Question about courses that are valid for renewing teaching license

Discussion in 'General Education' started by electra, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. electra

    electra New Member

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    Hi everyone, not sure this is a topic discussed here. I'll try it, anyway! So, I have to renew my professional teaching license (Colorado) by next year, and have found a whole slew of related courses on EdX. You can pay to get a valid certificate stating that you've completed the course, but it doesn't have the hours on the certificate (i.e. I need 90 clock hours, eventually). It DOES state the expected 'effort' and hours of the class in the course description (self-paced class), but...Nobody at CDE can tell me if this would be accepted or not. Does anyone have experience with these (or MOOC) courses? Thanks so much.
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

    AlwaysAttend Enthusiast

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    I would tell you not to waste your time or money on something that doesn't have a policy in place already. I have no knowledge but if it's needed for credit it's not worth the risk.

    If it's just yearly PD for your school (we have a 20 hour per year requirement), talk to your school about creating a policy. They could even create certs for you probably.
     
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    are you currently employed as a teacher?
     
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    I got the impression it was more of a pd hour situation, but now that you say that, maybe they still require pd to keep the license whether it's being used or not.
     

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