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PLU Credit Procedures

PLU Forms
Professional Learning Units (PLU)

STEP ONE :
To offer PLU credit for a Georgia Southern workshop, conference, or course, approval must be obtained from the College of Education’s Graduate Education and Research office.   A Workshop form and PLU Plan should be submitted at least two months prior to the beginning date of the workshop/conference/course to allow adequate time for obtaining approval.

Use the following guidelines to determine how many PLUs can be offered:

    • 10 actual clock hours of instruction equals 1 PLU. (Instruction contact hours can not count registration time, lunches, breaks, completing evaluations, etc.)
    • A maximum of 8 clock hours of instruction can be offered on one day
    • A maximum of 4 PLUs can be offered per week
    • Contact hours can not include activities required for on-the-job assessment or mastery verification, or for non-class time to develop or produce class assignments. If mastery verification is chosen as your manner of assessment, be sure to build in enough time in your workshop for the assessment in addition to the required hours of instruction.

STEP TWO :
Approval by the Georgia Department of Education is no longer required but workshop, conference or course organizers must seek approval of the individual school districts participating in workshop. Use the Prior Approval form to document school district approval for participants.  **NOTE : Participants can only be recruited after School District approval is granted. The Prior Approval forms must be signed by the School District prior to the workshop or conference in order to award PLU credit.

STEP THREE :
At the completion of the workshop, conference or course the organizer should submit the signed Professional Learning Report form and the Prior Approval form to the College of Education for additional processing.

For questions, contact Lisa Wilson in the College of Education at 912-478-5200.

Last updated: 5/19/2016

Graduate Education and Research • PO Box 8103, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5648