Physical Education Teacher Education

Physical Education Summer Institute

College Credit vs Professional Growth Points

PESI 2013 participants during lecture. Photo taken by Mildred Perkins.



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My only goal is to renew my license.
My goal is to renew my license as well as qualify for a pay advance in my school district.
My goal is to receive graduate credit to apply toward a graduate degree.
Professional Growth Points might be used toward licensing renewal.
Tuition Costs Per Credit Hour - Summer 2017


My only goal is to renew my license.

The cheapest and easiest way to achieve this goal through course work is to register for undergraduate pass/fail credit. You are eligible for this option even if you have completed an undergraduate or graduate program. Participants who take this option must attend all sessions, complete a conference participation journal and write a reflective implementation plan based on one session from the conference. Access to library materials is not required for this option.

You are eligible for this option even if you have completed an undergraduate or graduate program.  License renewal is a separate process from taking the workshop. Please contact the license experts in our School of Education at: (812) 856-8500 or email license@indiana.edu.  Official grades for the course are not available until mid-August, but as soon as you complete all course requirements your paperwork can be submitted and the state licensure process will begin. It often takes the state several weeks to finalize the paperwork and renew your license. You may also complete your paperwork through another university where you have taken college credit.

My goal is to renew my license as well as qualify for a pay advance in my school district.

The achievement of this goal varies with the school district. Many schools will accept undergraduate pass/fail credit, while some require graduate credit. You should check with your individual school district for clarification on which type of credit your district requires for salary increases. If they require graduate credit, be sure to ask if pass/fail is acceptable as that is a less demanding option than traditional grading.

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My goal is to receive graduate credit to apply toward a graduate degree.

For most graduate programs, graduate credit with traditional grading is required.

Prior to registering for traditional graduate credit, please check with your degree institution to make sure that they will accept the transfer hours and that those hours will count toward your degree completion. Many places will allow you to transfer the hours but count the summer institute as an elective. Masters programs often do not have electives so this summer course might not help you make progress toward graduation. If your school will accept the class and apply it toward your degree then graduate credit with traditional grading is available.

Academic requirements for graduate credit with traditional grading are negotiated individually with the instructor. In general, we approach this as an independent study. The 3 days of the conference are our "lab" time where we'll be together and your attendance will be required. You will complete a conference journal based on the sessions. You will then complete the independent study portion of the class on your own time. Two projects are required to be completed by mid-August. First, you must pick one of the topics from the conference and prepare a research investigation of the topic. Second, you have the choice of another research project or may choose an applied focus. For example, perhaps you're most excited about the fitness sessions at this year's conference. You decide your first project will be a research paper on the status of children's fitness in the USA, or the use and development of standard fitness assessments or some other topic. You negotiate and decide the exact topic and details of the project with the instructor. For the second project you could choose to complete another research project on another topic. Alternately you could choose to develop an applied project. You could create a fitness workout book for use in your classes, a web page for your students to learn about fitness, a new class curriculum or some other topic. Again, the specific details are negotiated with the instructor. Access to university library resources is necessary for successful completion. 

You will also need to speak individually with Dr. Cothran before the conference (dcothran@indiana.edu or 812-855-6430), to discuss this graduate option to ensure you understand the course expectations and have access to the resources needed to complete this academic option.

Please be sure you require graduate credit hours before registering.  Changing your registration through the IU Registrar’s Office can sometimes take a lot of time and effort.

Professional Growth Points might be used toward licensing renewal.  For more information, please see: INDOE - Professional Growth Plan.

Professional Growth Points ranging from 26-45 points are available.   You may combine college credit with Professional Growth Points.  If you choose only Professional Growth Points, a letter will be sent to the registrant detailing the number of hours earned.

Option 1: Registering for the Workshop. This option earns one point for every hour in attendance. If a participant attends all 3 days of the workshop, 26 PGP’s can be earned.

Option2: Registering for the workshop and College Credit. The state PGP guidelines award 15 PGP’s for one hour college credit so participants may earn 15 to 45 points dependent on how many credit hours the individual registers for with Indiana University.

 

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Tuition Costs Per Credit Hour - Summer 2017
Undergraduate Resident – $283.92 per credit hour
2 cr. hrs. $ 567.84
3 cr. hrs. $ 851.76
Undergraduate Nonresident – $1,029.54 per credit hour
2 cr. hrs. $ 2,059.08
3 cr. hrs $ 3,088.62
Graduate Resident – $362.30 per credit hour
2 cr. hrs. $ 724.60
3 cr. hrs $ 1,1086.90
Graduate Nonresident – $1,184.15 per credit hour
2 cr. hrs. $ 2,368.30
3 cr. hrs $ 3,552.45