UO Professional Development for Educators
UO Academic Extension

Academic Credit and PDUs

Credit Options

Professional Development for Educators events are frequently offered with a credit option. The University of Oregon is on a quarterly credit system.

Academic credit is typically earned for course work completed during a ten-week academic quarter. The University of Oregon requires at least ten hours of in class or contact time and thirty hours for out-of-class assignments for one graduate level credit.

One hour of academic credit can be earned by attending a workshop and successfully completing out-of-class assignments. These assignments generally include some required reading, a reaction paper, and a project that allows participants to apply what has been learned to the classroom or in another professional setting. The due date for the paper/project is usually six to eight weeks after the workshop.

Participants seeking the credit option for a one-day workshop will also participate in extended sessions and distance education components. These may include lunch assignments, post-workshop sessions, and activities such as follow-up assignments and online discussions with the presenter.

Credit requirements for specific workshops will be available on-site. They can also be requested a week ahead by calling 800-824-2714 or 541-346-4231 or by emailing the program coordinator at pde@uoregon.edu.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

All participants receive a certificate that verifies their participation, the number of hours of instruction associated with the workshop and the equivalent number of PDUs.