Salary advancement and professional growth options abound for the educator to
study independently. (Prior district approval for salary advancement units is
recommended and the responsibility of each student.) Choices include:
Courses by Series
Courses by Subject
All Independent Study courses provide an online registration form so you can
enroll at your convenience. You may also obtain a brochure/registration form by
calling (888) 321-6658 during normal business hours.
The University of San Diego operates on the semester system and credit is
awarded in semester units with each unit indicating approximately fifteen hours
of classroom time. Most school districts accept EDU 500-599 series courses as
credit for Professional Development purposes. Prior district approval for salary
advancement units is recommended and the responsibility of each student.
All students taking independent study courses are given nine (9) months from the
date of enrollment to complete their course work. Due to the nature of
independent study, you can complete a course quicker than a traditional live
course, if needed, or for those that lead very busy lives, you can take the
full nine months to complete your course work. Submission instructions will be
provided to you with course materials. Instructors are available by phone
and/or email for any course content related questions. A complimentary official
transcript will be sent to you from USD upon successful completion of each
course. Allow three to six weeks for transcripts.