It is possible to earn graduate continuing education units through the University of San Diego for your participation in any of the NCTE Pathways professional development programs. These graduate continuing education units are typically used to renew teaching credentials and to move teachers along salary schedules. The requirements about whether or not these units “count” in your individual case, is determined by your state and sometimes, individual school districts. You'll need to find out about your eligibility from your school district/state. These graduate continuing education units are NOT used in graduate master degree programs.
Credit provided by:
University of San Diego
Department of Continuing Education
5998 Alcala Park
S.D., California 92110
NCTE Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy
Course #: EDUC 525HB
NCTE Pathways for Teaching and Learning with English Language Learners
Course #: EDU 571EC
NCTE Pathways for 21st Century Literacies
Course #: EDU 571ED
These are semester units and you will be required to have 15 contact hours for each unit. You can earn more than 1 unit depending on your hours of participation. For every 15 hours spent on-line, you are eligible for 1 unit of graduate continuing education credit. In order to qualify you must submit the following:
For 1 unit: a 2-3 page reflection about your experience in this professional development program
For 2 units: a 3-5 page reflection about your experience in this professional development program
For 3 units: a 3-5 page reflection and a case study of one student that documents your professional learning and its effects on student success (specific information related to the case study can be found in Pathways)
Proof of contact hours (Document your hours of participation on a self-reported time log.)
Payment. The cost of each semester graduate continuing education unit is $60.00. (2 units cost $120; 3 units cost $180)
The University of San Diego will send you or your school district an official transcript. You may request an additional transcript for $5.00.
Mail papers, form, and payment to:
Dr. Donna Barnes
11465 Palito Court
San Diego, California 92127
Questions: If you have questions, contact Donna Barnes.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858.735.6662.