may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participating in
the Institute and Certificates of Participation and Attendance in regional workshops.
A previous four-course endorsement plan, put into effect by the N.C.
Department of Public Instruction and offered in conjunction
with NCSMA and
the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, allowed
teachers to train themselves for journalistic tasks while
earning hours of graduate
credit for each course. N.C. DPI endorsements now require additional hours, but most can be met through NCSMA courses.
Courses that may be taken include "Journalism
Education in the Secondary School," which trains advisers
for their tasks with newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and desktop
Issues in Scholastic Journalism"; "Journalistic Writing
and Editing"; and "Desktop Publishing and Design in the Secondary School." Other courses sometimes offered in the summer are "Teaching Broadcast Journalism in the Secondary School" and "Teaching Online News in the Secondary School."
NCSMA offers fellowships
to N.C. advisers to help them offset summer course expenses.
Some courses are offered each summer as two-week, short-term courses; others are offered online through Carolina