Staff members may, optionally, earn college credit following our on-site training!
Credit is available through the University of Massachusetts Global a part of the University of Massachusetts system. The University of Massachusets and the University of Massachusetts Global are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Staff members attending our one-day classroom management seminar have the opportunity of earning up to FOUR graduate-level professional development credits. Credits are awarded upon completion of follow-up practicum projects and payment of an additional fee.
College credit registration forms with the University of Massachusetts will be available at the conclusion of the training
The University of Massachusets Global was established to best meet the unique needs of working professionals and other non-traditional students. The University of Massachusets Global is a non-profit institution and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
You have SIX MONTHS to complete your follow-up practicum after the seminar.
Educators have the opportunity to earn up to four graduate professional development credits for re-certification or salary advancement by attending our one-day on-site CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT presentation. For details and to download the Classroom Management Syllabus please CLICK HERE and follow the secure link.
Similarly, educators have the opportunity to earn up to three graduate professional development credits for recertification or salary advancement by attending my one-day on-site STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION presentation. For details and to download the Differentiated Instruction Syllabus please CLICK HERE and follow the secure link.
Will my district or state accept University of Massachusetts Global Credit?
It is the responsibility of the individual participant to verify with his/her district or state prior to enrollment whether University of Massachusetts Global credit will be acceptable or not.
What kind of credit is it?
The credit the participant will receive upon the successful completion of the follow-up practicum is graduate level professional development semester credit. These are professional development units that are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement purposes such as salary increment steps and recertification.
What is the equivalent to one semester credit in quarter credits?
One semester credit equals 1.33 quarter credits.
What is the cancellation/refund policy in regard to University of Massachusetts Global credit?
Participants who request cancellation in writing within thirty (30) days of course enrollment, will receive a refund less a $20 processing fee. (If registering at the training, the date of enrollment is the date of the training. If participant mails the enrollment form directly to University of Massachusetts Global, the date of enrollment is the day University of Massachusetts Global receives the enrollment form.)
What is University of Massachusetts Global’s accreditation?
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by, and is a member of, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. University of Massachusetts Global is also a member of the American Council on Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teachers.
What are the requirements for receiving credit?
The following information is found on the enrollment form presented at the training to those individuals enrolling in follow-up credit at the seminar. As follow-up to the seminar or conference session, the participant must develop at least three practical projects per credit based on the training presentation. The projects should be designed to be implemented in the participant’s program, i.e. worksheets, lesson plans, center activities, or plans for implementation of any topics presented. A three-page paper per credit is required based on the projects. This will be graded with a letter grade of A-C or No Pass. A detailed rubric and grading scale can be found at the University of Massachusetts Global website.
What are the grading criteria for the final project?
At the time of enrollment, students will be provided with a listing of all requirements and grading criteria for the written project. The specific grading rubric used to assess the written projects can be found on our website.
If I have additional questions, how can I contact University of Massachusetts Global?
I am completing my University of Massachusetts Global course during my school vacation period/hiatus OR I do not have access to a class of students. How do I complete my project in light of the requirements for evaluating student learning, my own self-evaluation and the need to include documentation?
All components of the course requirements must be addressed. If you do not have access to students to practice your activities on, you may approach your paper in the following way:
- Explain your situation on the title page.
- Describe the methods you intend to use for evaluating your students’ learning experience.
- For self-evaluation, comment on your strengths and weaknesses as pertaining to the implementation of the activities. Discuss what you expect to happen in terms of your own abilities.
- Documentation could include handouts, an example of the activity, charts for evaluation, lesson plans etc.
How soon may I expect to receive confirmation from University of Massachusetts Global after I’ve registered with them for course credit?
You may expect to receive a mailed confirmation letter from University of Massachusetts Global within 30 days of University of Massachusetts Global’s receipt of your registration paperwork and fee. Your confirmation will also include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project for mailing your completed project.
How do I submit my final project to University of Massachusetts Global?
The confirmation letter you receive from University of Massachusetts Global will include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project. Do NOT send your completed project directly to University of Massachusetts Global. If you no longer have access to that information, please email University of Massachusetts Global directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (949) 341-9857.
How do I register for credit after attending a training?
At the training: Complete the registration form and give it and your payment to the on-site presenter. Keep the upper portion of the form as it includes the instructions for your coursework.
By mail: Within 30 days of the training date, mail 1) your completed University of Massachusetts Global registration form (given to you by the on-site presenter), 2) a photocopy of the Certificate of Participation you received at the end of the training, and 3) your tuition payment. Checks are payable to Center For Teacher Effectiveness. If paying by credit card be sure to include on the registration form your full card number with expiration date, billing zip code, and 3-digit security code (four digit security code for American Express on front of card). MAIL to Time To Teach, 4381 English Point Road, Hayden, ID 83815. Be sure to submit your completed registration for to us before submitting coursework to the grader.
By fax: Fax the information above with your credit card number to 800.801.1872. NOTE: Faxed registration forms should not exceed standard letter size (8.5 x 11).
Can I receive credit from University of Massachusetts Global and apply for state-sponsored CEU credit?
No, participants may not receive two types of credit for the same activity.