Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Credit

Professional Growth Credits

At the end of each one-day workshop sponsored by Smekens Education, participants receive a certificate of completion which acknowledges time spent in professional development. Each certificate is signed by the presenter and lists the key points addressed during the workshop. Teachers who participate in a webAcademy online workshop are also eligible to receive a completion certificate if they choose the Verified version.
Because the requirements for each state vary, participants are responsible for verifying that professional learning from Smekens Education will fulfill their state's continuing education requirements.

Smekens Education is an ACSI Approved Provider. For more information, visit our ACSI continuing education credit page.

In addition to credit for time spent in professional development, participants can also elect to earn graduate-level university units.

For workshops held in Illinois, Smekens Education works with the ROE where the workshop is located to provide state-approved professional development credit. As an approved subcontractor of the ROE, Smekens Education is able to provide all Illinois teachers with the state-approved credit, regardless of where they reside in Illinois. Please check individual workshop pages for specific ROE approval information or email for more information.

Certified educators in Indiana can earn 5.25 PGPs for attending any one-day workshop sponsored by Smekens Education. (Online workshops provide 5 PGPs.) The completion certificate provided at the end of the workshop serves as verification of attendance.

Through a partnership with Madonna University, attendees may receive SCECHs for attending Smekens Education workshops.

Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop are eligible to receive five (5) SCECHs for each one-day seminar. Participants arriving on time will receive the SCECH form when they check in. Participants must fill out the SCECH form completely and turn it in at the end of the workshop to the designated monitor. (NOTE: SCECH forms will not be accepted for participants who arrive late or depart early from the workshop.) Participants must turn in their own SCECH form before they leave the workshop. Forms cannot be accepted by mail or from their colleagues. An evaluation must be completed by the participant to receive credit. The evaluation will be emailed to the participant after MIEM receives the SCECH forms back. A fee of $20 per participant applies and is due on the day of the seminar.

With prior approval from a Local Professional Development Committee, certified educators from Ohio can earn 5.25 CEUs (5 Contact Hours) for attending any one-day workshop sponsored by Smekens Education. The completion certificate provided at the end of the workshop, in addition to a Verification of Participation form, serves as proof of Contact Hours.

West Virginia
With prior approval from a participant's school or district, certified educators can earn continuing education credit for attending Smekens Education workshops. For each one-day workshop, participants engage in 5.25 hours of professional development (5 hours for an online workshop) and receive a completion certificate to verify attendance.

Other states
With prior approval from a participant's school or district, it may be possible to earn credit for attending a Smekens Education workshop. For each one-day workshop, participants engage in 5.25 hours of professional development (5 hours for online workshops).
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Earn Graduate-Level Credit at a Smekens Workshop

Smekens Education is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level semester units. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to pursue 1, 2, or 3 non-degree units. These units are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of a graduate-level unit is separate from the registration fee.


(These are post-baccalaureate professional development semester units of non-degree graduate level and are not applicable to a degree at University of the Pacific.)

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Smekens Education and the University of the Pacific/University College take pride in working together to make available the opportunity for educators like you, to earn graduate-level university semester units. We understand that being an educator takes time, energy and a lot of dedication so we feel compelled to make this process affordable, practical, and at the same time rewarding.

For only an additional cost of $62 per unit, we can help you meet your salary advancement and/or recertification requirements. All University of the Pacific courses offered through Smekens Education are graded, graduate-level semester, professional development courses, designed as professional growth for educators.

The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and all courses will appear on an Official Transcript from the Registrar's Office at UOP. Participating in our workshop sessions are a prerequisite to the course enrollment(s). Some school districts may require pre-approval prior to enrollment. It is your responsibility to know your district's policies.