License Alert: Changes in PDP Requirements to Renew Professional Licenses Effective July 1
Educators whose professional licenses are one year or less from expiring may want to renew their professional licenses prior to July 1, 2016 when changes in the PDP requirements will take effect.
PDP Requirements for Renewing a Professional-level License before July 1, 2016
Individual professional development plans (IPDP) must include at least 150 PDPs. At least 120 of the PDPs must be in the content area of the license or in pedagogy directly related to the educator’s primary license, with at least 90 of these PDPs in the content area of the educator’s primary license.
PDP Requirements for Renewing a Professional-level License after July 1, 2016
Individual professional development plans must include at least 150 PDPs including:
- At least 15 PDPs related to SEI or English as a Second Language. (NEW)
- At least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles. (NEW)
- At least 90 PDPs in the content area of the license or in pedagogy, with no less than 60 PDPs in or related to the content area of the educator’s primary license. (REDUCTION in PDPs in content area and/or pedagogy.)
For questions about this alert or other licensure matters, please contact the BPS Office of Human Capital at 617-635-9036.
BPS Degree Completion Open House: Thursday, June 16
Attend the BPS Degree Completion Open House to learn about several very affordable options to reach your goal of degree completion. College partners will meet you where you are on your degree completion path by offering Prior Learning Credits and customizing a pathway to the degree of your choice. Don’t miss this chance to learn about degree completion, grant, and scholarship options on Thursday, June 16 at 4:30 PM at the Bolling Building, 6th Floor (2300 Washington Street in Roxbury). The event is provided to support BPS employees and Boston community members pursue their educational goals. Please complete this interest form if you’re interested in attending or receiving more information!
Attention: All Fund for Teachers Fellows & Alumni
The BTU is proud to become the local sponsor organization for Fund for Teachers. If you are interested in serving on the BTU Fund for Teachers Steering Committee, please RSVP here with your preferred date for a first meeting. There will be plenty of opportunities to hep if you are unable to make the first meeting, where we’ll begin to shape our vision for the BTU/FFT partnership.