When does the class start?
These courses are all Independent study, so you enroll and begin at your convenience. There are no deadlines, except that you must complete the work within one year.
Do I have to come to Fresno for class sessions?
No! You will be sent all the materials you need to complete the course and you work at your pace in your own space.
How many units do I get for one course?
Each course earns 3 semester units of graduate-level professional development credit.
May I enroll in more than one course at a time?
You may enroll in as many as three courses at once. However, you may not take more than 18 units in one semester.
What if I’m off-track or on summer vacation? Do I need a classroom full of children?
The courses are designed to excite and motivate your students. You will be eager to try the activities with them! To accommodate persons not in the classroom, however, we offer flexible alternatives, explained in each syllabus.
For what grade level are these courses designed?
Some of the courses may be adapted for almost any grade level. Others are more clearly targeted. Read the detailed description to get more information.
How long does it take to get a grade or transcript?
The average time needed for an official grade report is approximately two weeks after the instructor receives your completed work. After you receive the grade report, you may request a transcript, which may take up to another two weeks. You may request “rush” delivery, however, for an additional fee.
Who are the instructors?
Luetta Reimer has taught literature and writing at Fresno Pacific University for over 30 years. She completed her graduate study at Purdue University.
Wilbert Reimer is a professor of mathematics at Fresno Pacific University. He is an experienced teacher, having taught at the middle school and high school levels before beginning his career at FPU. He completed his graduate study at Stanford University. Together, the Reimers have written eight books. Both have published articles in a wide range of journals, and they are frequent conference and workshop presenters.
Elaine Reimer-Paré, who taught high school English in California, now teaches at the college level in Montreal, Quebec. Her graduate study was completed at McGill University.
Will I ever talk to the course instructor?
In most cases, that’s up to you. On-line courses utilize more frequent interaction. We will be happy to return your phone call. It is most effective, however, to communicate with us via e-mail. We check our mail every day and always answer promptly!
Tell me more about Fresno Pacific. Is it a reputable school?
Fresno Pacific University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to its undergraduate programs, it offers masters degrees in education. The university has an outstanding reputation in California for its creative and effective contributions to teacher training and in-servicing.
How do I sign up?
a. Register online. See individual courses for link.
b. Register by phone calling 1-800-372-5505. Friendly staff will assist you and ask for your credit card information.
How do I save money on materials?
Friends or colleagues who wish to share texts may do so. Everyone must pay full fees upon registration but, if you notify the instructor (IN ADVANCE) that you already have access to the texts, you will be sent a text refund instead of the books.