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The Center for Professional Development at Santa Clara University is committed to providing high quality, professional and personal education opportunities. We strive to accomplish this by providing an array of workshops and training courses that meet the divergent needs of professionals and students across the nation and abroad. The seven branches of the Center for Professional Development are:
  • mental healthMental Health

    Mental Health branch provides workshops that refresh and/or increase one’s potential in their profession and meet licensing requirements for Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, Counselors, Nurses, and other mental health professionals.

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  • educationEducation

    The Education branch provides workshops for K12 and community college teachers and educational leaders. Through collaborations with VESI we provide 5 online certificate programs that meet the needs of today’s educators and educational leaders. Workshops that meet preliminary credential requirements for graduate students seeking a preliminary teaching credential can be found in the Health branch.

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  • career developmentAcademic/Life/Career Development

    This branch provides workshops to help one prepare for tests to get into a university (GRE) and test prep courses to help individuals further their career aspirations (CSET and CBEST). Career development workshops are provided to help community members identify career paths that best meet their traits, characteristics, and personality. In this branch one can also find information regarding Leadership courses.

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  • parent educationParent Education

    There is no manual for raising children – however, through our Parent Education branch we hope to provide workshops that provide the tools and techniques that will help parents in developing the innate capacities and potential of their children.

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  • Health EducationHealth

    This branch was initially created to meet the needs of graduate students in the Teacher Credential program at SCU, however we realize that CPR skills are valuable for anyone in the community. Therefore, we have opened up our CPR courses to SCU employees, all SCU students and community members. Within this branch grad students can also find the Health Education for Teachers course.

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