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Summary

The CTA 2024 Summer University Credit Program is a benefit to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2024 summer conference season. CTA Members, through attending in-person or watching CTA Virtual Pass sessions, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to SIX university credit units available. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings.

Process

  1. Check with your district HR office or local chapter president to ensure that university credit units can help you advance on your salary schedule.
  2. Register for and attend in-person CTA conferences or watch recordings on the CTA Virtual Pass. Each district has different rules. Some of them accept the certificates of Professional Growth Hours provided by CTA, while others require University Credits. For more information about your specific case, please contact your district’s human resource department, or reach out to your local chapter’s leadership.
  3. For your records, download your CTA Professional Growth Hours certificates issued to you at the conclusion of each conference or session watched on Virtual Pass.
  4. Once you have accumulated 15 hours or more, apply for the university credit units on the CSU, Chico continuing education website. See below for details regarding the deadlines to apply. Each 15 hours earns you 1 unit at CSU, Chico. You will need to submit a separate application for each unit you are claiming. For example, if you are claiming (6) units, you will need to submit an application on the CSU Chico website (6) separate times before the deadline. The deadline to apply for units for the 2024 Summer semester is August 2, 2024 
  5. Once you receive your email confirmation from CSU Chico, you will be able to order your transcripts. After you receive your transcript in the mail, submit it to your district.

We will be performing maintenance on the CTA Virtual Pass Classroom May 11th – June 2nd. You will not have access to the Virtual Pass Classroom during this period. The Virtual Pass will open when the 2024 Summer term starts on June 3rd.

New Virtual Pass Login Procedure

The CTA Virtual Pass now uses the same login as the www.CTA.org Members-only area.

To access your Virtual Pass account, you will need to create a new account on the CTA website. Your previous Virtual Pass login will no longer access your account.

If you already have a members-only account on www.CTA.org, use that same account to access your Virtual Pass account.

Again, your original Virtual Pass login will no longer give you access to the Virtual Pass to Online Learning Platform. We have streamlined our account access into a single sign on that gives you access to the CTA.org Members-only site as well as the Members-only area on www.CTAMB.org so you can access all your member benefits, resources and Virtual Pass courses using one account.

For a quick tutorial on creating your new CTA.org Members-only account, click here.

If you are not currently a CTA member, click here to join.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many credit units can I obtain? Will they all be covered by CTA?

There are SIX university credit units available as part of the 2024 CTA University Credit Program. Only SIX will be paid for by CTA. There are no additional self-paid units available for the summer term. If you have already taken units in the previous semester with us, you are still eligible to obtain these units for the 2024 summer term. 

Please enroll on the CSU, Chico website every time you have accumulated enough hours for one unit (so at the 15 hours, 30 hours, 45 hours, etc. thresholds of total hours accumulated). 

Semester Start and End Dates:

  • Summer 2024: June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Only Professional Growth hours earned from June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024 are qualified for University Credit for the 2024 Summer Program. 

When is the deadline to apply?

To obtain units in the Summer 2024 semester, you must accumulate the necessary hours and enroll on the CSU, Chico website before August 2, 2024. Transcripts will become available by August 23, 2024 (transcripts will start arriving in your mailboxes two weeks after that date).

You will need to submit a separate application for each unit you are claiming. For example, if you are claiming (6) units, you will need to submit an application on the CSU Chico website (6) separate times before the deadline.

There will be no late submissions accepted.

Can I re-watch courses I have already completed for credit?

You cannot watch the same course multiple times for university credit so those hours from re-watching the course will not show up in your hour balance. You can rewatch courses for your own pleasure, but they will not be counted towards the current semester for university credit.   

As you are browsing the catalog for courses to watch, there will be a green check mark next to the title of the course after clicking on “Register Now” or “Add to Basket”. This green check mark indicates that you have already completed and submitted the course previously. You will need to find courses that you have not yet completed previously so that the hours will be counted towards 2024 Summer credit. 

Do I need university credits to advance on the salary scale?

Each district has different rules. Some of them accept the certificates of Professional Growth Hours provided by CTA, while others require University Credits. For more information about your specific case, please contact your district’s human resource department, or reach out to your local chapter’s leadership.

Which in-person conferences qualify for the CTA 2023-2024 University Credit Program?

Below are the in-person CTA conferences that qualify for the Summer University Credit Program:

Do my hours roll over to another University Credit?

Yes. Any hours over 15 or over 30 will apply to the next university credit unit, as long as those hours were accumulated from qualifying content for the current semester.

All Professional Growth hours earned from June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024 are qualified for University Credit for the 2024 Summer Program. 

Hours earned during the 2024 Summer Program that are not used towards university credit after August 2, 2024 will not carry over to the 2024-2025 University Credit Program.

