Directed Study

Brandman University’s self-paced, online Directed Study courses allow educators to delve deeply into a new topic or increase knowledge in an existing area of interest.

Program Overview

In Directed Study courses, students are required to complete eight (8) to fifteen (15) modules of work, including textbook or online readings, journals, videos, case studies, etc., within a 15-week period. Students are welcome to complete the requirements as quickly or slowly within that period. All courses will be letter grades unless Pass/No Pass is specifically requested. 

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15 weeks to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$400 per course

Ways to Learn



3 PDUs per course

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

What are Graduate-level Professional Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling for these micro-credentials to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements.

As a student, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of a new topic that will enhance their teaching experience.
  • Acquire graduate level professional development credits for professional advancement.
  • Explore existing areas of interest.

Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 school teachers who want to earn graduate level professional development credit for professional upgrading, salary advancement and recertification.


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