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Center for Professional Education

Educators worldwide benefit from the quality resources of the Center for Professional Education in Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education. The largest provider of continuing education credits for teachers in Washington state, SPU offers courses that are focused on your needs and delivered both online and in the classroom. Through Seattle Pacific, you’ll be equipped to make a positive difference in your school or district — and in the lives of your students.

CPE Offerings

Are you a teacher or administrator or school counselor who wants to earn a professional certificate? Improve your skills or add a teaching endorsement? Find an educational partner for your school district? Whatever your need, SPU has something to offer.

Professional Development
Take your pick from a wide variety of continuing education courses, delivered online, in an SPU classroom, or at sites throughout the region.

Professional Certification
Prepare for your portfolio assessment with a support seminar from SPU, or enroll in our program for administrator professional certification.

SPU's Center for Professional Education offers the following Pathway 3 endorsements: Special Education, Library Media, ELL-Bilingual, Health Fitness, and Reading. Many other endorsement areas are available via Pathway 2 and Pathway 3.

Join with SPU experts to provide customized classes or programs for teachers or school districts in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

News and Resources

Start Planning Now to Receive Your Professional Certificate

ProTeach support seminars and Administrator’s Professional Certificate programs are available throughout the state. Contact us now to see what is available in your area. Are your colleagues interested, too? You may have enough to start your own cohort, and SPU provides the facilitator.

Professional Certification

Your Professional Certification

SPU offers teachers a 4-credit ProTeach Support Seminar and a 1-year Professional Certificate Program for administrators.

An Advocate for Children

Find Available Courses

Looking for an online course, a distance learning course, or a course on site near you? Explore your choices and options.

Share Your News!

Job change? Professional updates? Personal highlights? Where are you teaching or working now? Please let us know for the School of Education’s new alumni e-newsletter. And be sure to update your email address so you don’t miss an issue. Send us your latest news!

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About SPU

Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and influence the world for good.