In-Service Credit and TA Lane Change Hours Policy

  • In accordance with the agreement between the Saint Paul Board of Education and the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, in-service credit may be granted for professional development coursework completed. In-service credits earned may result in movement on the wage scale for teachers and educational assistants. For more information regarding In-Service Credit and lane change for teachers/educational assistants click here.

    SPPS-sponsored courses/trainings must be directly related to a teacher’s, EAs, or TAs employment responsibilities. 

     

    For Teachers:

    • Department sponsors and presenters seek pre-approval to offer a course/training for in-service credit.  Not all courses/trainings offer in-service credit.  The course description will state if the course/training is offered for in-service credit.
    • The number of in-service credits earned is determined by the course/training professional learning time.
    • 10 hours of professional learning time is equal to 1 in-service credit.
    • The minimum number of professional learning hours required for courses/trainings to offer in-service credit is 10 hours and the course/training must also include a final project/product.  
    • You must complete all professional learning hours and requirements to receive in-service credit(s).
    • In-service credits are not awarded for partial completion.  
    • Coursework for in-service credit must be taken on the employee’s own time, in lieu of a stipend from the District (#625).  
    • In-service credit cannot be awarded when courses/trainings are completed during the contracted workday.

    For EAs:

    • All courses/trainings are eligible for in-service credit when completed outside of the contracted workday.
    • Coursework for in-service credit must be taken on the employee’s own time, in lieu of a stipend from the District (#625).  
    • The number of In-Service Credits earned is determined by the course/training professional learning time.
    • 10 hours of professional learning time is equal to 1 in-service credit.
    • In-service credits are awarded based on the hours of professional learning completed.

     

    For TAs:

    • All courses/trainings are eligible for TA lane change hours (TA-LC) hours when completed outside of the contracted workday.
    • Coursework for TA-LC hours must be taken on the employee’s own time, in lieu of a stipend from the District (#625).  
    • The number of TA-LC hours earned is determined by the course/training professional learning time.
    • 1 hour of professional learning time is equal to 1 TA-LC hour.
    • TA-LC hours are awarded based on the hours of professional learning completed.

     

    In-service credits will appear on the SPPS PDExpress printed transcript under the in-service credit column.

    TA-LC hours will appear on the SPPS PDExpress printed transcript under the TA-LC column.

     

Information on Lane Changes

  • For more information on lane changes, click here.