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Participants attending seminars, conferences, trainings, and institutes by the Bureau of Education & Research have the opportunity of earning graduate level professional development credit through University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, upon completion of follow-up practicum projects and payment of an additional fee. The fee in all states and provinces is $70 (in U.S. funds) per credit. A maximum of 4 credits per program offering is offered.

Participants taking online courses offered by the Bureau of Education & Research have the opportunity of earning up to 4 graduate level professional development credits through University of Massachusetts Global. For more information please click here.

For answers to additional questions beyond those which follow, call the School of Extended Education at University of Massachusetts Global at (800) 632-0094. Detailed information regarding university credit is also available at the University of Massachusetts Global website. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global will also be available at the training.

University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global), is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). UMass Global (formerly Brandman University) offers nationally recognized academic programs for the nontraditional learner fully online, on ground at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington and through UMass Global MyPath, its self-paced competency-based education program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions



How soon may I expect to receive confirmation from University of Massachusetts Global after I've registered with them for course credit?

You may expect to receive an email confirmation letter from University of Massachusetts Global within 30 days of University of Massachusetts Global’s receipt of your registration paperwork and fee. Your confirmation will also include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project for mailing your completed project.

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How do I submit my final project to University of Massachusetts Global?

The confirmation letter you receive from University of Massachusetts Global will include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project. Do NOT send your completed project directly to University of Massachusetts Global. If you no longer have access to that information, please email University of Massachusetts Global directly by Clicking Here or phone at (800) 632-0094.

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What is University of Massachusetts Global's accreditation?

The University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, is accredited by, and is a member of, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. University of Massachusetts Global is also a member of the American Council on Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teachers.

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What are the requirements for receiving credit?

The following information is found on the enrollment form presented at the training to those individuals enrolling in graduate level professional development credit at the seminar. The participant must attend (or listen to), and participate in, the entire training. As follow-up to the seminar or conference session, the participant must develop at least three practical projects per credit based on the training presentation. The projects should be designed to be implemented in the participant's program, i.e. worksheets, lesson plans, center activities, or plans for implementation of any topics presented. A three-page paper per credit is required based on the projects. This will be graded with a letter grade of A-C or No Pass. A detailed rubric and grading scale can be found at the University of Massachusetts Global website.

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How long do I have to complete the final project for the course?

The project is due six months from the training start date.

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How do I register for credit after attending a training?

Online: Register at www.umassglobal.edu/partner-organizations/partner-organizations/current-partnerships/bureau-of-education. Check that your pop-up blockers are off. Use the current date as the start date. To search for the BER course you attended, use the 3-character BER seminar code found on the bottom of the title page of the handbook you received – it will be the first 3 characters of a longer code at the bottom of that page.

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What kind of credit is it?

The credit the participant will receive upon the successful completion of the follow-up practicum is graduate level professional development semester credit. These are professional development units that are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement purposes such as salary increment steps and recertification.

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Will my district or state accept University of Massachusetts Global Credit?

It is the responsibility of the individual participant to verify with his/her district or state prior to enrollment whether University of Massachusetts Global graduate level professional development credit will be acceptable or not.

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What are the grading criteria for the final project?

At the time of enrollment, students will be provided with a listing of all requirements and grading criteria for the written project. The specific grading rubric used to assess the written projects can be found on the University of Massachusetts Global website.

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What is the equivalent to one semester credit in quarter credits?

One semester credit equals 1.33 quarter credits.

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If I have additional questions, how can I contact University of Massachusetts Global?

Call the School of Extended Education (800) 632-0094.

Via email: Click Here

Online: University of Massachusetts Global website

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Can I receive credit from University of Massachusetts Global and apply for state-sponsored CEU credit?

It is the participant's responsibility to check their state CEU regulations to determine if two types of credit may
be received.

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What is the cancellation/refund policy in regard to University of Massachusetts Global credit?

Participants who request cancellation in writing within thirty (30) days of their training date will receive a refund if no course work has been submitted.

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How can I obtain an official University of Massachusetts Global transcript?

Specific directions for requesting an official transcript can be obtained at the University of Massachusetts Global website.

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I am completing my University of Massachusetts Global course during my school vacation period / hiatus and
do not have access to students. How do I complete my project in light of the requirements for
evaluating student learning, my own self-evaluation and the need to include documentation?

All components of the course requirements must be addressed. If you do not have access to students to practice your activities on, you may approach your paper in the following way:

  • Explain your situation on the title page.
  • Describe the methods you intend to use for evaluating your students’ learning experience.
  • For self-evaluation, comment on your strengths and weaknesses as pertaining to the implementation of the activities. Discuss what you expect to happen in terms of your own abilities.
  • Documentation could include handouts, an example of the activity, charts for evaluation, lesson plans etc.

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