LADO's English Language Programs offer Continuous Education Units (CEU's) to meet your employer's training and development requirements.
What is a Continuing Education Unit?
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. Established in 1970 by a national task force, the CEU was created to provide a standard unit of measurement to quantify continuing adult education and training activities, and serve the diversity of providers, activities, and purposes in adult education. The CEU is analogous to the academic credit hour used to quantify educational effort toward a college degree and is defined as "ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction." Some states refer to them as Professional Development Points (PDP's), which are the same.
Why are CEU's important?
CEU's are important and valuable because they provide:
Present or potential employers with an official record of quantified learning relevant for job maintenance, career advancement or job applications
Documentation to registration boards, certification boards, or professional organizations
Educational institutions with an official record of learning outside of academic credit bearing educational programs
Official documentation for organizations such as Teacher Qualification Services who determine placement on salary scale based on training experience
A further distinction between the LADO's English Language Programs and other courses is that they are accredited by ACCET. An official transcript is available upon request from LADO, which records the number of CEU's earned.