To register for undergraduate and graduate professional development level PDPs, please call 1-413-552-2123 or click here to register online.
Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Level PDPs Available.
In addition to the chapter exams, the GPDL level requires writing assignments of answering four Critical Thinking Questions (a minimum of 500 words each). You must also summarize (minimum 200 words) three relevant journal articles of your choice on topics related to the course. Writing assignments are evaluated by VESi faculty. At the GPDL level you must have an overall exam score of 80% with no individual exam score below 70%.
The UPDL level does not require the writing assignments and you must have an overall exam score of 70% with no individual exam score below 60%.
VESi recommends that you do not base your decision on which level to take based on the workload difference between the two levels. You will want to check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify which level you should enroll in and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure.
You have six months to complete these courses. Students that successfully pass the coursework receive Massachusetts PDP portfolio documentation indicating their UPDL or GPDL study. After VESi submits the grade report to HCC, you receive Commonwealth of Massachusetts PDP credits within approximately 10-15 days.
For more information, contact Community Services at (413) 552-2123 or (413) 552-2324.
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.