Learners Edge has formed a partnership with Brandman University to provide graduate-level professional development credits to students who complete coursework with Learners Edge. These 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 in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements. Credit from Brandman University may be applied toward a degree program at the discretion of the accepting institution. Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.

Website: https://www.brandman.edu/

Regional Accreditation: WSCUC (formerly WASC)

Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.

Grades and Transcripts

Learners Edge does not process transcripts. Please allow 10 business days after receiving your Learners Edge course completion email for your registration information and grade to be available at Brandman University. Please note that this email does not indicate your transcript is ready to be ordered.

NOTES: (1) Please do not order or request transcripts from Brandman University until you have contacted the registrar's office to ensure all grades and courses are listed before requesting (contact information below).

(2) Learners Edge courses are considered graduate level professional development credit and will be listed on an Official Transcript in the category of Professional Development.

Specific Steps/Timelines

  • Transcripts with courses and academic grades for graduate credit are issued by:
    Brandman University
    Chapman University System
    16355 Laguna Canyon Road
    Irvine, CA 92618
  • It is recommended that your completed coursework be submitted to Learners Edge at least 30 days prior to your transcript deadline.
  • Learners Edge will evaluate all coursework within 7-10 business days of its submission to Learners Edge.
  • If you have provided Learners Edge with a valid email address, you will receive an email notification of course completion. If you are registered for multiple courses, you will receive multiple emails of completion.
  • Learners Edge will submit your registration information and grade(s) to Brandman University.
  • Please allow five business days for Brandman University to post your grade. You will receive an email notifying you once the grade has been posted. 
  • You will receive an email from Brandman University containing information on how to access your transcripts through MyBrandman.EDU.
  • For complete guidelines on how to request an official transcript from Brandman University, please view the Brandman University Transcript Guide.
  • Students may obtain official Brandman University transcripts for a fee of $5 plus additional shipping and handling fees.  
  • If you have any questions related to your student record, academic grade(s), and/or transcript request(s), please submit your email inquiry to exed@brandman.edu or call: 800-632-0094. 

Brandman Currently Approved Courses

505  Brain Works: Better Teaching with the Brain in Mind
506  Literacy and Learning
642  Conferring with Young Writers
653  Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills 
665  Differentiation and Grading: Making it Work
681  Web EDU
687  Special Education Law 101: Rights of Students, Responsibilities of Educators
693  Fully Wired: Understanding and Empowering Adolescents
704 Instructional Strategies That Work
712 Sticks and Stones: The No-Bully Zone
717 Differentiated Learning: How to Teach to Varying Ability Levels
731  Mindsets Matter
737 Effective Classroom Management: Discipline With Dignity
738  Gender Matters: How Boys and Girls Learn
753 Succeeding with the Struggling Student
760 Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades
776  Across The Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism
800 Hit "Play" for Podcasts in the Classroom
804 Consumer to Creator: Coding and Kids
806 Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
842 Achieving Success with English Language Learners
854 Caring for the Mental Health of Your Students
855  What Great Teachers Do
859  Parent Trap: Achieving Success with Difficult Parents & Difficult Situations
880 Building Successful Readers in All Content Areas
898  Mindful Leadership in Schools
910 Excelling in the Early Childhood Classroom
921 Teach Well, Learn Well: RTI
966  In the Face of Poverty
968 What Great Middle School Teachers Do
970 Math Works: Teaching Math with the Brain in Mind
993 Shaping Respectful, Responsible Learners in Your Classroom
5005 The Road to School Improvement
5007 Trauma-Sensitive Teaching: Helping Students Overcome Adverse Experiences
5027 ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching
5030 Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction
5041 Five Fabulous Skills for Lifelong Success
5683 Teach Like a Champ: Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom
5702 The Culturally Competent Educator
5751 Anytime, Anywhere: Today's Learner
5792 Refocus and Recharge: Strategies for Finding Balance in Teaching
5795 STEAM Education: Integrating the Arts into your Classroom
5833 One Stop Shop: Online Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides and Forms for your Classroom
5838 The Challenging Child: Strategies for the Early Childhood Classroom
5849 Raise the Bar: Positive Interventions for Students Who Challenge Us
5853 A Moving Body, A Thinking Brain
5854 Moving Math: How to Use Differentiated Mathematics Stations


Tax Information

Students taking Learners Edge courses for credit through Brandman University are considered non-degree seeking students and therefore Brandman University does not provide IRS Form 1098-T. Issuance of IRS Form 1098-T is only provided for degree seeking students. Brandman University encourages students to seek advice from a competent professional tax advisor regarding the taxation implications of education related expenses. 


Americans with Disabilities Act


Accommodations will be provided for individuals with documented disabilities or special learning needs.  Please contact the instructor for accommodations prior to the beginning of the course.