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Professional Development Partnerships at Grand Valley provides continuing education for educators throughout Michigan. We can:

  • Create partnerships with schools and agencies
  • Award university credit for training workshops
  • Provide State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for professional development workshops

Some of the services provided include helping you:

  • Earn Grand Valley graduate academic credit for workshops and seminars you are already taking through your districts or local agencies
  • Earn SCECHs
  • Offer Hot Topics for Educators, a series specifically designed to bring current topics in education to the classroom
  • Answer, or provide a referral, questions about teacher certification in Michigan

Contact the Professional Development Partnerships office for more information at (616) 331-6522.

School Districts/Agencies

Download a 2015-2016 PDP Proposal and Approval form now

Hot Topics

Courses and workshops for educators to earn graduate academic credit or State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

Thank you for your interest in the Hot Topics for Educators series. You have an option to take these courses as a workshop including SCECHs or a graduate education academic course. Please continue on this site to register for the SCECH workshop while on the course information page. 

If you are interested in taking a course for Grand Valley academic credit, please go to, log in using your G number and pin number and register for your desired class. If you are a new Grand Valley student, please contact the Registrar's office at (616) 331-2025 and let them know you are interested in registering for a summer course. If you want to enroll on more than one of the courses, you must contact the Grand Valley records office to register.

Registration is going on now!

ED 601 01: Adaptations and Modifications for Struggling Student Success in School - June 20 & 21 - View Syllabus
ED 601 02: A New Look at Nonfiction Reading in the Classroom - June 27 & 28 - View Syllabus
ED 601 03: Personalized Technology Hands-On Learning for Teachers - June 27 - July 1 - View Syllabus
ED 601 04: Make it - Take it Reading & Language Usage - Interactive Notebooks - July 12 & 13 - View Syllabus
ED 601 05: Making Math More Meaningful for the Elementary Grades - July 19 & 20 - View Syllabus

Traverse City:
ED 601 06: Personalized Technology Hands-On Learning for Teachers - July 18 - 22 - View Syllabus

Online Courses:
ED 601 07: Everything Google - June 27 - August 5 - View Syllabus
ED 601 08: Neurodiversity in the Classroom - June 16 - 30 - View Syllabus
ED 601 09: Mental Health in the Teen Years - July 10 -24 - View Syllabus

Click on the above titles to view course descriptions. Continue on the site to register for SCECHs or go to MyBanner to register for academic courses. Payment is due upon enrollment.

Academic Registration & Enrollment:

  • To participate, you must have already earned a bachelor degree
  • Not a graduate student? Complete a non-degree seeking application and fax to Records office at (616) 331-2000.
  • Currently a graduate student? Consult your advisor to see if the Hot Topics course will apply to your program
  • Call or visit the Grand Valley campus or center near you in Holland or Traverse City
  • Online registration at MyBanner

SCECHs Registration & Enrollment:

  • To participate, you must have already earned a bachelor degree
  • Click on a course title above to be taken to our SCECH registration system and complete the enrollment process
  • Enroll in the class and complete the registration process. Payment is due upon enrollment.


  • Holland
  • Traverse City
  • Online

SCECH Course and GraduateTuition Costs:

  • SCECH courses' costs are as follows: 25 SCECHs: $159, 50 SCECHs: $319 and 75 SCECHs: $479
  • Graduate Tuition rates effective for 2015-2016 academic year is $603 per credit hour for Michigan residents

GVSU Network Account Information:

  • Your Network Account provides access to all GVSU computer labs, GVSU student email and Blackboard
  • If you do not know your network account name, log into MyBanner with your student ID and pin. Click on Personal Information, then GVSU Network Account Password Reset. Your network login will be shown and you will have a chance to reset your password if you have forgotten it
  • If you are taking an online class for SCECHs, you will be sent a username and password from our office to use for your account access to Blackboard. This will be different from any GVSU student network IDs

Refund Policy

  • For SCECHs - Refunds will be given for course cancellations through the first day of class.
  • For academic courses, the University policies prevail. You may check the refund dates for a typical class here, but it's best to contact the Registrar's office at (616) 331-3327 with specific dates for your class.


State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

We assist teachers, administrators, school psychologists and school counselors in meeting their professional development needs.The GVSU fee for SCECHs is $15. We offer the following services:

  • sign-in/out systems for participants
  • registration processes
  • upload eligible participants to the secure Central Registry
  • maintain course records for MDOE audit

For a list of courses offered for SCECHs, go to, click on catalog, select Grand Valley State University as sponsor and search. 

The Michigan Department of Education has authorized an academic credit conversion.   If a course is being offered for academic credit it can be converted to SCECHs using the following chart:

  • 1 academic credit = 25 SCECHs
  • 2 academic credit = 50 SCECHs
  • 3 academic credit = 75 SCECHs