For the sake of clarity, we use Professional Development as a descriptor of the continuing education required of teachers in all states.  We also want to differentiate the label of "Professional Development" from our use of Graduate Credit - - those courses offered on this site for one, two, or three graduate credits that enable teachers to increase their salary levels.  Such graduate credit is awarded in conjunction with our partners at Dominican University of California and does not accrue to complete a degree.


Forward Motion provides a singular source for music and education content led by a world-class faculty representing colleges and universities across the United States.  As such, it is an excellent provider of Professional Development opportunity for teachers.  Forward Motion offers certificates of completion which we encourage teachers to submit to their administration as evidence of completion for any of our video courses, interactive zoom sessions, private study and/or masterclasses.


We offer a word of caution that requirements vary regarding the course work or professional activity that fulfills obligation in home districts, counties and states.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon Forward Motion patrons to qualify our offerings according to their local policies, associations, and supervisors.  Patrons may be asked by supervisors to describe how the Forward Motion coursework addresses the objectives of local learning standards, student/educator content growth, student/educator emotional growth, a school improvement plan, and/or educator performance evaluations. Gratefully,  Forward Motion content does qualify as Professional Development in most circumstances.


Further questions regarding Forward Motion’s Professional Development Credit may be directed to [email protected].