FAQ for Educator Courses

REGISTRATION

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Yes, participants must have a bachelors degree.

What does a CEA course cost?

  • Credit Cost
  • 1 credit - $175
  • 2 credits - $325
  • 3 credits - $475

The credit cost includes course access, course materials (if applicable) and credit.

  • Noncredit/CEU Cost
  • 15 contact hours equivalent to 1 credit course - $150
  • 30 contact hours equivalent to 2 credit course - $250
  • 45 contact hours equivalent to 3 credit course - $350

The noncredit/CEU cost includes course access, course materials (if applicable) and a record of completion.

What type of payment does CEA accept?

  • CEA accepts Visa, MC, Discover, American Express, or PayPal through secure payment processing by PayPal.

What’s covered in cost?

  • Course access, course material if applicable, and credit or certificate of completion

How do I cancel my registration?

  • A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Some offerings have various cancellation policies. Please be certain to review each program's cancellation policy. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please complete the form at http://www.continuingeducationassociates.com/contact to request to cancel your completed registration.

How do I obtain a receipt?

 

ENROLLMENT

When and how will I get course access?

  • Generally within 48 hours of registering, an access email will be sent.

When do courses begin and end?

  • Enroll anytime and complete as fast as necessary but generally in 4 to 5 months.

Are Courses based on semester or quarter?

  • Generally semester based credit is awarded.

How many credits can I take?

  • Generally 15 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 12 credits during the summer semester.

 

COURSE RELATED

Who do I Contact if I have a question about a course if registered?

  • Instructor contact information will be provided with the welcome email. If you have general questions, email CEA.

How long does it take to complete a course?

  • Participants can complete as fast as necessary but generally 4 to 5 months.

May I receive a course extension?

 

TRANSCRIPTS

When will transcripts be ready?

How do I viewing grades/transcripts?

  • UND Participants: To view your Unofficial Transcript through Campus Connection or to order an Official Transcript: Go to http://und.edu/tech-support/students/educators and follow the steps under "Unofficial Transcripts" to view your transcripts, Or "Official Transcripts” for directions to order them. The cost is $12.00.
  • CSU-P Participants: CSU-P will email participants a letter with transcript access information once the course is completed and the corresponding grade is recorded.
  • SDSU Participants: All transcripts come from the SDSU Office of the Registrar. To obtain an official transcript, order online via the SDSU Web Portal at sdsu.edu/webportal. The fee for each transcript is $10. On Demand transcripts can be obtained in person at the SDSU Office of the Registrar for a cost of $20 each. If you have taken extension courses, indicate this on your request. Unofficial transcripts are available free on SDSU Web Portal.

How soon should I have my coursework completed to meet my recertification or renewal deadline/transcript need?

  • Coursework may be submitted anytime however, it generally can take three weeks before grades are posted and transcripts are ready to order. It is advised that individuals view their unofficial transcript prior to ordering to ensure grade(s) are posted.

How do I order a transcript?

  • UND Participants: IMPORTANT! Please wait at least 2 to 3 weeks to request transcript(s). If you place your order too early, your grade may not yet be recorded on your transcript. To hold the transcript until grades get posted, look for the section entitled Delivery Options on the transcript request form, and select "Hold until grades are posted". You will need to contact the Registrar's office at 701.777.2711 and provide the specific course information on your last course taken, and your transcript will not be sent until it gets posted. Provide the workshop name, ending date, and project # (if known).

To view your Unofficial Transcript through Campus Connection or to order an Official Transcript:
 Go to http://und.edu/tech-support/students/educators and follow the steps under "Unofficial Transcripts" to view your transcripts, Or "Official Transcripts” for directions to order them. The cost is $12.00.

  • CSU-P Participants: CSU-P will email participants a letter with transcript access information once the course is completed and the corresponding grade is recorded.
  • SDSU Participants: All transcripts come from the SDSU Office of the Registrar. To obtain an official transcript, order online via the SDSU Web Portal at sdsu.edu/webportal. The fee for each transcript is $10. On Demand transcripts can be obtained in person at the SDSU Office of the Registrar for a cost of $20 each. If you have taken extension courses, indicate this on your request. Unofficial transcripts are available free on SDSU Web Portal.

How much will my official transcript cost?

  • Varies by campus.

Salary Advancement/License Renewal/Recertification

Will these course be accepted by my State/school?

  • Generally yes however you should always verify with your licensing agency and/or school district prior to enrolling. CEA courses offer graduate level credit (posted in semester hours) from our academic partners. All partner Universities are regionally accredited, with quality teacher continuing education programs and are NCATE accredited. Although our courses are designed to fulfill requirements for license renewal and salary advancement, we strongly recommend that you seek prior approval of CEA courses from your licensing agency and/or school district prior to enrolling.

What type of credit does CEA University partners offer?

  • The University of North Dakota offers graduate level PDE credit. These credits cannot be used for master/degree programs of study.
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo offers degree eligible graduate credit. These credits may be eligible to be used on graduate programs of study. Individuals would follow program guidelines and admittance criteria at CSU-P to do so.
  • San Diego State University offers graduate level professional development credit. These credits are not designed to be applicable to graduate programs at SDSU but like all transferable credit may, with approval from the receiving institution, be applicable to degrees at that institution.

ACCREDITATION

Are CEA courses accredited?

  • CEA University partners are institutionally accredited and hold NCATE accreditation as well.

MISCELLANEOUS

Do CEA courses qualify for student loan deferment or financial aid?

  • If you are currently enrolled in a degree program at a University and depending on the need, you may qualify for assistance. Individuals should contact the University’s financial aid office in which you are actively enrolled in a degree program prior to registering for our courses to see if you qualify.

Can I receive verification of purchase/completion for tax purposes (1098T Form)?

Will the University Partners provide a 1098T form?

  • UND Participants: The University of North Dakota does not provide participants with a 1098T.
  • CSU-P Participants: Students taking ED 501 and ED 500 courses for credit through CSU-Pueblo are considered non-degree seeking students and therefore CSU-Pueblo does not provide IRS Form 1098-T. Issuance of IRS Form 1098-T is only required for degree seeking students. CSU-Pueblo encourages students to seek advice from a competent professional tax advisor regarding the taxation implications of education related expenses.
  • SDSU Participants: San Diego State University does not provide participants with a 1098T.