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The Professional Development Institute (PDI) has been offering quality online courses for PreK-12 educators for over 25 years. In association with UC San Diego’s Division of Extended Studies, PDI offers post-baccalaureate (at the graduate level) credit for all PDI online courses.

PDI has over 90 courses to choose from. Courses are conducted entirely online. PDI offers a very flexible course format that allows teachers to complete a course in as few as three weeks, or take up to a year from the date of enrollment to complete. You do not have to go anywhere or be online at any specific time. PDI online courses are self-paced and instructor-led. Click here to see the entire PDI course list.
PDI online courses are:

  • Convenient. Participate according to your own schedule. There is no requirement to be online at any specific time. Work at your own pace while having the benefit of classmates and an instructor.
  • Practical. Every PDI course provides you with strategies, lessons, and activities that can be used immediately in your classroom.
  • Affordable. A PDI course is only $149! If you need university credit, the cost is an additional $230 for five quarter units (3 and 1/3 semester units) of credit through UCSD Division of Extended Studies. You can register for the course and credit at the same time. PDI offers a new special discount each month. Be sure to visit the website for details at
  • Reputable. Over 70% of our business is based on teacher referrals. PDI has been in business for over 25 years and has provided training to over 275,000 teachers across the globe.

Be sure to visit PDI's website for more information about our quality online courses and discover the special monthly discount for teachers

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Professional Development Institute
(949) 263-4931
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