Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
ISBE Certificate Renewal Manual
Approved Provider – An entity that receives
approval from the Illinois State Board of Education to offer professional
development activities for which teachers may receive CPDU or CEU credits.
CEU – Continuing Education Unit.
Credit for participation in approved activities that include some
form of participation by those attending.
One CEU equals five clock hours of participation.
CPDU – Continuing Professional Development
Unit. Credit for
participation in approved activities.
One CPDU equals one clock hour of participation.
TCFR clients earn either 3 or 6 CPDUs depending on the project.
Evidence of Completion – Documentation
provided by an Approved Provider to be submitted to a Local Professional
Development Committee with a written reflection statement by the teacher. TCFR will provide such a document upon approved completion of
ISBE – Illinois State Board of Education.
LPDC – Local Professional Development
Committee that approves CPDU and CEU credits and is composed of three
teachers, the superintendent or designee and one at large member selected
by the district.
Part Time Teaching – Less than 50% of the
school day or school term.
SIP – School Improvement Plan.
A proposal for meeting the academic needs of the students within a
district. The plan also
provides guidance for continuing professional development.
TCFR – The Center for Recertification and
Professional Development, Inc. An
ISBE approved provider of CPDU and CEU credit.
STCB – State Teacher Certification Board. The STCB is responsible for the renewal of Standard and Master Teaching Certificates.