Introduction:

The Professional Learning Portal contains a course catalog with search capabilities to aid learners in discovering a wide variety of courses to best suit professional needs. Courses can be completed to obtain State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) credits or to meet an affiliations professional development requirements and are offered with a variation of delivery methods to accommodate different learning styles. Follow the instructions below to search the catalog for courses.

Details:

  1. First, access the Professional Learning Portal.
  2. Next, use the Search filed to display available courses based individual learner needs. This field should be populated with the course name if known or you may choose to enter keywords describing the course. Results will display automatically as the filters are populated.
  3. Then tap Advanced Filters to display additional search criteria to narrow course results.
    Screen capture of the Search and Advanced Search fields within the Professional Learning Portal. An arrow points to the Advanced Filter link.

    • Credit Type: This field has two available options to choose from:
      • SCECH can be selected to display State approved courses used for renewal of certificates/licenses issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).
      • NON-SCECH can be chosen to display traditional and non-traditional professional development or compliance courses.
    • Credit Range: This field can be used in conjunction with using the “SCECH” option for the Credit Type field only. Ranges can be used if the learner has a specific amount of credits remaining.
      Note: If this range is entered with the “NON-SCHECH” option selected, no results will be returned in your results.
    • Delivery Method: This field can be used to select the method in which the course is delivered.
      1. Blended: This course is delivered through both in person and online.
      2. Face to Face: This course is delivered completely face to face onsite with a facilitator.
      3. Online Facilitated: This course will be guided by a facilitator. It may or may not have a set schedule or a specific start or end date.
      4. Self-Paced: This course is open enrollment, open exit, with no set schedule and no facilitator.
  4. The course details displayed will show course price (if applicable), credit hours (if applicable), description, keyword and start date. Proceed by clicking the Full Description button to view the course syllabus and additional course information. When you have completed reviewing the details, click the X in the upper right corner of the pop-up window.
    Screen capture of the Professional Learning Portal with an arrow pointing to the Full Description button within a course. Another arrow points to the X in Full Description dialog box.
  5. Finally, continue to Register and Login.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.