TPAI salary advancement courses are AFFORDABLE, personalized and 100% independent.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide affordable, self-directed graduate courses that empower, inspire and engage teachers. We do this by providing highly relevant courses that are designed to be driven by curiosity and inquiry.

Welcome to TPAI!

We’re dedicated to helping K12 teachers expand on their classroom skills, learn new teaching approaches, and obtain post-secondary graduate course credit. Being an educator is one of the most challenging jobs because an educator’s education never stops. From new course material to shifting teaching approaches, keeping up can be a challenge when you work full-time. TPAI can help! We bring together the skills and education you need in a format that is flexible and personalized. Together with Colorado State University-Pueblo, we offer graduate courses online that are more meaningful, practical, and relevant than ever before.

Our courses are based on current pedagogy explained by outstanding authors and exceptional educators. By being committed to providing you a personalized education, you have the opportunity to direct your learning to meet your specific teaching goals in a better and more efficient way than we ever could!


TPAI courses offer:

  • A voice and choice in your own education
  • Affordability
  • Career/Salary advancement without leaving your home
  • Full 3 semester (4.5 quarter) graduate-level credits
  • No extra charges for enrollment at our accredited partner university (CSU-Pueblo)
  • Acceptance in all 50 states
  • Enrollment of up to six courses per semester
  • The ability to use ED501 graduate work as part of CSU-Pueblo’s online M.Ed program
  • A choice of ED500 or ED501 graduate-level courses to better meet your needs

You’ll receive 3-semester/4.5 quarter credits (including course fees at CSU-Pueblo, our accredited, partner university) for $345 per course! Want to save more? Sign up with friends or colleagues and take $25 off each course when registering with 3 or more educators (email us at with the names of people beforehand, and we’ll send a coupon code to use when registering).

Here’s what to do next:

  1. Choose course(s) (up to six courses allowed per semester) and order online
  2. Download course materials after enrolling
  3. Buy your coursebook (or check out from your local library).
  4. Complete all assignments
  5. Submit coursework anytime before the end of the semester

No waiting. No entrance exams. Begin your course within minutes! Read on to see how we can meet your specific needs or head straight to our courses.

We Help K12 Educators with:

Salary Advancement: Our accredited graduate level courses meet the criteria for salary advancement for K12 licensed teachers in all 50 states. ED501 courses, taken through our partnership with CSU-Pueblo, may also count toward a Master’s Degree in Education through CSU-Pueblo.

Master of Education (M.Ed.): This program is a partnership between TPAI and Colorado State University-Pueblo. Together, we provide an affordable and flexible online Master’s Degree program. Click here to learn more.

Teacher License Renewal: Nearly all states (New York and Illinois have alternative requirements) accept TPAI courses for teacher recertification or license renewal graduate coursework. Visit your state department website to learn more about your specific state requirements before registering. If you have further questions about state requirements for teacher re-certification or license renewal, email us at:


Accreditation: CSU-Pueblo is “regionally accredited” by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognize six organizations for such purposes. Districts in all states allow for “regionally accredited” universities for salary advancement purposes. However, since each district sets its own policies, it is your responsibility to check your district requirements before registering for any course.

Read through our course descriptions to find what suits your needs as an educator.