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Professional Development for Educators

As an educator, you know the importance of continuing your education to stay up-to-date and increase student learning. We provide the opportunity to expand or enhance your knowledge through a variety of professional development courses and workshops while earning CEUs or academic credit. CEU requests must be made within one week of the workshop or course end date.


Browse our general education course catalog to review the full list of continuing education offerings covering subjects such as:

  • Mathematics
  • Earth Science
  • Computer Programming
  • NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Science and Lego Robotics
  • Robotics and Integrated Math and more

Complete course catalog


American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

UC Merced Extension offers a monthly AHA CPR Certification non-credit offering with instructor Raj Mehat-Murphy, LVN, M.Ed. The in-person 4-hour training sessions will be held on campus. A $60 fee includes the cost of the CPR Certification Card.

If you are currently in our Teacher Preparation Program, verification of CPR training that meets the standards set by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association is needed prior to your final semester of Clinical Practice ( EDUCX 302/305).

You can review the course description and sign up for the next available training session here: AHA CPR Training Seating is limited.


Working in partnership with Merced County Office of Education, we offer the opportunity to earn CEUs while expanding your horizons. We also work with other districts to offer continuing education opportunities. CEU requests will be open for one  week post-workshop end date.


CalTeach at UC Merced is excited to be hosting our 2020 Summer Institute Workshops again beginning this June! 

These workshops are free of charge and will take place at the UC Merced campus. These workshops are FREE of charge and will take place at the UC Merced campus. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided for those who attend. Workshops are limited to 24 spots on a first-come, first serve basis! Workshops will run 9am-4pm. 

Participants will earn 1.5 CEUs and 1 Academic Credit

No offerings at this time.

Ongoing Workshops (In-person, Hybrid, Online versions) - The Energy Coalition: Energy is Everything

District Professional Development

Extension's Education Programs will provide district professional development for P-12 educators in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to facilitate their transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and their integration with the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects. These opportunities for professional development may result in CEUs or academic credit, depending on the district and course content. 

If your district is interested in professional development, please contact Tammy Johnson, Director of Extension Programs at  | 209-228-7867.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Professional development programs wishing to offer participants CEUs, may partner with UC Merced Extension to do so.

One (1) semester CEU is equivalent to 10 hours. A $50 fee per unit covers administrative costs.

Academic Credit and Transcripts

Professional development programs wishing to offer academic credit can propose a course to UC Merced Extension.

One (1) semester academic credit is equivalent to 15 hours (classroom lecture), 45-hour academic course formats (workshops, reading, research, lesson design, classroom implementation, etc.) or any combination, all of which are embedded with performance assessments. Academic professional development courses in the discipline of education are $150 per unit, or $450 for a 3 unit course. 

You can order a copy of your transcripts online. Transcripts are $12 each.

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