Hours earned during previous semesters of the program cannot be carried over to the current 2024 Summer Program. 

Where can I access the content?

You can learn more and register for conferences on our main conference page. Attending in-person conferences will grant you the maximum number of hours available at the conference. One to two weeks after the end of a conference, a handful of session recordings will be made available on the CTA Virtual Pass, allowing you to stream on-demand conferences you did not attend live. The full catalog of qualified recorded sessions for the 2024 Summer Program can be viewed on CTA Virtual Pass.

How do I check my Virtual Pass Hour Balance?

Your credit hour summary can be found in the CTA Virtual Pass Dashboard where you choose the session you would like to watch. The second tab on the top labeled “Credit Hours” is the tab where you find your credit hour summary. If you have participated in previous CTA university credit semesters, your hours will be split up between the different semesters. Only hours labeled “2024  Summer Pass Program” in your hour balance AND completed between June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024 are qualified for the current program.

How do I gather my Professional Growth Hours certificates?

The certificates are not needed to enroll on the CSU, Chico website but are useful to keep track of how many hours you have accumulated. Some districts accept these certificates instead of the University Credit from CSU Chico. For more information about your specific case, please contact your district’s human resource department, or reach out to your local chapter’s leadership.

For in-person conferences, participants will receive an email when the conference ends which will contain the link to download the CTA Professional Growth Hours certificate. Participants will be awarded the maximum number of hours available at the conference.

After two weeks, session recordings will become available on the CTA Virtual Pass. The certificate of attendance for each session you complete is downloadable  “Credit Hours” tab from the CTA Virtual Pass classroom. The certificate button only becomes active once members watch the full session.

I need the course details for pre-approval, what are they?

The course title and number for the 2024 Summer University Credit Program are as follows: You can obtain a maximum of SIX units total for the 2024 Summer Program. CTA will cover the cost for the six units.

    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 1, Course number: EDTE 892
    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 2, Course number: EDTE 893
    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 3, Course number: EDTE 894
    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 4, Course number: EDTE 895
    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 5, Course number: EDTE 896
    • Title: CTA Summer 2024 In-Person and Virtual Pass Unit 6, Course number: EDTE 897

EDTE stands for: Education – Teacher Education

The deadline to request units for these courses is August 2, 2024. No late submissions will be accepted.

Can I submit a late request?

No, there will be no catch-up or late submissions possible for the 2024 Summer University Credit Program after the program deadline of August 2, 2024. 

How do I request a transcript?

Once your application has been processed and you are enrolled with CSU, Chico, you will receive an email confirmation. The enrollment information in that email allows you to log into the CSU, Chico student portal, from where you can request an official transcript for $8. No digital transcripts will be available to download.

More information on all the ways to request a transcript is available online on the CSU, Chico website. For questions regarding other services offered by Student Records and Registration please visit www.csuchico.edu/sro or call (530) 898-6105.

When will my credit unit(s) be posted to my transcript?

Credit unit(s) will be posted to transcripts at the conclusion of each CSU, Chico semester:

  • The estimated date that Summer transcripts will be available is August 23, 2024. 

The standard processing for transcripts can take up to 14 business days and rush processing can take up to 5 business days.

Why do my units show as attempted but not earned on my transcript?

CSU, Chico EDTE courses numbered 800-899 are designated as part of a Professional Advancement program and cannot be used towards a degree unless approved by the appropriate department. Successful completion of an 800-level course will appear on the transcript with a CR grade and a value in the attempted field that may not be reflected in the earned field or the summary totals. Any student satisfactorily completing an 800-level course will receive a CR as a grade and this will appear on the transcript to indicate that the units and credit have been earned.

Upon ordering your transcript, you will receive a letter from the CSU, Chico Registrar’s office explaining how to read the transcript. Participants can forward that letter to their district as needed.

Where do I find my CTA Member ID?

You will need your CTA membership ID number to complete the application with CSU, Chico. Your membership number is on your CTA member card that you received via mail. Your CTA number is also on your educator magazine address label and will be included on the Professional Growth Hours certificates you will download after attending a conference.

I’m looking for information on past programs, where can I find it?

For the Season Pass which took place over Winter and Spring 2020-2021, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2021 Summer Pass, which took place over Summer 2021, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2021-2022 Spring Session, which took place from September 2021 – May 2022, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2022 Summer Pass, which took place over Summer 2022, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2022-2023 University Credit Program, which took place from Fall 2022 – Spring 2023, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2023 Summer Pass, which took place over Summer 2023, please visit our archived information page.

For the 2023-2024 University Credit Program, which took place from Fall 2023 – Spring 2024, please visit our archived information page.

For more information and to register for University Credit, visit the CSU, Chico continuing education website. For additional questions, contact us at VirtualPass@CTA.org

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