Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Thank you for your interest in Teacher and Leadership Learning Opportunities!  Whether you are a new teacher or in a leadership position in WCSD, the courses below are designed to help you recertify, earn credits for endorsements and enhance your leadership skills.

    UNR - University of Nevada, Reno

    UNR is pleased to announce that they are offering a newly approved ARL Program for Special Education!  They have secured tuition assistance for interested students. 

    Summer Special Education Classes 2020 

    Capella University

    Capella University is now offering employees of the Washoe County School District over 20 free professional development courses that are self-paced and allow you to earn clock hours and/or graduate credit. Additionally, you will be eligible for a 10% tuition discount, plus a $4,000 scholarship when you enroll as a new student in Capella’s GuidedPath learning format or 50% off your first session in Capella’s FlexPath learning format. Visit for more information.  Click here for information on 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 degree 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: Here

    Alternative Route to Licensure

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

    Sierra Nevada College

    WGU - Western Governors University

    University of Phoenix, College of Education

    The Alliance for Virtual Learning:  A new collective of leading K-12 experts dedicated to helping schools navigate distance learning and achieve student success.  
    The Alliance is providing a series of FREE, online interactive events this summer that are designed to help teachers and administrators adapt to the new virtual learning landscape. These sessions will be led by a team of K-12 education experts who will deliver comprehensive insights with the goal of helping attendees create a blueprint for the future of K-12.

    Make the most out of classroom curriculum  
    Evaluate and utilize curriculum in a way that makes learning come alive for students. Our Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers (P–12) seeking innovative strategies for creating and enriching classroom curriculum. You can complete your coursework in as little as 17 months, and you’ll take just one course at a time so you can balance your education with your life. 
    Save time and money 
    Teachers with academic endorsements or who have completed specific University of Phoenix® Continuing Education for Teachers courses, such as Curriculum Development and Technology in the Classroom, can save time and money by applying to waive up to 12 credits.  This special waiver allows you to finish your MAEd/CI program in about 1 year, saving you more than $6,000 on tuition and fees.  
    Enroll for the upcoming MAEd/Curriculum and Instruction online program beginning October 6th

    Contact Nicole Berkebile at or call/text (480) 290-4328 for more information and to take advantage of your Tuition Discount. 

    Continual Education Courses

    Learners Edge

    Learners Edge Courses