Programs & Courses for Educators

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Teacher Research Academy

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These courses focus on issues and challenges encountered in professional service and aim to meet the needs of individuals seeking vocational improvement and career advancement.

By attending the Science Education Programs you can earn semester credits on a Chico State transcript, which may be valid for professional credit at the discretion of local school districts. These credits do not, however, meet degree or credential requirements* and are not calculated in the Grade Point Average. The grading value for these courses is Credit or No Credit.

How to Get Started

1) Register for your Teacher Research Academy program on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website.

2) Register for the professional development units associated with your training by choosing from the options below.

3) Each registration has its own associated fees, which are to be paid separately with each registration.

Schedule of Courses

TRA Technical Writing6/10-6/11NSCI 831Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 6/21)
TRA Bioscience Research Academy Level 16/12-6/14NSCI 810Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 6/21)
TRA Bioscience Research Academy Level 26/17-6/21 NSCI 815Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 6/28)
TRA Fusion/Astrophysics Level 16/19-6/21NSCI 822Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 6/28)
TRA Fusion/Astrophysics Level 26/24-6/28NSCI 823Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 7/5)
TRA 3D Print & Design Level 17/10-7/12NSCI 835Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 7/19)
TRA 3D Print & Design Level 27/15-7/19NSCI 836Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 7/26)
TRA Internship6/10-8/2NSCI 838Online Registration Closed
(Registration Deadline 6/21)


Your grades can be viewed online through the Chico State Portal. If you have not activated a portal account, follow the steps below. You will need to enter your date of birth and the nine-digit Chico State Portal ID number you received with your registration confirmation.

Step 1. Go to the "Claim Your Account" page
Step 2. Enter your Chico State ID & Date of Birth
Step 3. Answer the security questions
Step 4. Your account should be activated
Step 5. Enter the Student Center
Step 6. Select "Grades" under Academic History
Step 7. Select the term you wish to view grades

If you did not supply Continuing Education with your date of birth you will not have access to activate an account. If you are experiencing difficulty and do not remember if you supplied us with your date of birth, you should contact our office so that this information can be added to the system. Once the system is updated, approximately 24 hours after you contact us, you should have access. If you do not, please contact the Help Desk at 530-898-HELP (4357) or

If you have already created a CSC Portal account, you can log in at and click the Portal Login link at the top of the page. This requires your Username - generally your first initial and last name and your unique Password you've already created.

Information regarding grades prior to summer 2004 will require a transcript request form available to download at

Official Transcripts

Information on requesting an official transcript is available online. For questions regarding other services offered by Student Records and Registration please visit or call (530) 898-5142. Teachers requesting transcripts for salary increment note the Special Instructions and review processing outline to ensure timely receipt of transcripts. Your transcript shows CSU, Chico work for courses numbered 001-899. Courses numbered 800-899 do not apply towards a degree unless approved by the appropriate department. Successful completion of an 800 level course will appear on the transcript with a CR or Letter grade and a value in the attempted field that may not be reflected in the earned field or the summary totals. Credit/No Credit Grading: If you plan to transfer to graduate or professional schools, be aware that some schools in evaluating transfer credit may regard Credit (CR) grades as C's and No Credit (NC) grades as F's. 


Refunds are only granted if your request to Regional & Continuing Education is prior to the first day. No refund is granted after the course has begun.


* These courses are designed to meet objectives not served by established graduate and undergraduate courses. However, in exceptional cases and with the approval of the appropriate department chair and the dean of your school, they may be applied toward degree and credential programs for which such courses are deemed acceptable. Determination of the acceptability of these courses for degree and credential credit will depend primarily upon course content and approach. If you are considering using these courses for credential or degree purposes, consult with the appropriate department before registering.