The self-paced course explains the PLA portfolio development process, and the rubric criteria used to review your submission. You will develop and submit one or more portfolios as part of the course, and only upon submission of such portfolios will you be charged for the course. One portfolio is required per each course for which you are seeking PLA credit.
The cost for the course is $400 (which includes one portfolio submission), and then an additional $100 for each additional portfolio. This means the cost will be $400 for the course and 1 portfolio; $500 for the course and 2 portfolios; $600 for the course and 3 portfolios; $700 for the course and 4 portfolios; and $800 for the course and 5 portfolios. There is a maximum of 5 portfolios that can be submitted as part of one course.
If you do not receive credit for one or more portfolios submitted, you can review the rubric scoring and comments within the course. Using that data, you can submit each portfolio just one additional time, for a re-submission cost of $100 per portfolio.
All costs are non-refundable and such payment does not guarantee any credit awarded (with awarded credit dependent upon a successful portfolio review). Details for the initial portfolio submission, and a potential re-submission, are found within the PLA Portfolio Development course.
Note on course cost: students who are awarded PLA credit for one academic course (most of CEHD graduate courses are three-credits) see a significant savings in cost and time in comparison to enrolling in the course. For example, in the 2021-2022 academic year, the graduate tuition rate for Michigan residents is $703.48 per credit hour while non-Michigan residents pay for $1,055.22 per credit hour. For a course with three credit hours, the savings would be $1,710.44 for Michigan residents, and $2,765.66 for non-Michigan residents.