clock degreepicMany times when you take a class, you're given a choice between clock hours or credits. Which one should you choose?

Here are some points to consider when deciding:

Choose clock hours if:

  • You're not planning on using the class towards an advanced degree.
  • You only need the clock hours for certification renewal.
  • You don't plan on teaching in another state that might not accept clock hours.
  • You want to advance on the salary schedule while spending as little money as possible.

Choose credits if:

  • You might be able to use the class towards an advanced degree.
  • You might teach out-of-state in the future and want to make sure your classes are recognized.
  • You want to advance on the salary schedule and the cost of doing so isn't a concern.