Educational Partners

ArmchairEd offers educators the opportunity to gain knowledge and increase their professional skills using cutting-edge publications and research with online professional development courses. ArmchairEd understands your desire to be proficient in new strategies and techniques without spending weekends and evenings in classes that take you away from home. View a list of courses.

CE Credits Online
CE Credits Online is a nationwide provider of university-accredited, high-quality, standards-based, online continuing education courses. CE Credits Online courses focus on improving teaching and student achievement. Its curricula is content-rich and abundant with research-based strategies to improve classroom and school environments, to move educators to intentional best practice, and to improve student achievement. Valuable for new and experienced K-12 teachers, teams, leads, mentors, and administrators. Find out more about CE Credits Online.

Curriculum Services Associates
Curriculum Services Associates has been providing quality continuing education to teachers in the United States and overseas since 1984. In addition to the thousands of teachers who have taken the independent study courses, many more have sharpened teaching skills by attending the seminars and workshops hosted by Curriculum Services Associates. While earning continuing education credits, you receive the added bonus of using high-interest classroom-ready materials. In a continuing effort to provide courses and materials that inspire teachers and students, Curriculum Services Associates is devoted to developing materials that are not only high-interest but also meet state, national, and district objectives.

Innovative Technology for Educators (IT4Educators)
Innovative Technology for Educators allows distance learning students an opportunity to add the most current technology tools available to their classroom and instruction--from Twitter and blogs to Moodle(R) and SMART(TM) Notebook. Students create innovative classroom experiences that will fully engage the classroom the learning process. All courses are created and delivered by highly-trained practicing educators to help students stay ahead of each new generation of digital learners. IT4Educators offers affordable courses that are all aligned with ISTE's National Technology Standards, plus flexible registration and group discounts. 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education 
Seattle Pacific University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. 

Parent Coaching Institute (PCI)
The Parent Coaching Institute sets the highest standards for parent-coaching professionals. Through its innovative coaching model, PCI energizes, assists, and inspires parents, co-creating with them new levels of family fulfillment and parenting enjoyment. Part of PCI's mission is to intentionally co-construct effective, evidence-based strategies with parents so those parents can positively impact external pressures (such as the impact of media and the high stress of today's world) that directly affect parental decisions and the home environment.

Puget Sound ESD
The Puget Sound Educational Service District offers professional-development online classes featuring top educational consultants through ACSD. This program incorporates high-quality video streaming with curriculum that is convenient, current, and easy to navigate.

Quality Educational Programs (QEP)
Offering video courses for teachers throughout the United States, Quality Educational Programs utilizes the theories of Dr. William Glasser in nine fully distance-learning courses offered in conjunction with SPU.

SCT Continuing Education Services
SCT provides distance learning opportunities for educators to help them with licensure renewal, salary advancement, and achieving their professional goals. Courses are offered in both print-based and online formats, and allow you to find relevant strategies to use immediately within your current educational setting.

The School of Teaching ESL
The School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL) provides post-bachelor's education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Operating since 1985, S-TESL offers over 15 courses to prepare people to teach English in the U.S. or overseas, to adults or in K-12 settings. Courses are offered at the school's North Seattle location in day or evening formats, as well as online. Credits are earned from SPU's School of Education and may be applied to certificates, endorsements (ELL and/or Bilingual), and graduate programs. Learn more. was formed by educators for educators and has more than 25 years of experience providing the courses teachers want and need. TOE courses offer a comfortable, interactive online learning environment that fuses the benefits of instructor-led online courses with the flexibility of self-paced learning. With an intuitive online platform and dedicated instructors with real classroom experience, TOE courses provide participants with the ideal online learning experience.

Teachscape customizes professional learning through an integrated approach of face-to-face and Web-based studies that provides in-depth and differentiated learning opportunities in a scalable delivery model. Teachscape's online platform provides multimedia case-based learning resources that feature best-practice videos of teachers in unrehearsed and unscripted research-based lessons mapped to the standards and promote reflective practice. Facilitated study groups, which meet in both face-to-face and online sessions, are augmented with readings, assignments, seminars, and on-site consultants.

Virtual Education Software Inc. (VESi)
Self-paced and fully accredited, VESi's multimedia, interactive courseware is forging a new style of learning at a growing number of universities and learning centers. Educators and business professionals rely on VESi's expert instruction and the flexibility of e-learning to advance their careers to the next step or compensation level. International in scope, VESi is becoming the dominant provider for mandatory continued education courses. With new courses in the works, and an ever-expanding client list, it looks forward to helping more people achieve their educational and career goals.

Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO)
The Washington Association of School Business Officials is a dynamic organization that provides professional growth opportunities and resources for its members who serve public education throughout the state. It serves as a forum to encourage and inspire global thinking and creative problem solving in a dynamic educational environment. The organization actively promotes high standards of ethics, efficiency, and economy in business methods. Its primary value in decision-making is the well-being of students in schools.

Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA)
The Washington State School Directors' Association seeks to provide leadership, advocacy, and services to support public school directors' efforts to improve student learning. To that end, WSSDA offers a number of programs and services, including: professional development, legal and policy support, communications and publications, strategic planning, and governmental relations and advocacy.