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1. Teacher Effectiveness: Planning and Preparation

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson´s Framework for Teaching (FFT).

Dates: 1/19/2017 to 2/1/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

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PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120153
Audience: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching (FFT).

Description: This course will provide a detailed examination of Domain I: Planning and Preparation and its use in teacher evaluation. Through this course, educators will develop a thorough understanding of Domain I components and how mastery of planning and preparation concepts will lead to increased effective instruction and, in turn, increased student achievement.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

2. ESL 2: Language Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program

Dates: 1/25/2017 to 3/29/2017

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

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Audience: PA Educators Participating in the Current Cohort holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate and accepted into the ESL Specialist Add-on Certificate Program.

Description: Course is designed for teachers of English Language Learners. It is designed to expand participants' knowledge of effective assessment & placement practices for ELL students. Purposes for assessment, multiple assessment models and use of evaluation techniques will be addressed. Participants will expand knowledge of Core ESL programming, effective uses of the PA English Language Proficiency Standards, PDE's SAS ELL Overlays, PDE's Common Core Standards, ESL curriculum, and instructional practices. Appropriate assessments in the content area and ELL classroom will be discussed. Participates will learn the availability of school support services to assist ELLS in language acquisition and content learning and ways to promote parental/family involvement with their children's educational program. Participants will gain hands-on experience in test administration, interpretation, and reporting. IEP's for ELLs identified as special education students will be discussed.

Required Textbook: "English Language Learners with Special Education Needs" Artilles, Alfredo and Ortiz, Alba. 2002

Registration Fee (paid at the time of registration): $600.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $625.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Grad credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 565. Form will be emailed to you for this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

3. ESL 5: Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

Dates: 1/25/2017 to 3/29/2017

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

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Audience:Pennsylvania Educators holding a valid PA Teaching Certificate

This course is only open to those in the current ESL Cohort

ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON CERTIFICATE GUIDELINES LINK BELOW,
(CLICK HERE)ESL SPECIALIST ADD-ON


Description: This course is designed as a capstone course intended to show participants' knowledge and experience in the field of ESL. Participants will complete research, design professional development, create plans for their future ESL classrooms, and explore ways to involve parents in their child's education.

Registration Fee: $200.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $225.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Immaculata Course number EDL 561. Form will be emailed to you if you.

4. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

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PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120310
Audience: Teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines,reading specialists,nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists,speech therapists,any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with learning disabilities.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. Through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions among colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, standards aligned IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students with learning disabilities, connectivity and bonding with students with learning disabilities, skills for life for our students with learning disabilities, clear and consistent boundaries for our students with learning disabilities as well as unconditional support for these students will also be covered.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you for option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable

5. Building Online Learning Environments

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit )

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20100208
Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Description: Constructing online classrooms adds valuable communication to the collective learning community. Stakeholders, parents, students and administration can now have transparency into the classroom and collectively assist in the success of our students. Furthermore, digital instruction and learning has become a critical component to the pedagogy of all educators regardless of career level or experience. As a result, this course will provide educators with the tools needed to connect, collaborate, and create online learning environments and classrooms.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change. (Non-refundable)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

6. Diversity Awareness in Education:A New Perspective for a Changing Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20050437
Target Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course will help educators gain a greater awareness of the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and cultural diversity of their school community and beyond. Participants will be involved in insightful and interactive learning that will place a great emphasis on personal world view and the world view of others. In the end, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to create effective strategies for use in any curriculum relevant to your position.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 (Late fee of $475.00 if registering one week or less prior to start of course)

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

7. Gifted Education in Pennsylvania: Regulations, Protocols and Resources

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Gifted Educators

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/14/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20090277
Audience: Gifted Educators

Description: This 1 credit course is designed to provide teachers and administrators with an understanding of the requirements for gifted programming in Pennsylvania public schools. Participants will learn how to stay in compliance through a detailed look at the law, guidelines, forms, and timelines. The gifted facilitated self-assessment instrument will provide the basis for a discussion of state monitoring and the development of programs and protocols to assist gifted students in reaching their potential. Programming resources will be shared.
This course module is the first of a series of gifted education modules that are designed to be taken sequentially; however, this class is not a prerequisite for Writing Effective GIEPs parts 1 or 2.

PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THE "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER" LINKS TO THE RIGHT AND VIEW "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS" FOR VARIOUS COURSE DATES

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours

Please Note: This is NOT a University Level Graduate Course.

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

8. Google Tools for Educators

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Description: PDE COURSE # 20100209 This course will help educators learn Google's web based software as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The number of software solutions offered for free by Google is growing rapidly and there are countless applications for the classroom to integrate.

