Professional Development

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Professional Development

CES Licensure Program courses cover many content areas and can be taken at any time for your own professional development.

Courses can be used:

  • To show progress toward a license for teachers working on a waiver*
  • To support your professional development goals as part of the Educator Evaluation System
  • To try out a course before committing to enroll in an Initial Licensure program

*In order for courses to demonstrate continuous progress towards an Initial license, they must be taken for graduate credit. For more information on graduate credit, click here.

English as a Second Language

Courses in this program may be taken to support the teaching of English learners. PDPs earned fulfill the requirement for ESL PDPs for license renewal, providing PDPs relating to SEI or English as a Second Language.

Moderate Disabilities

Courses in this program are recommended for any teacher who wants to better support their students' diverse learning needs and styles. PDPs earned fulfill the license renewal requirement for PDPs in effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.

For teachers with a license to teach Moderate Disabilities at the elementary level who want to expand their license to include students 7 through 12, our Adolescent Development course will allow you to make that transition.

Working with students who are struggling to read? Check out courses in our Reading Specialist program

Supporting students in small groups to learn mathematics? Try our Working with the Range of Students in Mathematics course.

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Student Affairs, Licensure Programs
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5937
Email: 
lmanchester@collaborative.org