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Continuing Education and Professional Development

Expanding your knowledge will always create new opportunities—to advance your career or take it in a new direction, to enhance your ability to work with others, or to explore new ways of thinking and understanding.

Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Many of our opportunities can be used to earn PDPs for teacher recertification. The number of professional development points awarded varies by professional development opportunity offered.

  • Upper-level or equivalent or lower-level undergraduate course 1 semester hour = 15 PDPs
  • Upper-level undergraduate course or approved equivalent (content must be substantially new to the teacher) 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Graduate-level course or approved equivalent 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Undergraduate or graduate course or equivalent audits 1 semester hour = 7.5 PDPs

Also, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will offer 1.5 PDPs per clock hour for professional development opportunities that:

  • Total 10 hours, minimum;
  • Include a product or pre- and post-content assignment; and
  • Include a follow-up component.