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.

    Continual Education Courses

    Learners Edge

    Learners Edge Courses