Professional Development Frequently Asked Questions

The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Acacia University Professional Development programs. If you do not see your question here or you still have additional questions, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
How many teachers are needed to form a PLC?
3 to 12.
How many hours of participation per week is expected for each course?
Teachers are expected to meet at least once a week for an hour. There is also some additional time required in preparation for those meetings.
Can I take two courses at the same time?
The PLC program is designed for the team to take one course at a time and progress together. The individual program allows a participant to take up to two courses at a time.
If one of the PLC participants has to skip one of the 8 courses for any reason, how does he/she complete the program?
The participant would have to complete the courses in the individual program, which costs $125 per course.
If several participants of the PLC were unable to complete the program, would the PLC be cancelled?
If a PLC maintains at least 3 members, they may continue in the PLC program. If less than 3 PLC members remain, they would have to complete the courses in the individual program, at the rate of $125 per course, to earn the AdvancED/Acacia International Teaching Certificate.
Are there any additional fees for obtaining AdvancED/Acacia International Teaching Certificate?
There are no additional fees. The PLC program consists of eight courses which cost $99 each, for a total program cost of $792. The individual program consists of eight courses which cost $125 each, for a total program cost of $1000.
Why does the individual program cost more per course than the PLC program?
In the PLC program, a member of the PLC is designated as the PLC leader. This PLC leader coordinates PLC activities and leads the PLC through the courses. This role reduces the necessity of Acacia staff interaction so we’re able to offer the PLC courses at a lower price.
Where is the AdvancED/Acacia International Teaching Certificate recognized?
The certificate is recognized by international schools accredited by AdvancED.

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