CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

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 2019 conference. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary step increment.

Cost:

  • $112 for 1 credit hour (attendance/reflections on 13 units of CMEA sessions)
  • $224 for 2 credit hours (attendance/reflections on 26 units of CMEA sessions)

How to submit your 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 sessions, workshops, masterclasses, concerts, and all professional meetings.

On-site Registration:
Lobby of Broadmoor Hall, adjacent to the CMEA registration counter
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, 7 a.m. –1:30 p.m.

A Message from Adam Torres about the 2019 process:

I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits! On behalf of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University, I wanted to say thank you for your work as music educators and hope to see you at the upcoming CMEA conference.

This year, as in years past, CSU will continue to offer Continuing Education credits for registrants of the conference. As a reminder, we will offer both 1 and 2 credit options, depending on which path best suits your needs. The assignments will remain the same as in previous years (13 reflections for 1 credit, 26 reflections/sessions for 2 credits) and will be accepted digitally via e-mail (Adam.torres@colostate.edu).

Effective January 2019, CSU Online has changed its process for registering for MU 590D CMEA Clinic/Workshop Credits. In lieu of paper forms, all registrations will occur electronically through the CSU Online Portal. Additionally, all payments will be handled through RAMweb, the same platform used to obtain transcripts and access CSU records of coursework previously taken.

Beginning Wednesday, January 23, the following link will become available for registration. The link will remain active until February 1, 2019, after which you will be unable to register for credit through MU 590D.

When this link becomes active, you can visit and complete registration from any internet-capable device. We will have our standard booth in front of the Exhibition Hall with a laptop and will be available to help troubleshoot for any registrants who would like assistance.

While change can sometimes be frustrating, we hope this new process will be relatively straightforward and believe it will yield several advantages. Instead of waiting for registration forms to return to Fort Collins, where they would be delivered to CSU Online for manual processing, registration should be verifiable instantly. Additionally, all payment information will be processed through secure servers which provide extra security in protecting your payment information. Lastly, you can complete registration at your convenience, rather than having to wait in line at the Continuing Education Credits booth.

If you have any questions about continuing education credits, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please do stop by the booth (even if you’re not planning to register for MU590D) to say hello — it’s always nice to put a face with names. Thank you for all that you do to advance the worthy cause of music through your work as educators.

—Adam Torres, M.M.