Earn University Credit

Acknowledge your learning with university credit from the nationally accredited School of Education at California State University, Chico by accruing 15 hours for 1 unit of university credit for your NAEA professional development efforts. Participate in 15 NAEA webinars (live or on demand).

To earn university credit, you must accrue your 15, 30, or 45 hours of NAEA learning within the same twelve-month period. Submit your NAEA Professional Learning Studio record of participation to Professional and Continuing Education at CSU, Chico along with the required application fee; enroll in EDUC 831. 

Visit http://rce.csuchico.edu/teachers/naea for course information, deadlines, and registration.

  • EDUC 831: Current Issues in Art Education (accrue 15, 30, or 45 hours from the webinars, virtual conferences). Registration open now through August 1 for summer. Cost: $85 for 15 hours, $170 for 30 hours, or $255 for 45 hours.

  • EDUC 832: NAEA Art Education Leadership National Conference (1 unit for attending the NAEA National Leadership Conference). Registration open now through August 1 for summer. Cost: $85.

  • EDUC 852: Transformative Leadership (School for Art Leaders participants only). Registration open now through August 1 for summer. Cost: $85 for 1 unit, $170 for 2 units, or $255 for 3 units.

Click here for a podcast detailing everything you need to know to apply for university credit through the nationally accredited School of Education at California State University, Chico.

How to Download Your CSU Transcript

1. Go to the “PROFILE" tab and enter your address, click "Save"

2. Then go to the “DASHBOARD" tab

3. Click on “Transcript" (blue button directly under “My Dashboard" at top)

4. Go to “Filter by type" and change it to “Credit Hour"

5. Click “Download as PDF"


Frequently Asked Questions About Earning University Credit  for NAEA Opportunities

Why should I enroll in university credit? 
University credits are accepted by most school districts as evidence of high-quality professional development for the purpose of licensure, assessment, and compensation. NAEA professional development activities (see the chart below) allow you to earn university credits through California State University, Chico. The credits are posted to a permanent transcript that can be documented any time you need it.

How many university credits may I earn? 
You decide how many professional development activities you wish to pursue. Every 15, 30, or 45 hours of NAEA professional learning in any 12-month period equals one unit of university credit.

How do I earn university credit? 

  • Accrue hours by participating in NAEA learning opportunities. 
  • Enroll in the appropriate CSU, Chico course.
  • Access your personalized record from the NAEA Professional Learning Studio by visiting learning.arteducators.org and log in using your unique credentials. Click “Dashboard", select the “Transcript" button, and enter the applicable date range. Download your personalized NAEA record as a PDF.
  • Submit your NAEA record to CSU, Chico, along with your payment information, to pce@csuchico.edu or mail to:

Professional & Continuing Education 
CSU, Chico 
400 W. First St. 
Chico, CA 95929-0250

How much does it cost to enroll in university credits?
The fee is $85 per unit for professional development activities.

How do I obtain my CSU, Chico transcript that documents my earned university credit?
You can order an official transcript online through CSU, Chico Student Records and Registration for an additional fee.

Further information 
Visit the NAEA and CSU, Chico Professional & Continuing Education website: http://rce.csuchico.edu/teachers/naeafor additional details.  

E-mail or call CSU, Chico's Professional & Continuing Education at (530) 898-6105 if you have questions.