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Every summer, the Center for Professional Education at SPU offers a full lineup of courses created specifically for educators. Held on the Seattle Pacific campus, these intensive sessions provide you with valuable opportunities to grow both professionally and personally, and to gain practical teaching strategies and/or add an endorsement area. Get a sneak peek at our 2016 offerings

The Summer Institutes are particularly relevant as Washington state continues to raise the bar of academic standards and hold both educators and students accountable.


SPU's Summer Institutes include a variety of one-week intensive courses through which you can earn quarter credits or CEUs (clock hours). You'll take away knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to transform your classroom into a more effective learning environment and your students into more successful learners.

Courses cover a range of topics and subject areas, from connecting art to your curriculum to classroom management. You can also choose from a variety of endorsement areas, including Special Education, ELL-Bilingual, Health Fitness, and Reading.

Bring a team from your school or district and collaboratively maximize the learning opportunities.


Our Summer 2016 courses are now available for registration.  You may consult our Course Finder to locate each class and register online. The registration deadline is a week prior to the beginning of each course. However, space is limited, so don't delay. 

Summer Institute course fees include most course materials and a daily continental breakfast and lunch. If you would like to stay on campus for the duration of your course, contact SPU's Conference Services at 206-281-2187 or conferenceservices@spu.edu.

Withdrawal requests for Summer Institutes must be made in writing five business days prior to the first class and are eligible for a 95% refund. If your withdrawal request is received after that, there will be no refund available.

*Please note: if you would like to register for our On-Campus Health Fitness Endorsement courses, you may register online here. While the Summer Health Fitness courses take place on campus, they are not part of the Summer Institute program. 


For more information about SPU's Summer Institutes, contact the Center for Professional Education at 206-281-2274, 800-589-4038, or CPEinfo@spu.edu.

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Set the stage for learning this summer! Let brain science impact your teaching, make technology work for students, get the most out of special education IEPs, and more.

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