Courses for Educators

Chico State is committed to the professional and educational development of teachers. The School of Education actively participates in meeting the lifelong learning needs of educators in our region. Continuing Education supports that commitment with an array of academic and professional development courses and workshops.

Degree, Certificate, & Credential Programs

Liberal Studies Online Degree Completion Program

The Liberal Studies Online Option is a degree completion program for students who plan on teaching elementary school or desire a broad-based degree. Upon completion of our program through Chico State Online, you will have a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential ProgramMale teacher leaning against lockers at school, smiling at camera.

Would you like to serve as a public school administrator? Chico State's School of Education offers a postbaccalaureate fully-online Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) for education professionals seeking a career as a public school administrator.

Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Program

The online Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Program at California State University, Chico provides credentialed K-12 teachers the coursework necessary to secure the supplementary authorization required to teach computer science. 

Educational Technology & Distance Learning Certificate Program

The Chico State School of Education offers a fully-online Certificate in Young student learns about the planetary system online with their peers. Student is pointing to the earth with a headset on, talking to class, digitally. Distance Education at its finest. Educational Technology & Distance Learning to help K–12 teachers deliver effective online education. The online certificate program aims to identify digital access barriers—geography, economics, infrastructure, experience with learning technologies, etc.—and potential solutions for both general and special education. 

Professional Development Courses & Credits

Multi-Disciplinary Professional Development for Educators

Integrating curriculum reform with teaching strategies in a variety of subject matter areas, this course helps educators develop comprehensive teaching plans and actions that are standards-based. University credits are earned for every 15 hours of instruction, which may be earned through a variety of delivery systems. Learn more...

California Teachers Association Conference (CTA) Credits 

CTA and Chico State Professional & Continuing Education offer conferences that focus on issues and challenges encountered in professional service and aim to meet the needs of individuals seeking vocational improvement and career advancement. Learn more...

National Art Education Association LogoNational Art Education Association (NAEA) Credits

NAEA and Chico State's Professional & Continuing Education have partnered to offer NAEA members university credit for participating in various NAEA conferences, workshops, webinars, and other activities. Each 15 hours of NAEA professional development completed can be accrued for 1 semester unit. Learn more...

National Humanities Center Professional Development Seminars 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Teacher Research Academy

Thinking Maps Professional Development 

Teacher Induction Program

Special Topics in Education

Chico State's School of Education has created these fully-online, self-paced, graduate-level courses for teachers, administrators, support professionals, and MA in Education students. 

Trauma-Informed Education

This course provides a research-based introduction to trauma, trauma-based education, and equity-centered trauma-informed practices, along with opportunities to implement trauma-informed practices in a classroom or organization. Learn more... 

Working With Paraeducators in K-12 Education

This course was developed to address the teacher pipeline crisis and build additional support systems within the classroom through a research-based framework for successfully supporting, training, and collaborating with paraeducators. Learn More...