2022 New Perspectives on Primary Sources Project

5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for NCTE Only

The New Perspectives on Primary Sources (NPPS) Project offers approximately 60 hours of professional learning alongside the opportunity to contribute to an instructional unit and chapter for an NCTE edited book. Cohort members need to apply and be selected to be part of this program.

Course Details

Number of Units: 5.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for current educators teaching in classrooms in the field of English, literature, writing, speech communication, media studies, school librarians, and journalism.


Cohort members need to apply and be selected to be part of this program.

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What You Will Learn

  • Meet consistently for a 90-minute workshop session with NPPS facilitators, examining the use of primary sources in the high school English classroom
  • Engage in additional, regular virtual visits with LOC/TPS partners in either real time or by viewing recordings
  • Contribute lesson plans, vignettes, or other materials to an NCTE edited book that provides instructional guidance on Teaching with Primary Sources in secondary ELA-oriented classrooms, with particular inclusion of digital writing and critical media literacy


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.