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Required Professional Development Hours

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Required Professional Development Hours

1 college credit hour = 15 PD contact hours 

Classification

Initial Certification
Years 1-4

Reactivation

Career Certification
Years 5-99

PD Exempt Status

Adult Education & Literacy (AEL)

60 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

20 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Professional Certification

(most core areas & librarians)

30 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

15 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Career Education  (formerly vocational)

90 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

30 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Student Services

40 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

20 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Administration (superintendent)

120 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

30 annually until exempt

Two of three:

- 10 years,

- next higher degree, or

- national certification

Administration (principals, special ed. directors and career ed. directors)

120 hours total over 4 years

24 hours plus annual

Years 5-10 must complete EdS degree in ed. adm., C&I, or reading/literacy or 30 hours annually

 

Years 11-99
exempt with EdS degree or national certification

Provisional Certification  (2 Years)

must complete credits/requirements to move to Initial certification within two years

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Temporary Certification  (1 year)

must complete 9 college credits annually

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