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Education In-Service Program 

is a convenient, affordable and quality way to provide continuing education units, certifications and professional development training to your staff.  The courses are held by, and at, the Institutions. 

Education In-Service Courses

Through these programs, the participants enhance their professional skills and maintain continuing education credit requirements of their profession, where professionals are trained and discuss their workload, methods, and cases with others in their peer group. 

We serve the entire central coast, all the way from San Luis Obispo to Calabasas with over 25  institutional active partnerships to date. You could be the next one!

Offering in-service programs through UCSB-Extension enables institutions to offer their staff a quality way to stay current on their professional requirements.  At the end of the course, participants get their Continuing Education units, official transcripts, and if applicable, recertifications. The process is easy, affordable, and proven beneficial over the years.  Till date close to a thousand professionals have benefitted from their organization’s In-Service arrangement with us.



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For more details see your corresponding UCSB courses below!


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If you are visiting from an institution or organization looking to offer professional development courses, seminars or webinars for CEU’s (Continuing Education Units), contact us.

Be ready to share your general idea in the meeting so we know how to guide you along.




The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

This program is designed to prepare education leaders to understand and respond to the multi-faceted challenges of educational leadership.  This program, which is grounded in the California Administrative Content Expectations (CAPE), provides a comprehensive approach to leadership growth and development.  Over the course of 12 months, candidates learn from current and former site and district administrators, engage in action research, complete Fieldwork and prepare to pass the California Administrator Performance Assessment.

This program is only open to individuals who have been accepted into the SBCEO PASC program.

ED X370A Capacity Building in Educational Systems: Federal, State, Local Context

ED X370B Capacity Building in Educational Systems: Personnel Leadership

ED X371 Coherent and Equitable Instructional Programs

ED X372 Student-Centered Leadership

ED X373 Organizational and Systems Management

ED X374 Field Work Practicum

Time Schedule:  

August 2020 to July 2021 - 1 year/

*Mandatory Performance Assessment Practices (June) Panel Presentations (July)

*NOTE: All candidates MUST attend a mandatory practice session prior to presenting to the panel. These will be scheduled in March.

For more information, contact Dr. Letitia T. Bradley at

The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) Teaching Induction Program (TIP) 

The Santa Barbara County Education Office Teacher Induction Program is a two year, state-accredited induction program intended to ease new teachers’ transition into the profession, accelerate teacher effectiveness and enhance teacher retention. We offer general education and special education teachers who hold a Preliminary Multiple Subjects, Preliminary Single Subject, or Preliminary Education Specialist Credentials the opportunity to fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Credential. Participating in new teachers receive job-embedded mentoring support while they develop and enact learning plans to support their growth in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession within the context of their teaching position.

This program is only open to individuals who have been accepted into the SBCEO TIP program.

ED X353.69A - SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for Year 1 Candidates 

ED X353.70A - SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for Year 2 Candidates

ED X353.71A - First Year of Mentor Support for SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP)

ED X353.72A - Second Year of Mentor Support for SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP)

ED X353.73A - Third Year of Mentor Support for SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP)

ED X353.74A - Fourth Year of Mentor Support for SBCEO Teacher Induction Program (TIP

Time Schedule:  

Extension/PaCE courses are scheduled per school year September - June. 

For more information, contact the Director, John Merritt. Phone: 805-964-4710, ext. 5248. Email:

Santa Barbara Unified School District Introduction to Gifted Education

The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of the critical topics in the education of gifted students that teachers need to understand in order to deliver world-class instruction to this special population. 

ED X333   Introduction to Gifted Education

For more information, please contact Sandy Robertson, Differentiation/GATE/Advanced Learning Specialist; Literacy Coach

Book an appointment: Santa Barbara Unified School District 

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD)Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) program

These courses are being offered in partnership with Las Virgenes Unified School District. To be eligible for enrollment in this course, you must be a teacher in this school district. This series of courses provides professional development opportunities for teacher candidates working toward a clear credential.                                                                                                                                                       

The PASC LVUSD program is designed for professionals who are seeking an administrative position in a school, district, or county setting, or for teachers who desire to expand their leadership capacity. PASC is a state-accredited program designed to provide candidates with the practical and research-based framework effective educational leaders need to meet the demands of the 21st-century learning environment. Program instructors are current of the former site and district administrators who possess deep knowledge and understanding of effective leadership and school management.

                ED X375 - Adaptive Teaching and Leadership

                ED X376 Grading for Mastery: Rethinking Assessment in the 21st Century

                ED X377 Shift This- High Impact Instruction

                ED X378 Adaptive School: Developing Self-Directed Educators and Teams

                ED X379 Cognitive Coaching: Developing Self-Directed Individuals

For more information, please contact Ryan Gleason at 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (LVUSD) 

This course is part of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program for Las Virgenes Unified School District. Add the individual course(s) to your cart Grades will be entered once each course is completed. From there, you can request official transcripts to send to your district/school.


