Professional Development

Effective teachers commit to furthering their own learning as well as their students’ learning. Practicing educators take part in regular professional development opportunities in order to be effective and engaged teachers. The College of Education fosters this career-long commitment to learning and professional development by requiring our undergraduate students seeking initial licensure to complete a series of Professional Growth Units, or PGUs.

All undergraduate students in licensure majors who entered NC State in fall 2011 or later must complete a minimum of 4.5 PGUs prior to graduation. All MAT students must complete a minimum of 2 PGUs prior to graduation. It is recommended that all undergraduate students complete a minimum of 1.5 PGUs per year and MAT students complete a minimum of 1.0 PGU per year. You cannot complete all of your PGU requirements in one academic year.

The College holds a variety of professional development events each semester that offer PGU credit. Qualifying events lasting 45 minutes to one hour earn 0.5 PGU, with longer events earning additional PGU credit. The maximum number of PGUs a student can earn for a single event is 1.5. We expect students to have completed a variety of opportunities within their required PGUs. Therefore, attending the same PGU experience every year will not be accepted. For example, all PGUs coming from conference attendance will not be accepted.

This semester’s events are listed below.

Please check back frequently as new events will be listed as they become available.

 

Register through SAGE

 

Summer Audiobook Club!
 

Join us to select popular YA or elementary chapter books from a free list of audiobooks and then discuss the books with peers over the summer! Stay connected to the College of Ed and take time to read for enjoyment. Discussions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, July, and August at 2:00 pm starting May 20. Each discussion will be 30 minutes--attend as many as you like but you must attend and participate in at least 3 to earn a PGU. We will select books together at the first meeting on May 20. In addition to signing up in SAGE, please sign up at go.ncsu.edu/AudiobookPGU so we can send you the Zoom link.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, and August, starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergrad and MAT students
Instructor/contact: Kerri brown Parker
Credit: 1.5 (Minimum of 3 sessions and reading the books)

Summer Audiobook Club!
 

Join us to select popular YA or elementary chapter books from a free list of audiobooks and then discuss the books with peers over the summer! Stay connected to the College of Ed and take time to read for enjoyment. Discussions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, July, and August at 2:00 pm starting May 20. Each discussion will be 30 minutes--attend as many as you like but you must attend and participate in at least 3 to earn a PGU. We will select books together at the first meeting on May 20. In addition to signing up in SAGE, please sign up at go.ncsu.edu/AudiobookPGU so we can send you the Zoom link.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, and August, starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergrad and MAT students
Instructor/contact: Kerri brown Parker
Credit: 1.5 (Minimum of 3 sessions and reading the books)

Summer Audiobook Club!
 

Join us to select popular YA or elementary chapter books from a free list of audiobooks and then discuss the books with peers over the summer! Stay connected to the College of Ed and take time to read for enjoyment. Discussions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, July, and August at 2:00 pm starting May 20. Each discussion will be 30 minutes--attend as many as you like but you must attend and participate in at least 3 to earn a PGU. We will select books together at the first meeting on May 20. In addition to signing up in SAGE, please sign up at go.ncsu.edu/AudiobookPGU so we can send you the Zoom link.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, and August, starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergrad and MAT students
Instructor/contact: Kerri brown Parker
Credit: 1.5 (Minimum of 3 sessions and reading the books)

PD 676 NC Agriculture Teachers Association and CTE Summer Conference
 

Agricultural Education and CTE students will attend the annual conference of the NCACTE and NCATA in Greensboro, NC. Participants will complete professional development related to curriculum, leadership, and CTE/Ag content areas.

Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Koury Convention Center Greensboro, NC
Audience: Agricultural Education Student teachers ONLY
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Park
Credit: 1.5

Summer Audiobook Club!
 

Join us to select popular YA or elementary chapter books from a free list of audiobooks and then discuss the books with peers over the summer! Stay connected to the College of Ed and take time to read for enjoyment. Discussions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, July, and August at 2:00 pm starting May 20. Each discussion will be 30 minutes--attend as many as you like but you must attend and participate in at least 3 to earn a PGU. We will select books together at the first meeting on May 20. In addition to signing up in SAGE, please sign up at go.ncsu.edu/AudiobookPGU so we can send you the Zoom link.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, and August, starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergrad and MAT students
Instructor/contact: Kerri brown Parker
Credit: 1.5 (Minimum of 3 sessions and reading the books)

Summer Audiobook Club!
 

Join us to select popular YA or elementary chapter books from a free list of audiobooks and then discuss the books with peers over the summer! Stay connected to the College of Ed and take time to read for enjoyment. Discussions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, July, and August at 2:00 pm starting May 20. Each discussion will be 30 minutes--attend as many as you like but you must attend and participate in at least 3 to earn a PGU. We will select books together at the first meeting on May 20. In addition to signing up in SAGE, please sign up at go.ncsu.edu/AudiobookPGU so we can send you the Zoom link.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of May, June, and August, starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergrad and MAT students
Instructor/contact: Kerri brown Parker
Credit: 1.5 (Minimum of 3 sessions and reading the books)