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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.


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



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. 

For questions regarding the following offerings, contact: Rosanna Ayers | Science and STEM Coordinator | MCOE | 209-381-5971

Summer Workshops (TBD) Request notification when the schedule is ready.


CalTeach at UC Merced is excited to be hosting our 2019 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


All About Science Fair I

All About Science Fair I CLOSED
June 17-18, 2019 | Grades 6th-8th


Solar Car Challenge

Solar Car Challenge | CLOSED
June 19-21, 2019 | Grades 5th - 8th


Teaching NGSS In The Outdoors

CalTeach Outside: Teaching NGSS in the Outdoors
June 25-26, 2019 | Grades K-12




What's up with the Weather?

What's up with the Weather?
July 1-2, 2019 | Grades K-12



All About Science Fair II

All About Science Fair II - CLOSED
July 9-10, 2019 | Grades 6-8



Interactive Water Cycle

Interactive Water Cycle - CLOSED
June 11-12, 2019 | Grades 5-6


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 Lynn Reimer, Director of Education Programs at | 209-228-UNEX (8639).

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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