Achievement units (AUs) are available to teacher-level members of the Baltimore Teachers Union. For every 12 AUs earned, teachers advance one interval on their professional pathway. AUs are earned in several ways.
Teachers must upload information about college courses, which will be reviewed to determine eligibility for AUs. Note that information must be uploaded within 90 days of the final day of the course. To upload information
Requests and documentation are forwarded to the Career Pathway Service Center for review. All documentation is subject to official verification.Teachers will receive initial written notification from the Human Capital Office within 10 business days; manager approval takes an additional 5 days, after which the "Career Pathway Profile" and AU balance is updated on Employee Self Service.
To qualify for awarding AUs, professional development must include
Find AU-bearing professional development opportunities through the Professional Growth System, available under the ERP portal.
AUs may be earned through professional activities that benefit students, colleagues, a school, or the district and tie into academic achievement. To be eligible, activities must be approved, occur during uncompensated times, and be grounded in a documented need for a specified or targeted group.
Approved activities are managed by a program coordinator. Teachers interested in participating an activity should notify the program coordinator or contact person listed. To submit a new activity for approval, first review the approval process and timeline.
Teachers can also earn AUs by participating in curriculum writing or facilitating AU-approved professional development.