Staff Development for Educators

Learn new personal and professional skills online in Portsmouth, NH!

SDE's Online PD Instruction Center

Welcome to SDE's Online PD Instruction Center.

Whether you are looking to improve your professional teaching skills or explore a new interest, our online instructor-led courses showcase the expertise of leading presenters in a convenient, affordable, and fun format. 

CEUs and university credit is available. For questions about receiving credit, please contact SDE at 1-800-462-1478

Madonna University
Madonna University's Professional Development Program is offering graduate credit to participants in the SDE programs. Madonna University is fully accredited by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. You may earn 1-6 semester hours of graduate credit (15 contact hours = 1 graduate credit) for attending SDE programs and completing a paper describing how you might apply the knowledge in your work position. These credits are non-degree graduate credits which are designed to be used to satisfy the requirements of certificate renewal and salary increase. The tuition is $150 per semester hour.

For program specifics, or to register for graduate credit, please refer to our web site or call us at 734-432-5697.

Brandman University (for Online Courses)
Brandman University School of Extended Education

Brandman University, formerly known as Chapman University College, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

SDE Online Courses

  • By completing an SDE/Ed2Go online course and developing practical activities based on the course, you have the opportunity to earn one or two graduate level professional development credits from Brandman University.
  • Go to Brandman University's web site to view SDE online courses eligible for credit, syllabus and registration information. Please complete your online course through SDE before registering for these credits through Brandman University.
  • These credits are professional development units that are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement (such as salary increment steps and recertification). Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements. State licensing departments vary regarding their criteria for credit acceptance, and some states may not accept credit from universities that are located outside the state.
  • Registrations for credit must be received within 30 days of completing the SDE/Ed2Go online course.