CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

2021 CMEA Continuing Education Credit Details

As a unique benefit to those attending the annual Colorado Music Educators Association conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado State University will once again offer Continuing Education Unit Credit during the 2021 online event being held Jan. 27-30, 2021. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary step increment.

2021 Cost/Registration:

  • $115: 1-credit hour (attendance/reflections on 13 units of CMEA sessions)
  • A 2-credit option is not available for 2021
  • Registration deadline: February 15, 2021
  • Register here

2021 Assignment

  • Your summary and reflections about each unit (approx. an hour of instruction) can be submitted electronically through email or via Canvas, CSU's online course portal.
  • The online assignment allows for attending 13 sessions, including workshops, concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and all professional organization meetings.
  • Each reflection should be a brief, one-two paragraph reflection summarizing content and applicability to your work as a music educator.
  • The downloadable assignment will be released to registrants the week of the conference, starting on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.
  • Reflections must be submitted to Adam.Torres@colostate.edu by Feb. 15, 2021
  • The instructor, Adam Torres, will be available for “office hours/registration help” the week of the conference. Details will be updated here.

2021 Grades

  • Grades will be assessed and posted as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. If your work submitted merits an Unsatisfactory assessment, the instructor will reach out with specific feedback and give you an opportunity to reach Satisfactory status by March 1, 2021.

A Message from the Instructor

On behalf of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during this challenging time.

Thank you for all of the work you have done to keep the foundation of music education in tact through your Google Classrooms, Zooming, virtual ensembles, and learning (on-the-fly) best practices for distance engagement for children and youth. You have embraced this daunting task and risen to the challenge, and I could not imagine the state of music education without your collective work and sacrifice of time and routine (not to mention the emotional toll you have endured) in 2020.

As we look to 2021 with optimism for a return to some sense of normalcy, one event that will remain unique in its offering is the annual CMEA conference. While I will personally miss seeing so many wonderful faces and catching up with colleagues, I am grateful that we have a digital conference to attend. Alongside this year’s digital conference, CSU will once again offer continuing education credits for you. As you know, this is a great (and relatively inexpensive) course to use for moving up the pay scale ladder or towards recertification hours.

This year, CSU Online has stated they will make absolutely no exceptions for late registrations.  My advice is to register well in advance so that we can troubleshoot any issues prior to the hard deadline of Feb. 15, 2021.

Please contact me with any specific questions regarding this year’s CMEA continuing education credits through CSU. Again, thank you for everything you have done to keep music alive in the hearts and minds of a future generation of leaders, artists, and music patrons. Be safe, be well.

—Adam Torres


Adam A Torres

Senior Instructor of Music