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Continuing Education for Teachers

Develop essential skills to be an effective teacher

Grow in-demand skills with professional development

Are you preparing for licensure renewal or recertification, seeking an endorsement, or looking for professional growth opportunities? You’ve got options. With multiple start dates and a variety of topics, you're in control of taking online courses for credit that meet your needs, on your schedule.

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, since 1978.

Search courses by state

Find continuing education credit courses aligned to state requirements.*
Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia

Please check with your own state agency and school district to confirm that the coursework meets your state recertification or endorsements.


Frequently asked questions  

Continuing education lets you pursue professional development to enhance your knowledge and impact learning in your classroom. You can prepare for graduate-level opportunities, earn certificates, or prepare for licensure renewal or recertification.

You can take online classes and learn new skills that prepare you for professional growth in your education career. Learn more about professional development courses.

Learn new skills in an online classroom from home. Classes start frequently so you can fit learning into your busy schedule. You can earn credits toward a degree at University of Phoenix and you may be able to transfer some credits to another college or university.

Continuing education focuses on gaining professional credentials with credit-bearing courses, including graduate-level courses. Professional development courses are non-credit courses that focus on helping you gain new skills. Both opportunities help you prepare for professional growth in your career.

*Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers' courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.