PLUs / CEUs and Certifications

Professional Development Opportunities

Teachers and support professionals know that continuing education is a professional responsibility.

AEA is a leader in providing its members free professional development opportunities through its statewide conferences and professional development events (link to conferences). AEA also provides regional training to assist members meet their professional development needs and requirements.

The Alabama State Department of Education requires the professionals who hold administrative certificates earn Professional Learning Units (PLUs) and other professional educators earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

AEA has developed Professional Learning Units and Continuing Education Units to offer members as a part of membership services, and each Professional Learning Unit offering has to meet state department approved standards for educators.

Continuing Education Units focus on special areas of instruction and will be made available by AEA when sufficient enrollment justifies the creation of a class in local areas. Professional Learning Units can often be substituted for Continuing Education Unit credit for the renewal of the professional certificate.

Regional workshops have been planned at specific locations (check the event calendar for regional conferences) around the state, and more localized programs can be structured with schools and school districts when there’s sufficient demand for classes. Remember this opportunity is free to AEA members. Non-members may attend for a fee.

To learn more about AEA’s professional development opportunities email Dr. Pamela Fossett.