Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College
Community Services
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Telephone: 1-413-552-2324 and 1-413-552-2123

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.

Offered Online

Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

EDUC 001.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

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

EDUC 002.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

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

EDUC 003.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

EDUC 004.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250


Offered Online

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

EDUC 005.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

EDUC 006.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom

EDUC 007.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools

EDUC 008.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

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

EDUC 009.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

EDUC 010.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

EDUC 011.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250


Offered Online

Reading & Writing in Content Area

EDUC 024.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

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

EDUC 012.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220

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

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

EDUC 013.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220

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

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

EDUC 014.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250

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

Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers

EDUC 015.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom

EDUC 016.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220

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Offered Online

Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

EDUC 020.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

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

EDUC 017.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program

EDUC 025.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250


Offered Online

Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

EDUC 018.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250


Offered Online

Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards

EDUC 026.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250


Offered Online

Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

EDUC 019.51

PDPs: 30    Fee: $220


Offered Online

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

EDUC 022.51

PDPs: 45    Fee: $250

Offered Online

Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents

EDUC 001.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 002.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 003.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

EDUC 004.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

EDUC 005.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

EDUC 006.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom

EDUC 007.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools

EDUC 008.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 009.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

EDUC 010.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

EDUC 011.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Reading & Writing in Content Area

EDUC 024.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 012.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

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

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 013.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

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

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 014.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299

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

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers

EDUC 015.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom

EDUC 016.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

EDUC 020.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

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

EDUC 017.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program

EDUC 025.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299


Offered Online

Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

EDUC 018.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards

EDUC 026.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299


Offered Online

Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

EDUC 019.52

PDPs: 40    Fee: $280

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


Offered Online

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

EDUC 022.52

PDPs: 55    Fee: $299

Note: This course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on each examination.


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