How to Earn
Oregon Teacher PDUs
From Our Live & Online Courses
How to Earn
Oregon Teacher PDUs
(Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units)
We get lots of questions about Oregon Teacher PDUs and how to earn them. This page is the one place you can turn to for fast, clear, concise, accurate answers. This information is subject to change so also be sure to check with the Oregon Teacher Standards & Practices Commission if you are concerned that you have the most up-to-date information.
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops is one of your fastest and best sources of PDUs/Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units. We have three ways you can earn Oregon Teacher PDUs quickly and affordably.
In a hurry? We are also very practiced at helping you quickly earn the PDUs you need.
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What are Oregon Teacher PDUs?
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops can provide you with a wide array of PDUs and clock hours/CEUs for many disciplines including teachers. The State of Oregon has specific requirements for K-12 teachers to earn PDUs in order to maintain licensure. Youth Change Professional Development Workshops has live, on-site and online courses that can provide you with 10 to 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs. Click the preceding links to learn more about the live, on-site and online versions of our Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop with optional PDUs.
How can I earn Oregon Teacher PDUs?
There are three ways that Youth Change Workshops can help you earn your Oregon Teacher PDUs.
First, our live Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop is your easiest in-person option when you sign up for a general session presentation.
Second, our Online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Video Workshop is a really easy option because our videos are super easy to watch, as easy as a YouTube video.
Third, our on-site Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth inservice trainings can be scheduled for your school, agency, university or conference.
These three options mean that Oregon teachers can earn PDUs from one of the following choices (click on the links for more details): our live workshop, our online teacher video training workshop, or our on-site professional development training.
How many Oregon Teacher PDUs can I earn from your course?
You can earn either 10 or 20 PDUs from our 10 hour Breakthrough Strategies course. You have two choices of how many Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units you earn from our Breakthrough Strategies Workshop. To earn either 10 or 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs from our course, first, you take our Breakthrough Strategies course, either live, on-site or online. To earn 10 PDUs, you complete viewing the course, and submit very brief pre- and post-tests, If the two tests are satisfactory, you earn 10 PDUs that we document with a formal print or emailed certificate. If you want to earn more PDUs from the 10 hour Breakthrough Strategies course, then you need to also sign up to take the course for college credit. That doubles the number of PDUs you earn to 20. There is additional homework for taking the course for college graduate credit.
This information is correct as of 2019. Verify with the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission if you to ensure that there have been no recent changes.
What work do I have to do to earn 10 or 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs?
To earn either 10 or 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs, you must sign up to attend or view the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth inservice training workshop.
How to Earn 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs
For live courses– whether general session workshops or on-site trainings held at a school, agency or conference, upon arrival, you simply attend the course and sign up to receive a certificate of completion that documents you completed 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs. For our online course, you must view the online video of the course and take three minute pre- and post-tests, which you submit to us via email. Details are included with the course and you receive that information immediately after purchasing it. Once you finish the online course, you will need to email us to request 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs. To earn 10 PDUs for our 10 hour course, there is no homework or testing beyond these requirements.
How to Earn 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs
For live courses– whether general session workshops or on-site trainings held at a school, agency or conference, upon arrival, you sign up for college graduate credit. The cost of a grad credit is currently $55. You will need to complete the homework that is described by the instructor during the live workshop session. By taking our 10 hour live course for college credit, you double the number of Oregon Teacher PDUs you earn. For our online course, you must view the online video of the course, sign up for college grad credit and complete homework, which you submit to us via email. Easy how-to details are included with the online Breakthrough Strategies course— and you receive that information immediately after purchase. Once you finish watching the online course, you will submit your forms and homework to earn one graduate credit. One graduate credit currently equals 20 PDUs.
How much does it cost to earn Oregon Teacher PDUs?
First, here are the costs to view the Breakthrough Strategies course either in person, online or on-site: The cost to attend the live Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop is currently $169 but we always offer scholarships to defray that cost. Call 503-982-4220 to request a scholarship for our live workshop. The current cost to view the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Online Workshop is $189. Contact us about the cost of on-site training for your school, agency, institute or conference.
There is no additional fee to get a certificate of completion for 10 PDUs. College credit currently costs $55 if you want to earn 20 Teacher PDUs. That’s all the charges. Note that we do not charge anything extra to expedite the process for you if you need us to hurry your paperwork through to meet your fast approaching deadline.
Can I earn less than 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs?
We offer only 10 or 20 PDUs. You may find that is typical throughout the State of Oregon.
How do I know that your Oregon Teacher PDUs will be approved?
