Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Thank you for your interest in professional learning opportunities!  The courses listed below are designed to help you recertify, earn credits for endorsements, and enhance your instructional and leadership skills.

    UNR - University of Nevada, Reno

    UNR is pleased to offer a newly approved ARL Program for Special Education!  Tuition assistance is available for interested students. 

    Capella University

    Capella University is now offering employees of the Washoe County School District over 20 free, self-paced, professional development courses that allow working professionals to earn clock hours and/or graduate credit. Additionally, WCSD employees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount, plus either a $4,000 new student scholarship in Capella’s GuidedPath learning format or 50% off the first session in Capella’s FlexPath learning format. Visit Capella University's website for more information and to learn about Capella's education degrees and programs.  

    Grand Canyon University

    WCSD has a special arrangement with GCU that provides the opportunity for eligible participants to earn a degree, certificate, or take a single course with exclusive benefits.

    • 10% off tuition scholarship on most degrees or single courses
    • Attend classes 100% online
    • In-state tuition, no matter where you call home
    • Ongoing support from a local counselor, plus free online tutoring, technical support and more

    Popular programs offered 100% online:

    *Bachelor options available for all teacher licensure programs

    Not seeking a degree? GCU offers inexpensive Continuing Teacher Education (CTE) classes for those who need to recertify, clear provisions, or add endorsements.

    GCU is also an approved  Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) provider in Nevada for: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education

    Alternative Route to Licensure

    Sierra Nevada College

    • BA in Elementary Education
    • Teaching Degree
    • Parent Involvement
    • ARL Program

    WGU - Western Governors University

    University of Phoenix, College of Education

    WCSD's alliance with UOPX provides the opportunity to earn a degree, certificate, or take a single course with a 10% tuition discount by adding an employer's name when enrolling.

    • 10% off tuition on ALL degrees or single courses
    • Attend classes 100% online, asynchronous format
    • Programs and individual courses start monthly, no semester waiting!

    Initial Teacher Certification programs, 100% online:

    Advanced Teacher programs, 100% online:

    Continuing Education for Teachers, 100% online:

    • Parent Engagement : Approved course EDUC/545 (3 credits/ 4 weeks online)
    • Gifted and Talented Endorsement: Approved courses: GFT/500, GFT/501, GFT/503, GFT/505 (3 credits/ 4 weeks online)
    • View Full Schedule

    Questions, contact: Nicole Berkebile, or call/text message: 480-290-4328

    UOPX Scholarships:

    Continuing Teacher Education Course Schedule

    Scholarships now Available

    Receive 10% off tuition cost

    Now Enrolling for Master’s in Education programs in Leadership

    MAEd/Curriculum and Instruction

                 Starts on August 10th 2021

    MAEd/Administration and Supervision (Principal Licensure)

                 Starts on August 3rd 2021