What are postgrad (postgraduate) credits and do I need them?
All Unity ministers and licensed teachers who wish to teach SEE courses for credit must maintain at least ten (10) current postgrad credits (aka CEUs). Post-grad credits are given for professional development courses, workshops or events which improve your teaching, communication or ministry skills. You must be the student...not the teacher.
Credits are valid for three years and are based on the number of hours you participated. Credits are calculated by the hours spent in the classroom. Examples: 1-5 hours in a workshop = 5 credits/6+ hours=10 credits.
What kind of classes/events would count for credit?
There are several options for classes or workshops. To be eligible for postgrad credit, a workshop/course must provide tools for professional growth and directly benefit your skills in ministry, teaching or communication.
Some options are:
- Attendance at any national or regional Unity convention or conference
- SEE classes at Unity Institute or local ministries.
- SEE/courses that have been changed/revised since you took them.
- Classes from the Ministry and Religious Studies program at Unity Institute.
- Non-Unity focused classes/workshops for professional growth that provide professional growth and improve your communication, teaching or ministry skills
Please request advance approval for the following: college credit courses, continuing education classes, classes that focus on personal rather than professional growth, etc.
How does the Association know that I've taken a class to update my credits?
To receive postgrad credit for a course, you must complete the Request for Postgraduate Credit Form, attach a copy of the course/workshop documentation showing course content, date, length, facilitator, etc.; and return completed form to Unity Worldwide Ministries.
What happens if I don't keep up my postgrad work?
You will be unable to teach SEE classes for credit until your postgrad credits are up to date. Unity Worldwide Ministries provides current postgrad credit information to Unity Institute. Unity Institute verifies the instructor's postgrad credit eligibility when entering SEE credit for students. If the instructor's postgrad credits have expired, the students who took the class will not receive SEE credit until the instructor's credits are updated.
I had 100 hours worth of work and you only show 10 credits. Why?
Because we require 10 current postgrad credits, we only track the most recent credit (course). We focus on those credits which will extend your "current" status the farthest. We also recommend that you also keep copies of any documentation you send us.
How much does it cost to register my credits with Unity Worldwide Ministries?
Nothing, there is no fee charged to update your post-grad credits. We thank our tithing churches whose regular support allows us to register your credits at no cost!
Who do I contact if I have questions or want credit for class/workshop or if I am putting on an event and would like it approved for postgraduate credits?
Questions about postgrad credit should be directed to the Executive Assistant for the Education, Leadership and Ministry Development Department at the Unity Worldwide Ministries. You can contact us at: 816.434.6861 or email@example.com.
Ministry and teaching are journeys of amazing growth and fulfillment. We want you to grow and unfold as a minister and teacher, and postgrad work is part of that encouragement. Please to don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
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