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Units of Credit from CSU Long Beach


CSTA is pleased to partner once again with CSU Long Beach to offer the opportunity for conference attendees to earn upper division university credit for participating in education programming at the 2018 California Science Education Conference.

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Participants may apply for one to two units of credit for Professional Development through participating in conference keynote presentations, workshops, short courses, or focus speaker events. A minimum of 12 hours of seat time during the conference, a written assignment, and an additional tuition fee of $99 by January 11, 2019 are required for each unit of credit. Assignment information will be available on the web in November. Participants must submit their signed professional development passport (provided at the conference upon request), course registration, fees, and their written assignment by January 11, 2019. Credit for the course will appear at the end of January. Assignment and registration details will be available online at

Two options for units are being made available this year: SCED490A: Special Topics in Science Education (this course can be repeated for a maximum of six units with different topics - so be sure you haven't already completed six units of CSTA conference credit) and SCED490C: Special Topics in Earth/Space Science Education. The requirements are largely the same and as described above. To be eligible for the SCED490C: Special Topics in Earth/Space Science Education unit, the events attended must be designated a part of the Climate Summit.

Participants may apply for both units of credit if they have 24 hours of conference attendance.In order to accomplish both units, participation in the Climate Summit Pre-Conference Day is necessary.

Certificate of Completion from CSTA:


CSTA will provide a certificate of attendance/completion listing the complete contact hours to any registrant completing and submitting the necessary paperwork. Details are available online.


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