Professional Development Q&A

  • How do I submit credits for continuing education for license renewal?

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    For appropriate CEU credit entry into NCEES, please submit a COPY of the CEU certificate with the Request for CEU Credit Into NCEES form to the Professional Development Office in Central Services.  The requestor MUST keep the original CEU certificate for their records.  Professional Development will not keep a copy of the certificate on file after entry into NCEES has been completed. Certificates must include the name of the participant, event topic or title, date(s) of attendance, and total CEUs earned and/or contact hours/seat time. Any course that was completed online in NCEES does not need to be re-submitted, credits are auto-updated in the system.  Plese note that certificates that do not contain the required information and that are not accompanied by the appropriate completed form will be returned to the requestor and may delay entry into NCEES. Please note that NCEES only recoginzes certified (licensed) and active BCS staff.  

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  • The CEUs from one of my PD courses are not showing up on My Transcript. What now?

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    Ensure that you registered for the course in NCEES.  You can check this one of two ways.  When you are in NCEES, click the Professional Development tab at the top.  Scroll down, looking on the right hand side of the screen, to the My Courses area.  Scroll through to look for the course.  Or, go directly under that section where the box says My Transcript, select the date range of the PD you took, hit search, then scroll to see if it is on that list.  If you do not see it on that list, refer to your personal files. I highly suggest all employees keep copies of PD certficates, agendas, homework, surveys, etc for their personal records to ensure you have your own documentation of all your professional learning.  If you registered for a PD in NCEES, did you submit a COPY of the CEU certificate with the Request for CEU Credit Into NCEES form to the Professional Development Office in Central Services?  Did you sign in to the PD class when you attended it in person?  Did you complete the necessary homework or surveys that were required?  If you have double checked these areas and still need assistance, please contact us.  

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  • Does my PD course count for Literacy CEUs?

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    Refer to your PD course description.  Does it align with the following Literacy descriptors?  Literacy is defined as those credits that include evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for students not demonstrating reading proficiency. Oral language, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension shall be addressed in literacy-related activities leading to license renewal for elementary school teachers.  If you are unsure after reviewing your course description and comparing it to the Literacy descriptors, please contact the PD department and share your course name, description, etc with us. 

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  • How many credits are required for licensure renewal?

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    Credits Required For Licenses Expiring On Or After: June 30, 2019:

    Grades K-5

    • 3 Academic Subject Area – Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standards 3 and 4
    • 3 Literacy* 
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies**

    Grades 6-12

    • 3 Academic Subject Area – Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standards 3 and 4
    • 3 Literacy* 
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies**

    Student Services Personnel

    • 3 Professional Discipline Area
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 Literacy* 

    Administrators

    • 3 Executive's Role - Aligned with the expectations of the North Carolina School Executive
    Standards 2, 4, and 5; focused on the school executive's role as instructional, human resources,
    and managerial leader
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies**
    • 3 Literacy* - As defined in GS 115C-296

    *Literacy Requirements for CEUs: 

    Literacy: shall include evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for students not demonstrating reading proficiency. Oral language, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension shall be addressed in literacy-related activities leading to license renewal for elementary and middle school teachers.

    **Digital Learning Competencies
    Must be related to using digital literacy to enhance instruction. Guidelines for administrator and teacher digital learning competencies can be located at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/dtl/digitallearningnc/competencies/

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  • What is provided or reimbursed when I go to NCCAT?

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    NCCAT provides the food, lodging and PD programming.  Teachers and/or their districts are responsible for travel and substitute teacher costs.  Money for substitute pay is allotted into the district PD budget, however there is a yearly limit for the district; contact Jen Damin for more information.  Transportation should be requested via emailing Karen Warfield as well as Jennifer Damin to request a county car for travel.  If Karen responds that there are no county cars available, email Jennifer Damin and Megan Miller to do an additional car request.  If both requests result in no cars available, travel will be reimbursed at $0.15/mile.  

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