Teacher Recertification

At Valdosta State University Continuing Education we offer a variety of course formats for teachers to maintain their certification and explore new areas of educational interest. In addition, we offer Advanced Placement Summer Institutes on campus for teachers interested in teaching AP® and Pre-AP® courses.

For more information click on a course type option to see the classes available in each format. Click here for PLU Requirements

Summer 2014 Teacher Workshops  

Self-paced/Open Entry PLU Approved Courses Online or on CD-ROM*

Valdosta State University Continuing Education has partnered with Virtual Education Software, Inc.(VESi) to offer professional learning unit courses for K-12 educators. These interactive continuing education courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule.

Most courses are available in two formats!
Please specify your preference when registering 
    1.  Online access - requires access to high-speed Internet 
    2.  CD-ROM - using your own computer (you must complete the course on the same computer on which you start)
The content and assessments are the same in either format.

Click here for Computer System and PLU Requirements

Click HERE for a list of course titles and a brief description (number in parenthesis = number of PLUs) or 
Click HERE for complete information on all VESi courses

Please note: Courses approved for PLU credit are not convertible to academic credit/semester hours.

*The CD-ROM format will no longer be available after August 15, 2014. 



Instructor-paced PLU Approved Courses Online 

(all instructor-paced, 6 week online courses noted here are approved for 2 PLUs)
Courses approved for PLU credit are not convertible to academic credit. 

Valdosta State University Continuing Education has partnered with ED2GO to offer courses for professional learning units (PLUs). Lessons in these courses are paced out over a six-week period. Each lesson includes a quiz, which is instructional in nature, and there is a final test attached to the last lesson. The final test must be passed at the 75% level to receive PLU credit.

All 6 week, instructor-paced PLU courses are $109 unless otherwise noted. For a complete list of classes, click HERE.

Click here for a schedule of starting dates

Click here for Computer System and PLU Requirements

 

Preparation for Teaching AP® Classes - 2014 Summer Institutes

Valdosta State University Continuing Education has teamed up with the Dewar College of Education & Human Services to provide week-long Advanced Placement Summer Institutes® (APSI®) for teachers committed to the pursuit of enhanced teaching and learningInstitute offerings vary each year and are held in late JUne and mid-July. All programs are taught by College Board approved consultants.

Click HERE for the details on the upcoming summer institutes.


Additional Information:

System Requirements for CD-ROM courses:
These computer-based software courses are designed to be run from the compact disc (CD) and saves user data on the hard drive of their Macintosh or Windows computer. You MUST begin and complete your course on the same computer.

Macintosh Requirements:

  • Operating system 9.2, OS10.x, OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • A color monitor, min. 15" capable of displaying 800x600 px
  • 256 MB of RAM, 5MB of hard disk space
  • A printer attached to your computer

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows XP or newer
  • A color monitor, min. 15" capable of displaying 800x600 px
  • 256 MB of RAM, at least 5 MB of available hard drive space
  • A printer attached to your computer

System Requirements for Online courses:

In general you will need a basic computer running Windows 98 or higher with Internet access, e-mail, Netscape or Internet Explorer web browser. For those courses related to a specific software application (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) you will need to have the appropriate software installed on your computer. 

PLU Requirements:
A "Prior Approval" form will be emailed to you upon registration. This form must be completed and signed by your superintendent or system designee and returned to VSU Continuing Education. If you are not currently employed in a school setting you must sign the bottom of the form. It is your responsibility to make sure your school system will accept courses delivered via Computer Based Instruction (CD-ROM) or Online Instruction for PLU credit. Courses approved for PLU credit are not convertible to academic credit. 

Upon completion of the course you must submit the required assignments and original course completion certificate as directed in your course materials. For CD-ROM courses, mail or fax the certificate and evaluation form as instructed with your instructional package. Those taking online courses should mail or fax the certificate generated upon submission of the final to VSU Continuing Education (fax 229.333.5397). Upon verification of mastery a "Completion Letter" will be sent to your superintendent or system designee and a copy will be sent to you for your records.

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