Credit

We want to help ensure you receive the proper credit for attending and participating in our professional development events and courses. If you have any questions about receiving credit, please contact SDE's Customer Satisfaction Representatives at 1-800-462-1478 or use our online form.

In any state where educators seek graduate credit rather than CEUs, explore the links for "University Credit" below. Please check with your district for advance approval for graduate or state credit.



Earn State Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)

SDE provides state-approved continuing education credit in most states. Unless not permitted by your state, you may use the "Certificate of Teacher Training" that you will receive upon attendance at every SDE program for verification of contact hours. Contact hours are based on “seat time” where an educator is engaged in learning. Breaks and lunches do not count as contact hours.


Earn University Credit

Madonna University (for Conferences and Seminars)

    www.madonna.edu

    Madonna University's Professional Development Program is offering graduate credit to participants in the SDE programs. Madonna University is fully accredited by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

    SDE Conferences and Seminars
    You may earn 1-6 semester hours of graduate credit (15 contact hours = 1 graduate credit) for attending SDE programs and completing a paper describing how you might apply the knowledge in your work position. For example, if you attend a one-day SDE workshop (generally about 5 contact hours of training), you can add those hours to other PD training to reach the required 15 contact hours for a credit. These credits are non-degree graduate credits which are designed to be used to satisfy the requirements of certificate renewal and salary increase. The tuition is $150 per semester hour.

    For program specifics, or to register for graduate credit, please refer to www.madonna.edu/pdp or call at 734-432-5697.

Brandman University (for Conferences and Seminars)

    Brandman University School of Extended Education

    Brandman University, formerly known as Chapman University College, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    SDE Conferences and Seminars
    • One to four semester units of graduate level professional development credit (for a 1- to 4-day Seminar, respectively) are available for an additional fee of $65 per semester unit. For more information submit a query to Brandman or call (800) 632-0094. These professional development units 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 degrees, state credentials, or local school district requirements. State licensing departments vary regarding their criteria for credit acceptance, and some states may not accept credit from universities that are located outside the state.
    • Go to Brandman University's web site to find registration information and course requirements for seminars and conferences (select Staff Development for Educators [SDE] from the list).
    • Registrations for credit should be received within 30 days of completing the seminar.

Brandman University (for Online Courses)

    Brandman University School of Extended Education

    Brandman University, formerly known as Chapman University College, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    SDE Online Courses
    • By completing an SDE/Ed2Go online course and developing practical activities based on the course, you have the opportunity to earn one or two graduate level professional development credits from Brandman University.
    • Go to Brandman University's web site to view SDE online courses eligible for credit, syllabus and registration information. Please complete your online course through SDE before registering for these credits through Brandman University.
    • These credits are professional development units that 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. State licensing departments vary regarding their criteria for credit acceptance, and some states may not accept credit from universities that are located outside the state.
    • Registrations for credit must be received within 30 days of completing the SDE/Ed2Go online course.

For questions about receiving credit, please contact SDE at 1-800-462-1478 or use our online form.

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