Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College
Continuing Education
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Telephone: (847) 622-3036

ECC has partnered with VESi (Virtual Education Software) to offer online continuing education courses for K-12 educators. Created by top instructors at VESi, these interactive, self-paced courses are available for various types of credit including Illinois Professional Development Clock Hours. VESi courses are tablet compatible, making it easy for you to re-certify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access. You can take courses in either Mac or Windows operating systems on up-to-date smart devices, laptops, and desktop computers. If you have questions about whether or not your device is compatible with our courses, please don't hesitate to contact VESi at 1-800-313-6744.

Register online for VESi courses through Elgin Community College any time by clicking here, then scroll down and choose "Teachers", click on the desired course title and click on the "Register & Pay Online" button so you can begin the registration process. For assistance with the registration process, please contact ECC Registration at 847-214-7570. After registering with ECC, VESi will contact you via email with instructions so you can begin your course.

Elgin Community College is pleased to provide an Illinois Evidence of Completion certificate for students who registered for a VESI course offered by ECC. The cost is $25 per course. Please email ECC's Continuing Education department at cemailbox@elgin.edu when you have finished the course to receive complete details.

VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure. Course prices are subject to change without notice.

Offered Online

Offered Online

CET 400
Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 401
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 402
Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 403
Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 404
Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 405
Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 406
Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 420
Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 408
Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 409
Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 410
Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 429
Reading & Writing in Content Area

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 411
Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-based Research

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Note: It is recommended that the Reading Fundamentals courses be taken sequentially; however, it is not mandatory that all three courses be taken.


Offered Online

CET 412
Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Note: It is recommended that the Reading Fundamentals courses be taken sequentially; however, it is not mandatory that all three courses be taken.


Offered Online

CET 413
Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Note: It is recommended that the Reading Fundamentals courses be taken sequentially; however, it is not mandatory that all three courses be taken.


Offered Online

CET 432
Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 434
Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 414
Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 415
Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 421
Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 433
Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually: Meeting Mathematics Standards

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 416
Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 430
Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 417
Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 431
Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219


Offered Online

CET 418
Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

30 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $199


Offered Online

CET 427
Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

45 Professional Development Clock Hours    Fee: $219



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