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Professional Development Opportunities



Registration Information for Secretary Trainings

Registration for professional development opportunities must be received in Human Resources three (3) days in advance to the date of training. Sessions will be cancelled if there are fewer than five (5) participants.

Priority registration is provided to secretary, clerical, and office staff for the first 30 registrants.  Registration requests for all other employee groups will be added to a wait-list and contacted three (3) days in advance to the date of the training if a seat is available.

School Site Lead Secretaries:  One work day has been added to your work year, as such if you do not attend a full day of training (2 half days), one (1) sick leave day will be deducted from your annual sick leave allotment.

Registration requests may be submitted to:  
Courtney Rodrigues, Human Resources Coordinator
Extension 1194


The Lucia Mar Unified School District has partnership programs with multiple universities that offer professional development courses that align with the District goals.  Throughout the year these programs may offer District employees opportunities such as discounted tuition rates, free books, free iPads or Chromebooks, and/or scholarships

  • University of Phoenix
  • Brandman University:  For county specific information please click HERE.
    • For the 2020-2021 School Year:  Brandman is offering District employees, their spouses, and dependents tuition reductions.
    • 10% off general programs.
    • 15% off credentialing programs.
    • 20% off of the Masters of Arts in Education Leadership & Administration
    • Scholarship may be available for complete programs only.  Scholarships are not available for supplemental authorizations or other non-degree courses.
Brandman University offers multiple scholarships to Lucia Mar Unified School District employees, their spouses and dependents. The scholarship offering includes a variety of undergraduate, graduate, Ed.D., and credential programs.  CLICK HERE to find out more about Brandman’s programs and scholarships and submit your interest to receive more information.  Brandman University, a part of the Chapman University System, is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, that offers academic programs at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington and online, and through Brandman MyPathTM, our self-paced competency-based education modality.  Brandman serves the working adult by offering convenient evening or online classes, faculty with real-world experience, and coaching to help students succeed.  Education credentials are also accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).  If you have questions, feel free to contact [email protected] or (831) 869-1362.  So take the next step toward making your educational dreams and career aspirations realities!

Please contact Human Resources or a University Adviser for more information.