Policies


Beacon Educator strives to provide quality professional development in a positive, welcoming environment. To facilitate this atmosphere, we expect honesty, integrity, and professionalism from all parties involved in our online community of learners. We hold the following expectations:

Professional Conduct

Act in a professional, ethical, respectful, and legal manner.
Respect all Beacon materials as copyrighted works.
Use standard English (grammar and conventions) in all communications.

To receive course credit, all summative assessments must be completed independently by the learner and not plagiarized from any other source or person.

Collaboration on course content during the learning experience is encouraged.
Summative assessments must be completed independently and should be the individual's own unique response.
Sharing responses to summative tasks with others is not permitted.
Changing words but maintaining the sentence structure and ideas of another's work constitutes plagiarism.
If a source is used, the citation must use a standard format (APA, MLA, etc.) and should constitute less than 10% of the response.

Learners who violate this policy will be subject to denial of credit for the course. No refunds will be made. District contacts will be notified of the infraction and penalty. Beacon reserves the right to block accounts, thereby denying future registrations.

Learner Expectations

Review FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.
Contact your district prior to registering to verify they accept the course for credit.
Contact the appropriate person in a timely manner if problems are encountered.
Contact the course facilitator with issues regarding the course.
Contact Technical Support if needed. (Call 1-866-936-7352)
Contact Beacon Educator for general issues. (beam@beaconeducator.com or 1-800-311-6437)
Please use our support page if you need assistance.

Note: All credit card purchases are final, as stated during the registration process. However, for unusual circumstances, we may be able to transfer your enrollment to a different section. Contact the office, 1-800-311-6437 or Beam@BeaconEducator.com, with your request.

Course Learner Expectations

Read course content, complete Check Your Understanding activities, view video clips, and visit external Web links and other resources in each chapter prior to completing the corresponding summative assessments.
Submit summative assessments in a timely manner.
Check the Summative Log for submission pacing guides.
Submit no more than two new summative assessments during the final week. All must be submitted by the end date.
If there is no grace period, submit all initial summative assessments by the beginning of the final week.
Realize the summative assessments are not available until the start date and that completion is dependent upon the passing of the number of credit hours, at the rate of 8 hours per day.
Allow sufficient time for the review and revision process. Late submissions may result in non-completion of the course.

Note: Learners are automatically withdrawn if no summative assessments have been submitted:

3 weeks prior to the end date for 60-hour courses.
1 week prior to the end date for courses of 1-30 hours.
Summative responses must meet established criteria in order to be approved. All must be approved for course completion.
Beacon reserves the right to limit the number of rounds of feedback.

Module Learner Expectations:

As soon as you are registered for a module, you can log in to your Beacon account and begin reading.
You can interact in all features of the module, except the Exit Exam.
The Exit Exam is available after registration and the number of credit hours has passed.
Example 1: If registering at 1 pm for a 6-hour Instructional Practices: Differentiated Instruction module, the Exit Exam will be available at 7 pm.
Example 2: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour On Demand: ESE for All Educators (SWD - SB 1108) module, the Exit Exam will be available the next day at 8 pm.
The Exit Exam can be accessed during the section dates, but NOT before.