National Art Education Association Professional Development for Teachers

Earn University Credit for Participating in NAEA Programs & Conferences

You’ve made an investment in your own professional development. You’re ready to plan and deliver a quality art education experience for students. We’ve made it easy for you to get credit!

The National Art Education Association and Chico State Professional & Continuing Education have partnered to offer NAEA members university credit for participating in a variety of NAEA conferences, workshops, webinars, and other activities. Each 15 hours completed of NAEA professional development can be accrued for 1 semester unit. 

Cris Guenter, NAEA Member and recently-retired Professor Emerita in the School of Education at California State University, Chico, explains what you, as a NAEA member, need to do to apply for university credit for professional development from the nationally-accredited School of Education at California State University, Chico. [download transcript]

Upcoming NAEA Professional Development

Summer 2023 Units

Current Issues in Art Education (Professional Dev. Workshops & Webinar Series) Total units within a single term is 15-45 hours required

EDUC 831XRegistration Deadline August 1
NAEA: Art Education LeadershipEDUC 832HRegistration Deadline August 1
NAEA: School for Arts Transformative LeadershipEDUC 852NRegistration Deadline August 1

Official Transcripts

University credits on a transcript from Chico State are recognized by a wide range of organizations – including several states’ departments of education and school districts – allowing teachers to use university credits toward licensure or certification renewal. Teachers must confirm with their school/district administrator, state department of education, or other relevant organization if Chico State university credits are approved by their organization based on specific state or local requirements.

You can order an official transcript online through Student Records and Registration for an additional fee. Successful completion of an 800 level course will appear as credits attempted on the front of the transcript with a CR for EDUC classes or a Letter grade on the one EDCI class (available only to School for Arts Leaders). Clarification on the credit earned can be found on the back side of the transcript in the Course Numbers section 800-899.

Register by Mail

Complete the pdf registration form and mail to:

Professional & Continuing Education
400 W. First Street
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0250