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How It Works

Professional Learning Units and Courses



Select PLU or Course

Explore NSTA’s collection of PLU or PL Course by topic to satisfy your continuing education needs.





Purchase the PLU or PL Course

Click on the individual short course to access the product page and to purchase the PLU or PL Course.

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Visit My Library

Once purchased, your PLU or PL Course will be added to the professional learning section of My Library (upper right corner on the NSTA website). While in My Library, you can also view your progress/status towards completion of the course.

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Enjoy Your Course

With materials in your virtual hand, you can now enjoy your course and work at your own pace. Respond to questions created to help you consider your thinking on the topic, watch the web seminar videos, refine your responses, and upload files.

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Submit Your Final Answers

Once you have reviewed your responses, submit your final answers and coursework for review.

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Track the Progress of Your Submission

Return to your library to track the progress of your submission. A reviewer will read your submissions and decide if you need to return to a question. If this is the case, you will see the icon ‘Feedback Given’.




Receive Your Certificate

Upon completion and submission of the task associated with the PLU or PL Course, you will receive a certificate awarding two credit hours of professional learning. An email from NSTA will be sent to you as soon as your certificate is available for download. Please allow up to 30 days for your certificate to be awarded.

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