College Credit & Clock Hours
College Credit Options
We have many ways for you to earn college credit. All options are very affordable, and available in a large variety of formats:
Tuition is inexpensive, just $55 for 1 graduate or undergraduate credit when you attend any live general session that we sponsor. Scholarships are offered to K-12 teachers, counselors, special educators and other youth professionals. We sponsor in-person general session workshops every fall and spring. Click for the class schedule, call 1.800.545.5736, or you can email us.
If you prefer to earn your credit through professional development courses that are offered online, our Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth distance class is your fastest option. Tuition is very inexpensive, just $55 for 1 credit. If you want to train your entire team, multiple staff can view our Breakthrough Strategies online distance course and take the course for credit.
On-Site Credit Classes and Webinars
We also offer on-site inservice seminars. Your on-site session can be scheduled for your whole staff on your choice of day and times. We can arrange for college credit with tuition of $55 for one unit. We can also provide your on-site workshop training electronically via affordable, live, on-site webinars that can offer inexpensive $55 college credit for your staff. The webinar is presented online to your team on your choice of day and time. Staff may participate from a variety of locations. That's a very affordable option. Call us at 1.800.545.5736 or click here to email.
Clock Hours and CEUs Are Also Offered
All of our courses offer clock hours (CEUs). They're usually free when you register for our live workshop, purchase an online distance learning course, or arrange an on-site workshop or webinar presentation for your team or conference. Scroll down or click here to learn more about the CEUs we offer.
More Details on College Credit
Our live and online courses both offer college credit. We usually offer Seattle Pacific University's credit for our online courses and most in-person presentations. We provide Portland State University credit for Oregon in-person courses.
Both Seattle Pacific University and Portland State University are regionally accredited universities. Verify their accreditation status here. In addition, both SPU and PSU are approved by NCATE (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). View the NCATE accreditation for Seattle Pacific University. View the NCATE accreditation for Portland State University. Please note that NCATE is in the process of being consolidated into http://caepnet.org so the two links above will likely change at some point. Formal accreditation is the key designation that normally ensures that the college or university credit will be accepted for most purposes such as salary increases, degree programs, etc. but check with your board or university if you want to be certain.
College credit is usually available from the Special Ed and Ed Counseling departments, and we can often arrange both graduate or undergraduate level options.
If you need credit in a hurry, we can usually help. Without extra charge, we work hard to quickly provide your grade once your homework arrives, and to promptly transmit your grade to the university.
We only partner with student-centered universities that work hard to meet your needs so getting a transcript from the university is usually a quick process too.
For live sessions, the homework is a 3 minute pre-test and 3 minute post-test, plus you have to find 50 better Coping, School, and Social Skills Strategies. You will hear 200 strategies during a typical workshop. For online, courses there are additional assignments.
When you arrive at our live workshop, you will be offered the opportunity to sign up for college credit. The cost of earning credit at a live class is inexpensive, just $55, and units are available at the graduate and undergraduate level. When you order the online professional development workshop, be sure to request college credit registration forms.
Clock Hours and Continuing Ed Units (CEUs)
Options for Clock Hours and CEUs
Earn 10 Clock Hours
Our Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Live Workshop offers 10 generic CEUs without charge. We also offer the same workshop online, also with 10 free CEUs. If you need specialize clock hours, like Washington State OSPI Teacher Clock Hours, there is a fee that is payable to the university that facilitates the process. All our online workshop options are the perfect professional development choice if you need CEUs quickly since you can download and view courses right away. We can also provide on-site, in-person classes with 10 CEUs for your school, agency, conference, or event. On-site, online webinars are also available for your team, and can include any amount of free continuing ed units.
Earn 3 Clock Hours
Earn 1 Clock Hour
We have a large assortment of online classes that offer one CEU. These short seminars can help you learn a lot while earning the continuing ed units you need. You can view more details on all our 1 unit online courses.
More Details on Clock Hours
There is normally no charge for most CEUs but there are a few exceptions. There is a mandated charge for Washington State Teacher Hours, and occasionally for other types of continuing ed units.
We have Clock Hours/CEUs, Professional Development Units, Teacher Continuing Education Hours (CEH), PDUs, PDHs, California Behavior Board Hours, Social Worker Units, LPC Hours, Psychologist Units, and many other hours for counselors, social workers, substance abuse counselors, therapists, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors, educators, mental health clinicians, supervisors, MFTs, and special educators. We have continuing ed unit approvals for many other disciplines and states.
We typically have the continuing education units shown below, subject to any required re-approvals, but we have a very long list of other approvals so get in touch with us to see if we have the exact type of hours your need.
Here are some examples of the type of hours we offer; contact us for the full current list: Washington State Teacher Hours; California Behavior Board Hours for Social Workers, MFTs, Supervisors; Ohio Social Worker and Counselor Hours; Oregon LPC Hours; Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units (PDUs); KY Leadership Units; GA Social Work and LPC Hours. We have more so ask if you don't see the units you need. Call 1.800.545-5736 or email to see if we have the exact professional development units you need.
To see even more details on Youth Change Workshop's clock hour and CEU approvals, click here.
To see extensive details on Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours, click here.
You can almost always substitute college credit for hours. We also offer college credit, as described at the top of the page. Rules for CEUs can change so if you're concerned, be sure to consult your governing body to confirm that our professional development units will work for you.
There is no homework or testing required to earn CEUs from live courses. At in-person seminars, you simply pick up your continuing ed certificate at the end of the course as you leave. Your certificate will be emailed to you if you choose a distance learning option, and brief quizzes or tests will be required to earn the units.
and inexpensive college graduate and undergraduate credit,
and free clock hours