Salary Advancement and License Renewal
Welcome to Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute (TPAI). Through our partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, we provide affordable, accredited, graduate-level courses that are accepted in all fifty states.
Your Pace, Your Space
In each of our courses, you’ll build background knowledge, research topics relevant to you, and put new ideas into practice. Throughout this journey, TPAI’s personalized format allows you to direct your learning to meet your specific teaching needs. With no required online or physical meetings, you will be able to work at your preferred pace and space.
- Personalized & relevant learning
- 3-semester credits per course (equivalent to 4.5 quarter credits)
- Graduate-level coursework (ED501)
- Career/Salary advancement
- Distance coursework
- Acceptance in all 50 states* (click to see your state)
- Enrollment of up to six courses per semester
- Accreditation through CSU-Pueblo (all fees included)
TPAI: Where Theory Meets Practice
Our self-paced ED501 (graduate level) courses are independent studies and share a standard course structure designed to support your specific teaching role. Our inquiry-based model of learning has three parts: educators will build background knowledge (Theory), further research topics (Research), and implement new learning into their teaching role (Practice). Watch our video to learn more about each assignment.
Personalized and Flexible Assignments
Whether you’re an elementary, middle, high school, or specialist teacher, you’ll love the flexibility to work independently on assignments that directly impact your teaching.
Read the coursebook (see courses).
Respond in writing to questions based on the coursebook reading.
Dig deeper into course content by exploring and researching the ideas and topics that interest you most. You’ll write a paper tying what you learned to your specific teaching role.
Our fourth assignment will allow you to move from theory to practice. You’ll choose from various activities (writing lesson plans, designing curriculum, practicing strategies, collaborating with colleagues, creating materials, etc.) that will tie course content to your immediate teaching needs.
*All TPAI courses follow the above format, and you’ll complete each assignment at your own pace.