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Recertification Credits for educators with a professional teaching certificate

The professional development activities at the Education and Business Summit are approved to award continuing education unit (CEU) credits. You can earn recertification credits by attending general and concurrent sessions.  You will be assigned a scan card at the EBS to track all session attendance.  Using the mailing address provided for registration, the EBS staff will provide an official documentation form verifying your participation and the credits earned.  For more information on the credit matrix, please visit SC Department of Education’s Educator Services Web site at: http://www.ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/

Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about earning credits through session attendance:

1. How many recertification credits can I earn at the Summit?
The number that any participant will earn depends on the sessions that he or she chooses to attend.  It is the responsibility of each attendee to make sure that earning recertification credits by tracking your session attendance is appropriate and approved for his or her personal professional development plan. NOTE: Per state recertification guidelines, districts may allow only 60 conference-attained recertification units to be used toward certificate renewal.

2. Do I need to register to collect session credits?
No, there is no registration required other than Summit registration.  The only thing that you will need to get started will be provided for you in advance.  You must download the conference app or access it via browser for virtual access to session.

3. How do I validate my recertification credits?
You will receive, in advance of the summit, information regarding the recording of your attendance at Summit sessions.  Please be sure you have registered with a mailing address and email address you have access to during the summer.

4. I've lost or did not receive my transcript of recertification credits.  What do I do? 
Please direct transcript questions to transcripthelp@outlook.com.

EDUCATORS IN INDUSTRY COURSES for DIRECT Participants (not for renewal)

The Educators in Industry courses allow attendees to earn certification credits toward the six semester-hour requirement for teachers working toward their first professional certificate.  These credits cannot be used in addition to the re-certification credits received from attending the summit sessions. 

Required workbook HERE.

Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about earning credits through the Educators in Industry courses. 

1. How many Educators in Industry Courses are available?
Summit attendees that are working toward their first DIRECT certification are eligible to complete annually, and in sequence, one of two Educators in Industry courses:

  • Educators in Industry
  • Educators in Industry Advanced

2. How many certification hours can I earn through the Educators in Industry courses (EIC)?
For each of the courses that you successfully complete, you can earn 60 credits (3 semester-hours of credit) towards certification. All EIC courses are approved towards the six semester credit requirements for initial certification. 

3. How do I register for the course?
If any of the qualifying teachers want to take the course, please select the option on the registration materials. Once registered for both the Summit and the course, the teacher should click here to download the course materials.  Please bring your course work to the Summit and be prepared to attend the sessions and take notes pertaining to each session as outlined in the course work.  EIC participants must attend the EIC seminar on Monday afternoon.

4. What constitutes the coursework?
In addition to the concurrent sessions that you choose to attend, you will be required to attend several specific sessions during the Summit, including meetings at the conference on Monday through Thursday. You will have additional follow-up assignments to be completed by Tuesday, November 1, 2020. Late course work will not be accepted.  Details about specific course requirements will be shared at the required EII seminar on Monday at the Summit.

5. Can I also get re-certification credits by tracking my session attendance?
No—You may do either, but not both. Attendance at a required number of Summit sessions is already calculated into the number of credits that you will earn by completing the course.

6. What does it cost to take the course?
The Educators in Industry courses are available at no cost to you as a registered Summit participant.