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Covid-19 Professional Development Courses

Please make sure you read the entire page below including the course instructions and the pre-approval document. The majority of answers can be found on this page. If you still have questions after reading this page, please email albion@isu.edu or call 208-282-4838.

*You can now earn up to 24 credits due to our new suite of 12 additional Summer 2021 credits!

Important Information

Teachers who have learned new skills, changed lesson plans, rearranged classroom learning, learned or used new technologies, and used other teaching methods during non-contract hours to adapt to Covid-19 standards can earn up to 24 professional development credits (our courses are graduate level, non-degree, semester credits) through Idaho State University. To earn all 24 credits, register for all 12 courses or choose any combination of the credit options listed below. You do not have to complete the courses in order. Please note that we do not offer refunds, so please ensure that your state/district will accept these credits before registering (see 'Pre-Approval Information' below).

The Preparing to Teach During Covid-19 courses will be transcribed as Fall 2020. The Implementing Covid-19 Teaching and Learning Methods courses will be transcribed as Spring 2021. The Art of Distance Teaching and Education During a Pandemic courses will be transcribed as Summer 2021.

If you have already completed a set of courses, time logs and evidence must be different than those already submitted for credit. (If you emailed more hours than you needed to for the fall/spring courses, you may use the excess hours you sent us toward the summer courses). All courses will be transcribed with different course numbers as seen below. 

To receive your credits, you will email your documentation of hours and the supporting evidence to us. Hours can be counted from February 2020-present for Fall, Spring, and Summer courses. For each credit, you should document 15 hours. If you sign up for multiple courses, you can send one email with all hours included. Once registered, you will receive an email within 2-4 days with instructions on where to send the log and supporting evidence or you can Download Course Instructions Here. Once we receive your log(s) and supporting evidence, your grade will post after 5 business days and you can order or view your transcript here at no cost.

Follow These Steps!

  1. Get the courses pre-approved by your State Department of Education and your local school district. The courses are non-refundable, so it is very important to get the courses pre-approved prior to registering.
  2. Register for the courses/credits you need (Note: 15 hours of clock time is required to be recorded on a log, with supporting evidence, per semester credit).
  3. Download Course Instructions Here.
  4. Request your transcript after 5 days of sending in your logs and evidence. It can take up to 5 business days for all your grades and credits to appear on your transcript after you send your logs and evidence (some courses may get graded/credit awarded before others!). 

Registration Links

Note: To register for multiple or all 12 courses, click here to download instructions to use the cart feature.
*All courses listed below are still open

Pre-Approval Information

The deadline to register and submit your logs for Fall/Spring courses is August 31st.
The deadline to register and submit your logs for Summer courses is September 30th.

For seeking pre-approval, please see this attached syllabus/grading rubric/course number list. Our courses are graduate level, non-degree, semester credits and will be transcribed on an official Idaho State University transcript once graded. The transcript key will indicate that these are graduate courses. Check with your State Department of Education and local school district to make sure they will accept credits from ISU (accredited public university). 

These courses are transcribed as graduate level, non-degree, semester credits and are equivalent to 15 clock hours or .5 semester hours (in states where semester hours require 30 contact hours) or 15 PDPs/PDUs or 1.5 CEUs/15 OPI renewal units. Pre-approval course numbers for Preparing to Teach During Covid-19 are EDUC 5598P-40605 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-40603 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-40604 (3 credit course). Pre-approval numbers for Implementing Covid-19 Teaching and Learning Methods are EDUC 5598P-40810 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-40811 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-40812 (3 credit course). Pre-approval numbers for The Art of Distance Teaching are EDUC5598P-41009 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-41010 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-41011 (3 credit course). Pre-approval numbers for Education During a Pandemic are EDUC 5598P-41012 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-41013 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-41014 (3 credit course).

If you are still interested in earning more credits from Idaho State University, please see our online self-paced courses

For more information or questions please visit our FAQ or contact The Albion Center at albion@isu.edu or 208-282-4838