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Earn Credit for NCTE Online Professional Learning

While NCTE is not a credit-granting agency, we do offer options to assist participants in our online professional development programming with earning credit toward their continuing education requirements.  We currently offer three modes of online learning: Web seminars, self-paced Investigations, and facilitated online courses.  The requirements to earn credit for each is indicated below:

Online CoursesFacilitated Online Courses:
Earn Local Credit: 6-week facilitated online courses have specific start and end dates and required assignments and activities that participants must fulfill. They are designed to take approximately 15 contact hours (2-3 hours per week), and participation is graded on a pass/fail basis. If you participate fully and submit all assignments on-time, you will "pass," and NCTE will send a Letter of Recognition that certifies your participation in the 6-week learning experience for a total of 15 contact hours. 
NOTE:
  NCTE is not a credit-granting agency so it will be up to your school/district to award continuing education credit for your participation in the course. We encourage you to check with your administrator prior to participating to make sure your participation will count towards your local continuing education requirements.

Earn Graduate Continuing Education Credit: As another option, participants may also elect to purchase one unit of graduate continuing education credit through the University of San Diego for $75 (payable directly to the University). You must receive a "pass" from the NCTE facilitator for your work in the course, and the University has specific requirements about the documentation that must be submitted to them to earn this credit. Additional information on how to register for this credit is forthcoming. Contact us with any questions you might have! 

InvestigationsSelf-Paced Investigations:
Earn Local Credit: Investigations are intended to take approximately 3-5 contact hours, and reflection prompts are provided throughout the learning experience.  If you maintain a log of your learning and submit a final reflection that documents what you learned and how you applied that learning to your practice, NCTE will send a Letter of Recognition that certifies your participation in the learning experience for 5 contact hours. 
NOTE:
  NCTE is not a credit-granting agency so it will be up to your school/district to award continuing education credit for your participation in the Investigation. We encourage you to check with your administrator prior to participating to make sure your participation will count towards your local continuing education requirements.

Earn Graduate Continuing Education Credit:  As another option, participants may also elect to purchase one unit of graduate continuing education credit through the University of San Diego for $75 (payable directly to the University).  There is a requirement to complete additional learning activities which are outlined in the Investigation in order to reach a minimum of 15 contact hours, and the University has specific requirements about the documentation that must be submitted to them to earn this credit (including your reflection log and culminating reflection).  Additional information on how to register for this credit is forthcoming.  Contact us with any questions you might have! 

Web SeminarsWeb Seminars:
All participants in a LIVE Web seminar will receive an email the day following the event documenting the clock hours earned for participation (usually one hour).  If you purchase an On Demand Web seminar and wish to receive documentation of your participation, please send a reflection highlighting what you learned from the seminar to profdev@ncte.org.  We will reply with an email documenting your participation in the event.  NOTE:  NCTE is not a credit-granting agency so it will be up to your school/district to award continuing education credit for your participation in any NCTE Web seminars. We encourage you to check with your administrator prior to participating to make sure your participation will count towards your local continuing education requirements.

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