MASS IDEAS 1: Anti-Racism 30-hr Credit Course Requirement

Required for all BPS Staff under the Teachers Contract
MASS IDEAS 1: Anti-Racism 30-hour Credit Course

As per the current BPS Teacher's contract under Article 37 - Professional Improvement, 37-01, point 8: "All teachers who begin employment on or after July 1, 2002 shall be required to complete the EMI course or a comparable anti-racism course approved the Superintendent within the first three (3) years, at no cost to the teacher. The teacher, upon completion of the EMI course, will be awarded two (2) in-service credits."

To view available IDEAS 1: Anti-Racism 30-hour credit courses, please go to: MASS IDEAS
To process to register for an IDEAS 1 course is as follows:
1. Go to the Bedford Public Schools Website ( and complete the Professional Development Request form.
2. Once the Professional Development Request form is completed, Erin will register you for the course.
**If you have previously completed an IDEAS 1: 30-hour Anti-Racism credit course, you will need to obtain a copy of the certificate of completion and submit to Erin Crowley (