Confratute for Credit
Confratute can be taken for graduate credit and is fully accredited in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, earning you three (3) graduate credits in either EPSY 5195: Workshop in Education or EPSY 5198: Curriculum Lab. Additionally, all of our strands for Confratute are offered through the Educational Psychology Gifted and Talented Department at the University of Connecticut and may be considered for purposes of teacher certification in the field of gifted in some states.
EPSY 5195 Workshop in Education—Professional personnel to work cooperatively on problems arising out of actual school situations. In strands associated with this course, teachers and administrators learn to explore various options for gifted students and to develop plans for meeting their needs in a wide variety of school settings.
EPSY 5198 Curriculum Lab—Reorganization of courses, reorientation of the program of studies, articulation of administrative units, and development of new materials are considered in relation to the local situation. Students make individual studies of their specific problems, and group studies of related problems. In strands associated with this course, participants will receive basic information about techniques for curriculum development during large and small group sessions. Specific techniques for creating curriculum units for the gifted in the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences will be stressed.
APPLICATION AND PAYMENT FOR CREDIT
Application and payment for graduate credit is accepted prior to and during Confratute. Application for credit after the conclusion of Confratute is not accepted. Payment for academic credit is a separate, additional cost beyond the Confratute registration fee. A tuition fee in the amount of $2,820.00 for three (3) graduate credits is due when you apply. An additional one-time enrollment fee of $65.00 and a Technology Fee of $30.00 are required for non-degree students. Degree students pay an additional enrollment fee of $45.00 and other activity fees as required. There is also an additional online course fee of $60.00 ($20.00 per credit). Payment is to be made by check, money order, purchase order, credit card, or electronic check.
Students (via the Student Administration System https://studentadmin.uconn.edu/) and Authorized Users (via the E-bill and Payment Suite https://payplan.uconn.edu/C21646_tsa/web/login.jsp) can make a payment with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, BC Card, DinaCard and Diner's Club. Participants paying by credit card will have to provide a home e-mail address to be e-billed or they can pay by electronic check. Degree students will pay directly in their PeopleSoft Financials account. *A 2.85% convenience fee will apply to your transaction and is required to offset the expense of offering credit cards as a payment option and is paid directly to the credit card processor. Participants can pay by electronic check to avoid the credit card transaction fee.
STRAND SELECTION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Participants who register and pay for graduate credit will select a strand as their "major" and work independently with a faculty member to develop an independent project or product to fulfill the requirements for earning credit in either EPSY 5195 or EPSY 5198. Complete the product and submit it to your assigned faculty member AFTER Confratute to have your grade submitted to the Registrar. The cover page of your project should be a copy of your approved Management Plan. If you need your grade submitted prior to October 1, 2021, please inform your assigned faculty member and request that your grade be submitted BY THAT DATE. Products or projects not completed by the end of Confratute must be completed and grades submitted by the instructor within one year of Confratute. Transcripts can be requested through the Registrar's website at https://registrar.uconn.edu/transcripts. There is no fee for this transcript service.
International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements for international students posted on the Graduate School's webpage, https://grad.uconn.edu/prospective-student/ if interested in applying for graduate level credit as non-degree students.
Attendees can earn a maximum of 35 contact hours of participation at Confratute by attending a full schedule of keynotes, strands and special topic sessions. To receive contact hours, A Planning and Documentation Guide must be completed and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 16th. This guide can be found in your participant information packet. You may NOT receive both academic credit and contact hours from UConn for Confratute. The Contact Hours given by the State of Connecticut may or may not be honored by other state agencies.
Confratue 2021 Credit Registration Request Form