Center for Professional Education

Are you a teacher or school counselor who wants to earn a professional certificate? Would you like to improve your skills or add a teaching endorsement? Are you looking for an educational partner for your school district? Whatever your need, SPU has something to offer in the realm of professional development and continuing education.

CPE News

Homeroom Podcast Launched

We're thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast by the Center for Professional Education, where we talk to teachers about teachers.  Take a listen to one of our first five episodes of Homeroom, out now!

Summer Institute Registration Opens

Invest in your professional development and still have time to enjoy the beach--check out our 2017 Summer Institute offerings now.

Educators in Haiti

We’re leading a team of educators on an international adventure to Haiti.  Follow along online to receive updates and see photos from the trip.

The Center for Professional Education at SPU

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.

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"Reflection on practice bolsters my ability to consider each student from a holistic perspective by taking into account the various aspects students need to accomplish their greatest level of success."
Eric Levine
2015-16 ProTeach Candidate


"Some teachers started the support course with the feeling of obligation, but left with the feeling of having become a better educator through the intense reflection that happens because of the course."
Veronica West
M.Ed, SPU ProTeach Facilitator


"Far from 'hoop jumping,' the ProCert experience is the most personalized professional development I’ve seen in my 21 years of school counseling."
Stephanie Horrocks
Ph.D, SPU Adjunct Professor