ED X385 Change Leadership in California Educational Systems 

ED X385.1 Culturally Proficient Leadership 

ED X385.2 Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 

ED X385.3 Building Professional Capital 

ED X385.4 School Law, Policy, and Management 

ED X385.5 Fieldwork Practicum and Performance Assessment 

ED X385.6 Innovative Practices for Advancing Public Education 

ED X385.7 - Designing Instruction for Unique Learners

Cohort Dates: 

Cohort I from January - December

Cohort II August to June

For more information, please contact Ryan Gleason at 

Teacher Induction Program Continuing Education Units (TIP) LVSD Continuing Education Units

The second tier of preparation is a two-year job-embedded individualized induction program that is focused on extensive support and mentoring to new teachers in their first and second year of teaching. 

Each course listed below grants 10 CEU's.

ED X300: Developing Teacher Capacities for Impactful Instruction (Candidates Year 1) 

ED X350: Developing Teacher Capacities for Innovative Instruction (Candidates Year 2) 

ED X300C: Developing Facilitative Coaching Capacities (Coaches Year 1) 

ED X350C: Developing Instructional Coaching Capacities (Coaches Year 2) 

Cohort Dates: 

Cohort 1: August 2019- June 2020 NEXT August 2020 - June 2021

Cohort 2: August 2020 - June 2021 NEXT August 2021 - June 2022  

For more information, please contact Ryan Gleason at 

 Las Virgenes Unified Center for Educational Excellence Certification Course

ED X380 Coaching Certification, Level I

ED X381 Collaborative Learning and Leading in Digital Environments Certification, Level I


ED X383 - Social Justice Leadership, Level III

For more information, please contact Ryan Gleason at 

MICOP (Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project)Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB

Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Migrant Children in California -  INTERNAL ENROLLMENT ONLY

These courses form a professional development experience for members of the indigenous Mexican communities in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties who wish to teach young children in local preschool and early care settings there. These classes are designed to examine best teaching practices associated with supporting the language, literacy, cognitive, and socio-emotional development of young children, as recommended by the California Department of Education and The National Association for the Education of Young Children.  These include recommended caretaker practices for promoting rich conversations and early literacy with young children and for promoting young children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and communicatively competent language use (e.g., conflict management strategies). The courses emphasize best practice considerations such as strong family-teacher relationships, parent involvement and education, culturally-relevant curriculum, and inclusion. A major goal of the courses is to provide students with research and ethnographic skills to investigate and honor the literacy and socialization practices of the indigenous Mexican communities where students will teach.

ED X302A   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Migrant Children in California Part I: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

ED X302B Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part II: Development in Infancy and Childhood

ED X302C   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part III: Early Childhood Curriculum Design

ED X302D   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part IV: Child in Family, School, and Community

ED X302E   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part V: Early Childhood Language and Literacy Curriculum

ED X302F   Curriculum for Supporting Bilingual (Mixteco-Spanish) Language and Literacy Development and (Mixteco) Home Language Maintenance in Early Childhood

For more information, please contact Amelia Kyratzis at

South Coast Writing Project - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB

The institute provides a program of activities for participating teachers of writing from all schools, pre-school through university. Participants work in a community of fellows devoted to teaching each other and to engaging in a cooperative inquiry into the most advanced research and writing about composition, its pedagogy, and its linguistic and psycholinguistic bases. Assisted by the instructional staff, participants examine the current theory in composition, develop techniques for teaching writing skills, enhance their own abilities as writers and as Teacher/Consultants in workshops throughout the regular school year, and impart what they have learned to them.  

ED X302.5A South Coast Writing Project I

ED X302.5B South Coast Writing Project II

COURSE COORDINATOR Tim Dewar, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB, 93106-9490,


Note: The Online Course Enrollment Guideline is mailed to the coordinator.  

Common Core Institute for Elementary Mathematics Educators - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB

This course is offered as part of a research project coordinated by Chris Ograin of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Participants will be able to develop and deliver high-quality mathematics lessons that engage K-6 students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice in order to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required of teachers under the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

ED X326.91A Common Core Institute for Elementary Mathematics Educators

For more information please contact Dr. Ograin at

Re-envisioning Education & the Craft of Teaching & Learning  - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB.

This course is being sponsored by Brockwood Park School, England, and the University of California Santa Barbara, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Dr. Jason Raley. (SUMMER)

The course explores the philosophy, aims, scope, and culture of education and schooling and the current challenges to educators and students. Dialogue, as a meaning-making activity, is used to provide methodological tools for reflective inquiry. Both the course content and its methodology develop shared understandings about attention, learning, goodness, transformation, and intelligence, equipping each stakeholder with tools and experience to develop a cooperative learning community. A theme throughout the course is the notion of learning as a self-reflective process that includes an exploration of the nature of the mind and consciousness.

