Earning PDUs

Earning College Credit

OAEA partners with the University of Dayton to provide members with the college credit needed for state license renewal.

Education professionals working toward a Master’s Degree, or a Master’s + 30, may want to attend the full conference and register their time with the University of Dayton to receive one graduate credit. UD offers one graduate credit for $175.00. Take the following steps to receive college credit for your attendance at the full OAEA conference.

  • Register for the full OAEA Professional Development Conference.
  • Print and complete the UD Registration Form from this website prior to the conference or use the one provided in your conference booklet at the conference.
  • Bring your completed registration form to the conference Professional Development table during the scheduled hours listed below. The OAEA Professional Development Chair will forward your completed form to the University of Dayton. The University of Dayton will bill you upon receipt of your registration materials.


Standard Professional Development Units (PDU’s)

While most educators need PDU’s  (formerly known as CEU’s) to renew or upgrade their license, not all educators need college credit. To assist educators with advanced degrees, OAEA has developed a Standard Professional Development Unit request form to make it easier for conference attendees, workshop presenters, and OAEA state and local leaders to receive credit for hour spent in professional development. Once verified, OAEA professional development units can be submitted to local professional development committees for application toward licensure renewal.

If you do not need professional development units to apply toward you PK-12 licensure, consider adding the Standard PDU form to your professional portfolio to document the professional work you have done to assist you in finding employment, or to receive promotion or tenure.

Follow this simple process to receive verification of your OAEA leadership and/or knowledge sharing.

  1. Access the Standard PDU Form (one will be provided in your Conference booklet, as well)
  2. Complete your name, OAEA membership number and OAEA region
  3. Select one box indicating the PDU credit for which you are requesting verification
  4. List the activity by name
  5. Sign and Date the form
  6. Send the completed form to the professional development chair with a self-addressed stamped envelope (address below) or simply stop by the Professional Development table at Conference for instant verification.

OAEA is committed to your professional development needs. This is one of the major perks of your membership! Take advantage of it! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly – phone number below.

Juli Dorff
156 N. Chestnut St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Professional Development Window will be manned at conference on:
Thursday 4 – 5:30pm
Friday       4 – 5:00pm and 9 – 10:00pm