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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-282-4838.
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 Education During a Pandemic and The Art of Distance Teaching courses will be transcribed as Summer 2021. The Changing the Way I Teach and Learning Six Feet Apart courses will be transcribed as Fall 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 Summer courses, you may use the excess hours you sent us toward the Fall 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 Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 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!
- 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.
- 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).
- Download Course Instructions Here.
- 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!).
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
The deadline to register and submit your logs for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 courses is December 31.
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). Note: The Idaho State Department of Education accepts Idaho State University transcripted credits and does not require pre-approval.
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 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). Pre-approval numbers for Changing the Way I teach are EDUC 5598P-41100 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-41101 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-41102 (3 credit course). Pre-approval numbers for Learning Six Feet Apart are EDUC 5598P-41097 (1 credit course), EDUC 5598P-41098 (2 credit course), and EDUC 5598P-41099 (3 credit course).
If you are still interested in earning more credits from Idaho State University, please see our online self-paced courses.