Earn 3 hours of graduate credit!

Earn 3 hours of graduate credit!

Graduate Credit


Thanks to a partnership with the Midwest Teachers Institute, educators who attend both days of selected Smekens Education workshops can earn three hours of graduate credit for just $375. These are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. (Check with your district or employers to determine their policies for pay increases.)

MTI partners with Colorado State University-Pueblo to offer graduate credit for teachers who attend Smekens Education workshops. CSU-Pueblo is fully accredited by CAEP and the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. MTI courses through CSU-Pueblo are accepted in all 50 states.

Registration information will be shared during the 10 a.m. break of each workshop. After the workshop, attendees have a month to apply their training hours to the program. The cost of graduate credit is separate from the cost of attending a workshop.

Selected workshops available:

Writing Remix


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Professional Growth Credits

Certified educators can earn professional growth credits for attending a Smekens Education workshop. All workshop attendees receive a certificate of participation for 5.5 hours of professional development for each one-day workshop. Visit our Continuing Education Credit page to learn more.

Illinois-Specific Credit

As an approved professional development subcontractor, Smekens Education is happy to provide all Illinois teachers with state-approved professional development credit for attending the Six Traits of Effective Writing workshop.