth requirements. All professional development graduate-level courses for K-12 teachers are virtual, online, or self-paced.

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. Please check with your school district and PD evaluator to determine if LMU Extension credits are allowable. For academic credit information, please visit LMU Extension Policies

LMU Extension provides professional development, graduate-level, CR grade credit units in various subject areas below.

Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)

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 with second language learners. 

Advancement Courses

Advancement provides online, self-paced, professional development graduate-level courses for K-12 teachers. The catalog includes over 280 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education. The courses combine innovative techniques with a focus on developing practical tools that are immediately applicable in the classroom. Make sure to choose Loyola as your Partner/Credit Option when checking out.  You can also use the code LOYOLA10 for a 10% discount on your courses.


Multidiscipline Online Courses for K-12 Teachers