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Online Courses

Online professional development courses for educators are convenient and self-paced. Course information and links are provided to you directly by the instructor once you are registered. In some cases, you must enroll in the course through the organization and then register for credits through Boise State separately. Please note that regardless of how quickly you complete the course, transcripts for these courses will be posted at the end of the semester.

Boise State’s Professional Development courses are considered graduate level courses. They are transcripted and graded as pass/fail and the credits cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements and are not eligible for financial aid.

Recertification / Pay Scale Movement

It is your responsibility to verify that your district and State Department of Education accepts Boise State Professional Development credits for recertification and/or pay scale movement before you register for a class. We cannot issue refunds after your grade has been finalized.

Courses are posted as they become available, so check back often.

Online Course Offerings

Customizable Professional Development

Customizable Professional Development

Looking for flexible and relevant online courses? Check out the offerings from Boise State’s Partner, Customizable Professional Development. Courses are completely online and you can start at any time and take them at your own pace!
Explore Customizable Professional Development Courses

State Required Courses

Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment

Need to take the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment? Boise State’s Literacy, Language and Culture offers testing for those who need to take the assessments but are not Boise State students.

Information on how to take the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment.

Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course - Summer

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  May 5, 2024- August 2, 2024
Days/Time: Course is Asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 4
Cost: $625 ($385 Course Fee and $240 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Summer 2024

Course Description

Lee Pesky Learning Center is a state-approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course provider. The content of this course meets the requirements for ICLC and has been updated to include Standards #1, #2, #3 and #4 covering the following areas of literacy instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, writing instruction and assessment. This online course is completely self-paced.

ELA, Literacy

Enroll in Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course

Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course - Fall

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  August 14, 2024- December 6, 2024
Days/Time: Course is asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 4
Cost: $625 ($385 Course Fee and $240 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

Lee Pesky Learning Center is a state-approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course provider. The content of this course meets the requirements for ICLC and has been updated to include Standards #1, #2, #3 and #4 covering the following areas of literacy instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, writing instruction and assessment. This online course is completely self-paced.

ELA, Literacy

Enroll in Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course

Teaching Mathematical Thinking

TMT is a 3-credit professional development course on student-centered teaching of mathematics. The course meets the MTI/TMT requirement for State of Idaho teaching (re)certification.

Explore Explore TMT courses offered by the Regional Math Center

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia - Summer

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  May 4, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Days/Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $210 ($150 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Summer 2024

Course Description:

This course is designed by Lee Pesky Learning Center, an Idaho based non-profit with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals, families, and educators diagnose, understand, support, and remediate language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. This 15-hour course meets the requirements for the Idaho Literacy Achievement and Accountability Act and teacher recertification. This course can be completed in person or through our online asynchronous course. Course enrollment and credit registration are separate steps. The course provider will share the credit registration link with you once you are enrolled in the course.

ELA, Professional Practices, Assessment

Enroll in Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia - Fall

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates: August 3, 2024 – December 6, 2024
Days/Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $210 ($150 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

This course is designed by Lee Pesky Learning Center, an Idaho based non-profit with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals, families, and educators diagnose, understand, support, and remediate language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. This 15-hour course meets the requirements for the Idaho Literacy Achievement and Accountability Act and teacher recertification. This course can be completed in person or through our online asynchronous course. Course enrollment and credit registration are separate steps. The course provider will share the credit registration link with you once you are enrolled in the course.

ELA, Professional Practices, Assessment

Enroll in Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia Training for Renewal (Mt. West Reading by Design)

Mountain West Associates

Dates: June 15 – September 15 2024
Days/Time: Course is asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $245 ($185 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

Dyslexia Training for Renewal develops the pedagogical and content knowledge of teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, principals, and other school leaders to understand Dyslexia. Mountain West Associates is an approved provider for meeting the Professional Development and Recertification Requirement for Idaho Code 33-1811. We have developed this meaningful course with Idaho students and teachers in mind! Educators will complete a total of 15 hours of training (12 hours on-line at your own pace, with an additional 3 hours of independent study). Please check out the syllabus to learn more about our learning design and content.

ELA, Professional Practices, Assessment

Enroll in Dyslexia Training for Renewal (Mt. West Reading by Design)

Arts & Humanities

Computer Science

English Language Arts

Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course - Summer

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  May 5, 2024- August 2, 2024
Days/Time: Course is Asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 4
Cost: $625 ($385 Course Fee and $240 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)

Term/Transcript: Summer 2024

Course Description

Lee Pesky Learning Center is a state-approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course provider. The content of this course meets the requirements for ICLC and has been updated to include Standards #1, #2, #3 and #4 covering the following areas of literacy instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, writing instruction and assessment. This online course is completely self-paced.

State Required Course, Literacy

Enroll in Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course

Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course - Fall

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  August 14, 2024- December 6, 2024
Days/Time: Course is asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 4
Cost: $625 ($385 Course Fee and $240 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

Lee Pesky Learning Center is a state-approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course provider. The content of this course meets the requirements for ICLC and has been updated to include Standards #1, #2, #3 and #4 covering the following areas of literacy instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, writing instruction and assessment. This online course is completely self-paced.

State Required, Literacy

Enroll in Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia - Summer

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates:  May 4, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Days/Time: Course is Asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $210 ($150 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Summer 2024

Course Description

This course is designed by Lee Pesky Learning Center, an Idaho based non-profit with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals, families, and educators diagnose, understand, support, and remediate language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. This 15-hour course meets the requirements for the Idaho Literacy Achievement and Accountability Act and teacher recertification. This course can be completed in person or through our online asynchronous course.

State Required Course, Professional Practices, Assessment

Enroll in Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia - Fall

Lee Pesky Learning Center

Dates: August 3, 2024- December 6, 2024
Days/Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $210 ($150 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

This course is designed by Lee Pesky Learning Center, an Idaho based non-profit with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals, families, and educators diagnose, understand, support, and remediate language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. This 15-hour course meets the requirements for the Idaho Literacy Achievement and Accountability Act and teacher recertification. This course can be completed in person or through our online asynchronous course. Course enrollment and credit registration are separate steps. The course provider will share the credit registration link with you once you are enrolled in the course.

State Required Course, Professional Practices, Assessment

Enroll in Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Financial Literacy

Gifted & Talented

Health & Physical Education

Science

PLT Explorations: Virtual Self-Guided Training

Idaho Project Learning Tree

Dates:  May 1, 2024 – August 8, 2024
Days/Time: Online
Location: Course is Asynchronous
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $95 ($35 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Summer 2024

Course Description:

In this virtual self-guided class, you will engage with proven standards-aligned Project Learning Tree hands-on activities that help learners to explore, discover, communicate and build critical thinking skills. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. You will select one PLT curriculum as your focus, thus customizing the course to meet your individual needs. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms — and their students into the environment.

Science, Professional Practices

Enroll in PLT Explorations: Self-Guided Virtual

PLT Explorations: Virtual Self-Guided Training

Idaho Project Learning Tree

Dates: September 1 – December 6, 2024
Days/Time: Asynchronous
Location: Online
Professional Development Credit: 1
Cost: $95 ($35 Course Fee and $60 Credit Fee. Paid Separately.)
Term/Transcript: Fall 2024

Course Description:

In this virtual self-guided class, you will engage with proven standards-aligned Project Learning Tree hands-on activities that help learners to explore, discover, communicate and build critical thinking skills. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. You will select one PLT curriculum as your focus, thus customizing the course to meet your individual needs. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms — and their students into the environment.

Science, Professional Practices

Enroll in PLT Explorations: Virtual Self-Guided Training

Social Studies & Civics

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