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California Teachers Association LogoCalifornia Teachers Association and CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education offer conferences that focus on issues and challenges encountered in professional service and aim to meet the needs of individuals seeking vocational improvement and career advancement.

By attending these conferences you can earn semester credits on a Chico State transcript, which may be valid for professional credit at the discretion of local school districts. These credits do not, however, meet degree or credential requirements* and are not calculated in the Grade Point Average.

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Earn Units in 2021

Thrively: Strength-Based Student Engagement

Part of the CTA Webinar Series, Thrively trainings assist educators in promoting equity in their virtual classrooms. Training begins with an online strength-based assessment, moving through analysis of student interest and aspirations. 10 hours of webinars, 5 hours of coursework.

Course: Thrively—EDUC 810B
Registration opens April 1, and the registration deadline is August 1.

CTA Season Pass

The University Credit Season Pass is a new benefit to members attending CTA Statewide Conferences. CTA Members, through attending online conferences live or through watching recordings, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the hours of professional growth needed to qualify for university credit units (15 hours per one unit) across the entire season of statewide conferences. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost of enrollment with CSU Chico, normally $75/credit. The Season Pass begins with the 2020 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference and ends with the 2021 CTA Special Education Conference in April.

Register for Season Pass Units:

  1. Review the list of eligible conferences below.
  2. To attend a conference, register through the CTA official website
  3. To receive credits for attending, register online after completing a minimum of 15 hours of professional growth. All unit requests will be validated by the association prior to processing units at CSU, Chico.

    Registration Deadline: May 19
    • Grades and transcripts will be available after May 31.

  4. You will be enrolled in the maximum number of units available to you based on the number of professional growth hours you have logged through CTA Season Pass activities.
  5. If you only attend a pre-conference session and opt to purchase the unit, you are required to write a reflection paper on how you plan to implement what you learned in your classroom. Reflection papers can be submitted to sgreen@csuchico.edu * Does not apply to Season Pass conferences.

Eligible Season Pass Events

  • LGBTQ+ Issues Conference-Home Edition: December 3–5
  • New Educator Weekend-Home Edition: December 10–13
  • Issues Conference-Home Edition: January 14–17
  • 2021 CCA Winter Conference: January 29–30
  • Good Teaching Conference, Elementary Home Edition: February 4–7
  • New Educator Weekend, Home Edition | February 18–21
  • Equity & Human Rights, Home Edition | February 24–27
  • Good Teaching Conference, Middle & Secondary Home Edition | March 11–14
  • 2021 CCA Spring Conference | April 23–25
  • Special Education Conference, Home Edition: April 30–May 2


Your grades can be viewed online through the Chico State Portal. If you have not activated a portal account, follow the steps below. You will need to enter your date of birth and the nine-digit Chico State Portal ID number you received with your registration confirmation.

Step 1. Go to the "Claim Your Account" page
Step 2. Enter your Chico State ID & date of birth
Step 3. Answer the security questions
Step 4. Your account should be activated
Step 5. Enter the Student Center
Step 6. Select "Grades" under Academic History
Step 7. Select the term you wish to view grades

If you did not supply Continuing Education with your date of birth you will not have access to activate an account. If you are experiencing difficulty and do not remember if you supplied us with your date of birth, you should contact our office so that this information can be added to the system. Once the system is updated, approximately 24 hours after you contact us, you should have access. If you do not, please contact the Help Desk at 530-898-HELP (4357) or helpstu@csuchico.edu

If you have already created a CSU, Chico Portal account, you can log in with your username (generally your first initial and last name) and the unique password you've already created.

Information regarding grades prior to summer 2004 will require a transcript request form available to download at www.csuchico.edu/sro

Official Transcripts

Information on requesting an official transcript is available online at https://www.csuchico.edu/sro/transcript/index.shtml. For questions regarding other services offered by Student Records and Registration please visit www.csuchico.edu/sro or call (530) 898-5142. Teachers requesting transcripts for salary increment should note the Special Instructions and review the processing outline to ensure timely receipt of transcripts. Your transcript shows CSU, Chico work for courses numbered 001-899. Courses numbered 800-899 do not apply towards a degree unless approved by the appropriate department. Successful completion of an 800 level course will appear on the transcript with a CR or Letter grade and a value in the attempted field that may not be reflected in the earned field or the summary totals. Credit/No Credit Grading: If you plan to transfer to graduate or professional schools, be aware that some schools in evaluating transfer credit may regard Credit (CR) grades as C's and No Credit (NC) grades as F's.

Late Requests

Late requests are subject to the approval from the CTA office, Instructor of Record, CSU, Chico department chair, and college dean which requires a serious & compelling reason. A late fee will also apply. Complete our online request form. ** Please note, there is a 1-year time limit for late requests. Late requests are not accepted for the CTA Season Pass program.


Refunds are only granted if your request to Regional & Continuing Education is prior to the day of the conference. No refund is granted after the conference has begun.


* These courses are designed to meet objectives not served by established graduate and undergraduate courses. However, in exceptional cases and with the approval of the appropriate department chair and the dean of your school, they may be applied toward degree and credential programs for which such courses are deemed acceptable. Determination of the acceptability of these courses for degree and credential credit will depend primarily upon course content and approach. If you are considering using these courses for credential or degree purposes, consult with the appropriate department before registering.