CSET Online Professional Learning

The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University is dedicated to solving persistent problems of practice by improving the quality of instruction, keeping equity at the center of the work, and developing leading educators. The courses offered here are aligned with this mission.

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Explore some of our most popular courses, or click the button at right to view all of our course offerings.


Rural Student Success

This course asks rural school or district teams to build cultures of inquiry as they analyze data and design interventions to boost student success. With the help of CSET instructors, school teams will be supported in identifying areas of growth, creating a research-based intervention, as well as collecting and analyzing data.

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Formative Assessment to Transform Teaching & Learning

A 5-day intensive institute supported by a year-long follow-up. This professional learning experience provides an opportunity for teachers to explore research-informed ideas about formative assessment, one of the most powerful core practices for increasing student achievement (Black, B.P. & William, D., 1998).

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Instructional Leadership Using a Core Practices Approach

A 5-day intensive institute supported by a year-long follow-up. This professional learning experience aims to develop participants’ ability to practice leadership within their school context, emphasizing high-leverage, equitable teaching practices.

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Learn With Us

Most courses offer asynchronous and synchronous components to maximize flexibility and support. Course facilitators are all CSET-affiliated faculty and staff.

Earn CEUs

Courses offer Continuing Education Units for teachers who request them. CEUs are available through Stanford University for a cost of $75.

Asynchronous and Synchronous Components
Flexibility When You Need It. Personalized Support When You Want It.
Features of Our Courses

Why Learn With Us?

Enrolling in an online course is a commitment. CSET strives to honor this commitment by offering high-quality, research-driven, cutting edge courses with personalized support.

#1. Research-Driven Courses

The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching is situated within the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Multiple leading educational scholars are affiliated with CSET. Both their and others’ research inform our courses.

#2. Learn With CSET Staff and Renowned Faculty

All courses are limited in size, offering a boutique online learning experience. Most courses include synchronous and asynchronous components featuring CSET staff, researchers, and/or Stanford Graduate School of Education Faculty.

#3. Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) is available through Stanford University for all courses for a cost of $75.

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