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops is a 30 year old landmark teacher training company. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission does not pre-approve workshops. It leaves that approval to your school district. In our history, we have never even had a hint of a problem with our course being approved for PDUs in the anywhere in the State of Oregon– and we have trained thousands of Oregon teachers over our many decades. Second, if you opt to take the Breakthrough Strategies course for college credit, we work only with regionally accredited universities that are approved to offer courses in the State of Oregon. You should have absolutely nothing to worry about. You’re in good hands.
What official documentation will I get that I earned Oregon Teacher PDUs?
If you opt to take the Breakthrough Strategies course for 10 hours, you will receive a print or PDF certificate of completion. If you opt to take the course for college graduate credit, upon your request, you can receive an official transcript from our partner university. You will also automatically receive official documentation of your passing grade from the partner university.
I need to get Oregon Teacher Professional Development Hours really fast. How fast can I earn them from you?
You can get your Oregon PDUs really fast. We are specialists in fast. We understand that your job is on the line and we take your deadline seriously and provide expert help to move as quickly as possible to take care of absolutely everything you need to expedite earning your PDUs. We’ve been helping Oregon teachers get fast PDUs for decades and we can help you.
From the moment you purchase our online Breakthrough Strategies Workshop (click) you are just 10 hours away from earning 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs as the course requires 10 hours to view. To earn 10 Oregon Teacher PDUs, you also will need a few moments to complete and submit your pre- and post-tests. That’s it. You’re done. To earn 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs, you still need the 10 hours to view the course but you also need to set aside time for homework.
For those of you opting to earn 10 Oregon PDUs, normally, once you are done viewing the online workshop, we can process your PDU certificate request within a day or so of receiving the completed forms from you. For those of you opting to earn 20 Oregon PDUs, normally, once you are done viewing the online workshop, we can process your forms and homework within a day or so of receiving the completed forms from you. Our partner university usually requests 1-2 weeks to process your completion and send you documentation. You can request a transcript or you can instead just use the formal grade report that the university will automatically provide you.
If you ask, we can usually speed the process up even faster, and we do not charge for this courtesy– however, we do ask that you alert us at the time of purchase that you will quickly need your final documentation expedited.
For those of your who decide to pursue 20 PDUs and consequently, must take our Breakthrough Strategies course for grad credit, once your forms arrive at our partner university, you can contact them to get your paperwork expedited. We work with student-centered universities that work hard to process your documents promptly but it is best to allow them at least a week or two or more to turnaround your paperwork unless you contact them first to see how quickly they can help you. In general, from purchase to having the official completion in your hands normally takes about 1 business day for the 10 PDU certificate of completion. To receive your grade report or a transcript to document that you earned 20 Oregon Teacher PDUs by earning 1 grad credit, that can take 1-2 weeks total.
Remember: If you are in a hurry and need expedited processing, it will be your job to remind us of that at every turn. We get a lot of anxious students facing quickly approaching deadlines so to have us help you get expedited service, you have to remind us at every contact. We do an exceptional job of helping move everything very quickly but we need your help with regular reminders at each contact.
I am not a teacher in Oregon. Do you have other kinds of clock hours for other states and disciplines?
Yes, we have an entire Continuing Education page (click) filled with details on how to earn “regular,” free clock hours/CEUs, plus there are all the details you need on how to earn college graduate or under-graduate credit for $55 tuition from our live, on-site or online video workshops.
I need Oregon Teacher PDUs but before I sign up to take the online training video course, I need to understand how it works. Please explain.
If you can watch a YouTube video, you can watch our online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop because it works exactly the same. Once you purchase the online workshop, you are transferred to a receipt page.
The receipt page has a PDF link. You open up that PDF link and you will find all the information you need on that one page. The PDF has the links that you click to watch the class, plus information on exactly what you must do to earn PDUs and/or college credit. You also receive our email address and our toll-free 800 number so help is just a click or call way. Email will be the fastest way to reach us.
Since the online Breakthrough Strategies video of the workshop works just like a YouTube video, you can pause, stop, rewind and forward through it. You can watch the video immediately and on multiple devices that belong to you. The workshop video plays on most mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets.
While you can watch the online workshop on multiple personal devices, you are not permitted to share the course with others as buying the course means you are authorized for a single viewer to watch it. You will also receive the electronic version of the course workbook that you can print. If you want to share the course with others, you will need to buy a license.
Our online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth course is also truly very useful. You will learn 200 more effective classroom behavior management strategies, along with interventions for students’ mental health and trauma issues, as well as methods to improve social skills problems.