Options for Attendance and Earning Credit

Attendance Only- Professional Development Points

The CTA will award a certificate documenting 30 hours of attendance and participation at the Content Teaching Academy.  Most school districts will translate this as 30 professional development points. Perfect attendance during the week of the Academy is required. No follow up work is required for this option.

Graduate Credit

Participants will earn 3 hours of university graduate credit (90 professional development points) upon successful completion of an academy.  This option requires attendance at two additional night sessions plus the successful completion of follow up assignments.  This grade will appear on your official JMU transcript.  Transcripts can be requested from the JMU Registrars site at: http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/.

Additional Information for Participants

The Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual provides guidance for all license holders and may be accessed on the VDOE website or by clicking here.  Sections 1. College Credit and Section 8. Professional Development Activity are particularly pertinent to participants of the CTA.