Photo by Jeff Rogge/CBF StaffAn educator examines a seahorse during CBF's summer immersion course. Photo by Jeff Rogge/CBF Staff.

Logo: Chesapeake ClassroomsProfessional Learning Credits

Chesapeake Classrooms participants can earn recertification credit/hours by completing a five-day summer immersion course and submitting an issue investigation plan. Graduate credit is also available.  Below are all of the details for the credit process. If you have specific questions, please contact Erin O'Neal at 443-482-2056 or by e-mail at

Recertification Credit

Credit for a Chesapeake Classrooms five-day immersion course is issued in accordance to the state in which you teach:

District of Columbia*

Documentation of Contact Hours


3 Continuing Professional Learning Credits


Act 48 credit available for select PA courses. 


Documentation of 45 Contact Hours

*D.C. teachers cannot earn recertification credit for courses taken outside of their district. Graduate credit is available; additional fees apply, see below.

Participants will receive their credit receipt by the end of October.

The Final Project is due September 1. Teachers need to upload them to the Chesapeake Classrooms SharePoint site (link coming soon).  You will need to login.  If you need to mail your Final Project on a CD, please send it to:

Chesapeake Classrooms
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
6 Herndon Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403

Graduate Credit

Participants in any course may register for graduate credit from Mary Baldwin College or Virginia Commonwealth University. See below for details on registration, fees, and course requirements. Graduate credit costs are in addition to the CBF course fee and require additional course work.

  Mary Baldwin University

Course Title: Chesapeake Classrooms
Course Number: ED626
Credits: You may take this one course as a special student or as part of a 15 credit hour (4 course) certificate in EBL or as an elective in the Master of Education Degree in Environment-Based Learning.
Cost: $740 for 3 credits paid to Mary Baldwin University (plus the course fee paid to CBF)
For more information, go to or contact:
Dr. Tamra Willis
Mary Baldwin University
College of Education, Environment-Based Learning Program
Staunton, VA  24401 

Requirements/Syllabus 2016 Syllabus
Application 2017 Application Coming Soon
Payment Information

Send completed registration form along with the tuition fee of $740 to this address by August 15th:
Lori Johnson
Graduate Teacher Education
Mary Baldwin
221 N. Market Street
Staunton, VA  24401

Make checks payable to Mary Baldwin University or you may pay with visa using the application form.

Registration Deadline August 15. You will receive a MBC username and password to use on Blackboard



  Virginia Commonwealth University
*Graduate credit from VCU is only available for teachers who participate in the Teachers on the Bay or A Bird's Eye View of Island Ecology summer courses*
Details Course Title: 

Chesapeake Classrooms: Teachers on the Bay—Marine Ecology, June 26-30, 2017
Chesapeake Classrooms: A Bird's Eye View of Island Ecology, July 31-August 4, 2017
Course Number: LFSC 591c
Credits: 3 graduate credits in Life Science
Cost: $459 plus CBF's $350 course fee for Teachers on the Bay or $300 course fee for A Bird's Eye View
For more information, contact the course instructor and CBF's Senior Educator, Bill Portlock at

Requirements/Syllabus Course Syllabus and Course Requirements Coming Soon
Registration Complete registration online at and submit CBF's course fee.  Contact Bill Portlock to confirm your intention to receive graduate credit.  Bill Portlock at
Payment Information

After completing the registration online at and paying the CBF course fee, tuition payment is due on the first day of class.  Tuition payment needs to be by check or cash, no credit cards please.
Teachers on the Bay: checks payable to St. Margaret’s School (the fiscal agent for VCU for this course)
A Bird's Eye View: checks payable to the St. Margaret's School. 

Registration Deadline

Teachers on the Bay - June 1, 2017
Islands of the Bay - July 1, 2017


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