ED X321.91 Re-envisioning Education & the Craft of Teaching & Learning

For more information contact Gopal Krishnamurthy at Course Enrollment Guideline is mailed to the coordinator: Susan Clark. Updated Forms Mailing Address: PO Box 572, Ojai, CA 93024. USA

Phone: 805 707 4336


Seaweeds of California's Central Coast, UCSB

The primary learning outcome of this course is for students to be able to identify common seaweeds from the northern Channel Islands and Santa Barbara coastal area. Other knowledge students will develop is the use of herbarium specimens and online biodiversity databases in documenting seaweed diversity, the use of identification keys, basic macroalgal morphology, understanding the broad biogeographic patterns of the Point Conception area and a familiarity with the natural history and endemism found in the Channel Islands. Target audience: A range of participants, from naturalists and students to staff, faculty, and professional psychologists.

Inquiries can be directed to Greg Wahlert at

For any workshop related question, please contact Gregory A. Wahlert, Ph.D., Shirley Tucker Curator of Biodiversity Collections and Botanical Research, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration.

Contact information: e-mail: 

skype: gregory.wahlert

office phone:(805) 893-2401; cell: (805) 294-8685

California Credential secondary science or science teaching experience - Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

California Credential secondary science or science teaching experience. Selected through the screening application process by Materials Research Laboratory (MRL). This course is designed to assist experienced teachers who have participated in a science research internship at UCSB in the creation of an innovative science curriculum that emphasizes investigative science techniques and skills and provides students with opportunities to participate in open-ended inquiry-based experiments and projects. The curriculum incorporates the California Science Standards with particular emphasis on those standards that promote problem-solving and the use of advanced technology and software.

ED X343.66   Research-Based Curriculum Development for Teachers  


ED X352.02   Introductory Research Experience for Teachers 

This course engages secondary science teachers in scientific research and collaboration for the purpose of creating and introducing investigative science activities to their students and to their teaching colleagues. During this course, teachers work on a six-week research project under the supervision of a Materials Research Laboratory faculty member. Participants work with other teachers and mentors to assess their progress and identify ideas and techniques to introduce to their junior high and high school science students.

For more information, please contact Franklin Kinnaman

Montessori World Educational Institute - San Luis Obispo, (G000470)Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO)

These courses are being offered by the Montessori World Educational Institute. These courses are only open for enrollment to those as part of this school-sponsored training. The early childhood education courses are designed as an introduction to a specific approach to curriculum development, for preschool and elementary teachers.   

ED X321.55A Montessori Sensorial and Practical Life: Early Childhood Education (Ages 2 1/2 - 5)

ED X321.75 Montessori Primary Mathematics and Language: Early Childhood Education (Ages 4 - 7)

ED X31.74 Montessori Pre-Primary Math.and Language: Early Childhood Education (Ages 2 1/5 - 5)

ED X321.61 Music Education for Young Children

ED X321.86 Montessori Cultural Subjects: Early Childhood Education, Ages 3 - 11

ED X321.64A Montessori Elementary Mathematics, Ages 6-9

ED X321.33 Understanding Children-Child Growth and Development

For more information, please contact Sonya Lanzen-Castellanos,,MWEI Executive Director
1735 Chester Lane, Cambria, CA 93428; Office: 805-927-3240;

MOXI - The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation



Provides opportunities for participants to demonstrate an understanding of how museums fit into a larger ecosystem of learning, how prior knowledge and experiences shape interactions, how to connect through responsive facilitation, and demonstrate an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and how interactive museums can contribute to the learning in K-12 schools. 


ED X320A Facilitation of Informal Learning Experiences (Fall)

ED X320B Connecting Informal Learning Experiences to Formal Education (Winter)

ED X320C Design of Informal Learning Opportunities (Spring)

ED X320D Evaluation of Informal Learning Opportunities (Summer)

For more information, please contact Danielle Boyd Harlow, Associate Professor, Science Education; Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB;

Feel-Good Teaching - Elementary STEM CON & Beyond 2021 and Whole-Teacher EclecticCon

ED X320.20 - Elementary STEM CON & Beyond 2021

Elementary STEM CON & Beyond 2021 is a four day, online professional development conference where elementary & secondary teachers engage in live and pre-recorded training on a wide range of STEM topics. Sessions are aimed to meet teachers where they are (literally & figuratively) to help them implement rigorous, innovative, and standards-based STEM lessons.

Throughout the conference, teachers gain access to video training as well as live panels and interviews with the presenters and special guests. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to interact with presenters to have their questions answered and to engage in discussion.

The class for credit will be open for enrollment on January 15, 2021.

For more information, contact: Kerry Tracy; phone: 971-319-1574; email:


STEM Teacher Summit

ED X320.21 The STEM Teacher Summit

The STEM Teacher Summit is a 3 day virtual STEM conference for K-5 teachers. The event will take place June 22-24, but teachers will have access to all of the trainings for a year. The event consists of 4 keynotes which will be approximately 30 minutes each and 12 sessions which will each be 45 minutes to an hour. Teachers will also have access to a Facebook group where there will be additional Q & A sessions. Here is the link to the event with more information about the sessions and presenters:

 Nitty Gritty Science, LLC

ED X320.22 Champions For Science Middle School Conference

Life Science Institute

ED X343.98F 2020 Life Science: Molecules, Organisms, and Ecosystems Summer Institute
Contact Person: Darby Feldwinn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB; Phone: 805 893-2127; Email: