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What you need to know

CE Credits Online and Seattle Pacific University's Center for Professional Education are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.

  • Start any time and work at your own convenience
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
  • User friendly and engaging
Seattle Pacific University (SPU): SPU offers post baccalaureate, 5000 level credits based on a quarter system. The credit fee due from the student is $42 per credit.

You are required to apply for SPU academic credits within 2 weeks of completing your course. Once the accreditation fee has been paid, your completion paperwork will be submitted to SPU the 1st of every month. SPU sends grade reports every six (6) weeks. You can find directions for requesting an official transcript from SPU.

Clock Hours (CEUs)

CE Credits Online courses are approved for Clock Hours (CEUs) through Seattle Pacific University. To request clock hours, please call 1-425-788-7275 ext. 104 upon completion of your course. Clock hour fees are $20 for each credit assigned to CE Credits Online courses. We recommend to all educators that they verify that the course of their choice meets any specific or special requirements established by their school, district or personal professional development plan.

You will be registered in Term 2014-2015

University credit fees are not included in the price listed. Once you complete your selected course you will then be provided with information to pay for and receive your Seattle Pacific University credits.

Your State Information


Washington State Information
 


Washington State Certification Renewal Requirements

To maintain the validity of the continuing certificate, 150 clock hours of continuing education study and/or equivalent academic credit (15 quarter hours or 10 semester hours) must be completed every five years

OR

For those who hold a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) present a copy of a valid NBPTS certificate

 

For more information regarding maintaining/renewing a continuing certificate, please click here

Referenced from State of Washington Office of Public Instruction:

http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teacher/continuing.aspx#maintain

University Affiliations
You may request academic credits upon completion of your CE Credits Online course(s).; This must be done within two (2) weeks of your CE Credits Online course completion.

If you will be requesting university credits, it is important you read all the information for your selected university. Some universities require you to obtain a letter grade and others offer both letter grades and a pass/fail option. If you require a letter grade or intend to obtain academic credit from a university requiring a letter grade, you will select that option prior to beginning your course during the enrollment process. 

Please keep in mind, some of our university affiliations are quarter based credit systems and some are semester based credits systems.  Please verify with your Professional Development department  which credit based system they accept. 
 
All courses are eligible for university credit. Please visit University Affiliations for more information. (University Credit fees are not included in the cost of tuition.)



CE Credits Online is pleased to offer you high-quality online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.  

  • 100% Online – no commuting, parking or missed classes 
  • Clock Hours available
  • University Credits available through CE Credits Online university partners 
  • Asynchronous – start at anytime 
  • Self-paced – work at your own convenience
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  • $249 through May 31, 2015
  • Use promo code May15 at checkout

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Why Choose CE Credits Online

CE Credits Online has been providing continuing education credits to K-12 educators since 2002. Our courses are offered nationwide, serving the professional learning needs of thousands of K-12 educators. Our courses are:

  • Standards-based
  • High-quality online professional learning courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
  • 100% online - no commuting, no missed classes, and no dress code.
  • Self-paced courses, offering participants the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators, experienced in education 
  • User-friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies & skills 
  • All CE Credit Online courses are eligible for University Credits (for an additional fee) through our university affiliates. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information.

Our courses cover a variety of instructional areas and meet the needs of many educator groups, including;

  • Reading / Language Arts
  • Instructional Strategies
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Transforming Instruction with Technology
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • Support Staff
Reviews
  • Wow! I really enjoyed this course. The availablity for me to work at my own pace over the summer was just what I needed. I really enjoyed the format that was used in the lessons that were presented. The refresher course on the history of education and the impact that leaders have had on our educational system was very intersting to me. There is so much that you forget after you have graduated from college and moved out into the working environment. It was a trip going down memory lane to go back and think through the theories of great minds such as those of Piaget, Maslow, Erickson, Vygotsky, Gardner and Kohlberg. I still struggle with the No Child Left Behind law. I live and teach in Alaska. Our geographics is much different from that of other states. There are many communities (villages) and teachers within these communities that struggle to meet the requirements for this law. I do appreciate this being a topic that was touched upon at the end of this course. Thank you.

    What a participant from Alaska said about Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
  • Although the one student I work one-on-one with as a teacher and counselor is in the Emotionally Handicap Program (now titled "The Comprehensive Support Program"), the setting up part of classroom rules lessons work well with my student. I know, as mentioned in the lessons, that this program was not designed for the extreme cases I work with but know that a very good portion can be applied for such special needs students. I have spoke to some colleagues about this program and will recommend it to them. I did enjoy taking this course. I felt very at ease with it. I like how I could go back and re-read certain parts of the lessons with ease. This course was very user-friendly.                                

    What a participant from Arizona said about Stopping Disruptive Behavior
  • I really enjoyed the videos. They were very well done and easy to follow and understand. I could take what I learned and apply it immediately to my own instruction.                                  

    What a participant from Arizona said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • This course really had me evaluate where I am currently in my teaching. I liked how I was able to consider my students in response to the course information. This course helped me make changes in how I am setting up my classroom lessons to better help my students and I am already seeing improvements in my relationships with students and their relationship with the material. The moderator's further questions helped me focus better on the material and to specify my response to the questions.                                

    What a participant from Arizona said about Maximizing Engagement of All Learners
  • I have enjoyed learning some new strategies for teaching problem solving and look forward to incorporating them into my instruction the remainder of this year, as well as with a fresh group of students from the beginning of the year next year. One element that resounded strongly with me was Polyps four steps for problem solving. I found it enlightening to learn how to improve upon an instructional strategy that I thought I was already using. The clarity and simplicity of the process helps me to help my students to dig deeper into the problems, incorporate previous learning, and have a plan for moving forward with their solution. Another learning experience I appreciated dealt with extending word problems. I never thought it could be so easy to give students multiple opportunities to solve similar problems, not to mention the opportunities to differentiate. What a great way to get the most bang for your buck when teaching kids to recognize the structure of word problems. There are many other elements of this course that I have embraced to help kids to dig deeper, and understand more.I will continue to use the four steps for problem solving and extensions daily, and I will continue to work to help them become better "math writers".

    What a participant from California said about Improving English Language Learner Instruction through the Use of Technology
  • This is my first time using CE Credits online and I was very impressed. The material was very informative and helpful and easy to navigate through. I will definitely take another course!!                                

    What a participant from California said about Conducting the Parent Conference
  • The lessons and course information was extremely useful and informative. I enjoyed gaining the new information and am looking forward to implement the vast majority of it in my classroom. The ideology of the coursework was also enlightening and enhanced my understanding of the course material.                                

    What a participant from California said about Differentiating Instruction in Your Classroom
  • I found this class enlightening and encouraging. Due to working with students with severe needs I found that I already implement some of the tactics in my teaching such as scaffolding and utilizing different learning styles such as tactile and audio. I found it interesting that I tend to have the students produce the same end product when I know that the students differ in their learning styles. Reflecting on this I realized that I use what is comfortable to complete and what I feel is easiest to grade. I don't have it all figured out and there is much more that I can implement in my class. I was a little worried that differentiating instruction was going to mean that I had to individualize to each student but through working the chapters I realized that it is giving students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and receive knowledge through different modalities. I am aware through this class that I need to break my lesson into three pieces the content, process and product. Even though they are different I learned that all three parts blend and compliment each other.The tools I learned are the basics and foundations of good teaching. Implementing them in my classroom will not allow students to be successful but will enhance my teaching and breath new life into my lessons.

    What a participant from California said about Differentiating Instruction in Your Classroom
  • I am surprised at the amount of material I’ve learned. Now I know the names and techniques of things I actually do within my classroom. One key component I have learned is that differentiation doesn't mean a different learning plan for each student, but using various modus operandi will address the needs of all learners in my classroom. If only just using different content, process and products doesn't reach all students then I can tier and scaffold lessons so that high, middle, and low struggling learners can reach the criteria and benchmarks that they need to meet. Students who are advanced or need extra encounters can work on anchor activities. I already have many ideas that I want to use this school year in my class, especially an "anchor wall" or an “on-going work folder” where students can come in contact with material or ideas to keep going and further their knowledge, understanding and awareness of a subject or academic focus. I do many of the things suggested in this course already, but I can do them more deliberately and with more diligence with the end in mind.

    What a participant from California said about Differentiating Instruction in Your Classroom
  • The Moderator comments were VERY useful. I love taking these courses.                                

    What a participant from California said about Rights & Responsibilities in the Disciplinary Process