In the state of Georgia, teachers are required to complete 10 PLUs every 5 years in order to retain their teaching certificates. The courses below may be of interest to busy teachers who are on the go. Each of the PLU-awarding courses is six weeks in length, with two lessons issued per week. One 2-week extension can be granted. A final exam with a passing score of 70% will earn you 2 PLU credits. The exam may only be taken once.
Every class starts every month.
Start dates for 2015 include: February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, and December 9.
Start dates for 2016 include: January 13, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.
Since lessons are available for two weeks once they are released, you can start a class as late as two weeks after the official start date. For example, a lesson released on June 17, 2015 would be available until June 30, 2015, so you could start a course that officially begins on June 17 as late as June 30 and still access the first lesson.
You DO NOT have to enroll as a student at GSW to take these classes.
- Register for the course of your choice
- Complete and return a Prior Approval Form.
- On the course start date, log in and begin your class by starting the first lesson. Make sure that you complete the readings, discussions, assignments, and quiz. You should retake the quiz until you score at least a 70%
- Every Friday and Wednesday for the next 6 weeks, log in and complete the readings, discussions, assignments, and quiz associated with the new lesson.
- When the final lesson has been completed, take the final, remembering that you need to score a 70% or better.
- After you have completed the quiz, print the certificate for your records, and complete and return an Online Student Affidavit Form.
- Complete the course evaluation and enter any comments on the appropriate screens.
You must complete all 12 quizzes and the final exam to be eligible for the PLU credit.
Once all requirements are met, we will issue the PLU certificate and mail it to you.
Prior Approval Forms, certificates of course completion, and student affidavits may be sent to us via mail, fax or email.
Mail to Dr. Mark Grimes, GSW Continuing Education, 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, GA 31709.
Fax to 229-931-2092.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more information on or to register for these courses, please visit our website at www.ed2go.com/gsw. Click on "Courses" and locate desired course.