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Credit Requirements for Course Work / Professional Activities

1.  Academic Courses  

Documentation: Official transcript or grade report Credits granted.  
Credits/Hours: 1 credit equals 15 hrs.  3 credits equals 45 hrs.

Limitations: No limit on credit hours that may be earned in this manner.

2.  Workshops/Seminars/Professional Conferences 

Documentation:  Certificate of participation, which includes the sponsoring organization and contact hours.
 Limitations:  No limit on credit hours that may be earned in this manner.

3. Designing, Developing and Teaching Courses or Workshops

Documentation:  Verification by sponsoring institution or organization
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours 


4.  Applied Experience in Content Area of Endorsement

Documentation:  Description of job/position, educational travel, or  
 volunteer service 

  •  Employment:  Employer or sponsor verification of experience or service, including number of hours and/or weeks 
  • Related Educational Travel:  Documentation of travel (may include journal,  tickets, museum stubs, itinerary, etc)
  • Volunteer Service:  Sponsor verification of service, including number of hours and/or weeks 

Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours

5.  Local School/District Activities or Action Research/Reform:

Documentation:  Brief description of goals and outcome of activity/project.  Verification by project/activity sponsor or participant's role and number of contact hours.
Limitations:
   Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours 

6.  State Education Activities or reform Projects/Committees

Documentation:  Brief description of goals or activity/project.  Verification by sponsor of participant's role and number of contact hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours.

7.  Institution of Higher Education Reform Activities

Documentation:  Brief description of goals or activity/project.  Verification by sponsor of participant's role and number of contact hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours.


8.  Educational Research and Publication

Documentation:  Verification or research and publication by a recognizable and credible organization or verification of acceptance of the theses by an academic advisor.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours.

9.  National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification

Documentation:  A NBPTS portfolio, letter from the state of Vermont Agency of Education National Board Coordinator verifying submission of portfolio or copy of the National Board Certificate earned.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours.

10.  Industrial Credentials, Emergency Medical Technician or Commercial Driver's License

Documentation:  Official documentation of passage of the examination or receipt of the first CDL.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours and first issuance of CDL.  

11.  Peace Corp Experience

Documentation:  Verification by the organization's director or participant's role and number of credit hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 6 credits or 90 credit hours

12.  Mentor to a New Teacher

Documentation:  Verification by the school's principal of the  participant's role and number of credit hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 hours

13.  Clinical Continuing Education

Documentation:  Official transcript, grade report, or Certificate of participation with number of contact hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 4.5 credits or 62.5 credit hours.  Applicable to Speech-Language Pathologists, School Nurses, Social Workers and School Psychologists only.

14.  School Business/Industry or School-Community Partnership
Documentation:  Official Brief description of goals of partnership and verification by project organizer of participant's role and number of contact hours.
Limitations:  Limited to 3 credits or 45 credit hours.

 

 

Last Updated: 8/2/15