Through your active interaction in the Pathways learning community with other teachers, nationally-respected educators, and key resources that support adolescent literacy, you will build and extend your knowledge of best practices in advancing adolescents' literacy skills. NCTE applauds teachers who choose to dedicate the time and effort required to succeed with sustained professional development, and we are pleased to offer teachers who actively engage in the Pathways professional development experiences and learning community support in earning continuing education credit for their work.
NCTE has partnered with the University of San Diego to offer Pathways participants the option of earning graduate continuing education units. Participants can choose to apply for 1, 2, or 3 units of credit. The cost is $60 per unit. Click the above link to learn more about the requirements and to access the registration form.
Option 2: Earn Local Credit
As an alternative option to applying for graduate credit, many districts and states will grant local continuing education credits for participation in NCTE professional development programming, but you must request approval on a case-by-case basis. Talk to your administrator to find out if your work in Pathways qualifies for local credit.
As an added bonus, when you complete any or all of the Pathways educational strands you have the option to submit to NCTE your learing log, strand checklist, and either a classroom artifact or culminating reflection that demonstrates how you applied your learning from the strand in your classroom in order to receive a letter from NCTE certifying your completion of that Pathways strand. Check with your district administrator or your local education agency about thier policies or guidelines for accepting certifications of participation as CEUs (continuing education credit), as NCTE is NOT a credit-granting agency and all credits must be awarded by your state or district.