Staff Development Credit
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. 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 our web site www.madonna.edu/pdp or call us at 734-432-5697.
SDE Conferences and Seminars
Brandman University, formerly known as Chapman University College, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. One to four semester units of graduate credit (for a 1- to 4-day Seminar, respectively) are available for an additional fee of $65 per semester unit. For more information call (949) 341-9857. 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.
By completing an SDE/ed2Go online course you have the opportunity to earn one university credit or earn two university credits by completing the course and developing practical activities based on the course.
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.
Click here to view SDE online courses eligible for credit, syllabus and to register.
SDE provides state-approved continuing education credit in most states. In any state where educators seek graduate credit rather than CEUs see Brandman University. Please check with your district for advance approval for graduate or state credit. Click on your home state for details about receiving continuing educational credit in your state. Unless otherwise noted you may use the Certificate of Teacher Training that you will receive 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. If you have further questions please contact SDE at 1-800-462-1478 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org