Registration Fee (CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

9. Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: ALL

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: ALL

Description:PDE COURSE # 20120092 Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors offers research-based interventions that educators can use to support K-12 students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder (CD). The purpose of the course is to help educators identify behavioral indicators common to these disorders, and implement strategies in response to these behaviors to promote students' social and emotional skill-building and support academic success. This course aligns with the PA Student Interpersonal Skill Standards (SIS) and the Safe and Supportive Schools Model.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

10. Instructional Activities for Struggling Secondary Readers, Part II

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Middle and High School teachers in any content area; English/Reading Department Chairmen; Curriculum Coordinators; Special Education teachers

Dates: 2/15/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20090279
Audience: Middle and High School teachers in any content area; English/Reading Department Chairmen; Curriculum Coordinators; Special Education teachers

Description: This 1 credit course is a continuation of Instructional Activities for Struggling Secondary Readers, part 1, and targets educational professionals working with secondary students with the purpose of promoting effective reading instruction for struggling readers. An overview of the components of reading, strategies for developing effective instructional intervention plans, comprehensive assessment processes, identifying learner challenges, learner accommodations and research-based strategies for instructing struggling secondary students in the areas of explicit reading instruction, before, during and after reading strategies, understanding comparisons, concepts, and characters, interpreting figurative language and finding main and supporting ideas will be presented.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. Can count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Please Note: This is NOT a University Level Graduate Course.

11. Teacher Effectiveness: Classroom Environment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson´s Framework for Teaching

Dates: 2/16/2017 to 3/1/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120175
Audience: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching (FFT).

Description: This course will provide a detailed examination of Domain II: The Classroom Environment and its use in teacher evaluation. Through this course, educators will develop a thorough understanding of Domain II components and how mastery of classroom environment design concepts will lead to increased effective instruction and, in turn, increased student achievement.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

12. ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/29/2017

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.that time

Location: ONLINE COURSE

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PDE COURSE NUMBER 20120308
Audience: The course is designed for teachers K-12 in all subject areas and disciplines, for reading specialists, nurses, counselors, principals, psychologists, speech therapists, any support staff, parents or anyone interested in learning more about working with students with ADHD.

Description: With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments. Online. No textbook required.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

13. Social Media for Educators

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/28/2017

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20100212
Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Description: This course aims to give administrators, teachers, and other education professionals the competencies to connect, collaborate, and create a personal learning network. Participants will leverage the power of social media to build a connected community to enhance the learning environment for themselves and their students. Each participant will have the opportunity to construct their community within many platforms like Twitter, Ning, Delicious, LinkedIn, and many other social media outlets.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

14. Teacher Effectiveness: Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson´s Framework for Teaching (FFT).

Dates: 3/16/2017 to 3/29/2017

Meeting Times: Course will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed one day prior to course start.

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER: 20120176
Audience: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching (FFT).

Description: Teacher Effectiveness targets K-12 educators and administrators who want to deepen their own understanding of effective instructional practices as measured by Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching (FFT). This course will provide a detailed examination of Domain 3: Instruction and its use in teacher evaluation.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 30 Act 48 Hours. Counts towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. Immaculata University fee rates are set by the University and may be subject to change.(Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START)

COURSES WILL NOT BE MARKED COMPLETED AND CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIOR TO A COURSE ENDING DATE.

15. Web Quests for the K-12 Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2017 to 3/31/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

PDE COURSE NUMBER 20020007
Audience: K-12 Teachers

Description: This course is designed for K to 12 educators to create a WebQuest to use in the classroom. WebQuests are activities, using Internet resources, which encourage higher order thinking skills. A WebQuest unit is an inquiry-oriented activity designed to make the most of the student's time. WebQuests focus on using information rather than looking for it. Participants will design or adapt a WebQuest based on their curriculum. This course is appropriate for both Mac and PC users.

Registration Fee: $150.00 if registered prior to 1 week before start of course, $175.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: One (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credit, 30 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Please Note: This is NOT a University Level Graduate Course.

16. Wikis, Blogs, and Web Publishing

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Dates: 3/29/2017 to 4/25/2017

Meeting Times: Courses will be available 24 hours a day online during that time, login info will be emailed by 9AM on the course start date

Location: ONLINE COURSE

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators (NOTE: This course is not eligible for Act 45 administrator credit)

Description: PDE COURSE NUMBER 20100213. Web publishing has become an incredibly powerful learning tool. We now can connect globally in an instant to share, design, and collaborate with our peers and between classrooms. Furthermore, digital instruction and learning has become a critical component to the pedagogy of all educators regardless of career level or experience. As a result, this course will provide educators with the tools needed to connect, collaborate, and create a personal learning network with instant professional development resources at the fingertips of all participants.
The power of web publishing gives educators the power to make digital integration a holistic component of their instructional and personal learning methods. This course will provide these resources, connections and the learning needed to increase digital literacy in our schools, empower educators to comfortably connect with technology within their current positions, and build curriculum that inherently supports differentiated instruction, process, and product.

Registration Fee(CHARGED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): $450.00 if registered prior to one week before start of course, $475.00 if registering between 7 days and start of course

Credits: Three (3) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) graduate credits, 90 Act 48 Hours. May count towards Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.

Note: Graduate Credit is available for this course through Immaculata University for an additional fee of $150.00 per credit. Form will be emailed to you if you select this option. Act 48 offered through Immaculata University with this option. (Non-refundable-REQUIRED FORM DUE BACK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START.)