Where Theory Becomes Practice

Self-Paced Graduate Courses for K12 Teachers

Accredited and Nationally Recognized

Salary Advancement and License Renewal

Welcome to Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute (TPAI). We collaborate with Colorado State University to provide affordable graduate-level courses that are accepted in all fifty states.

Personalized, Self-Paced & Flexible Learning

TPAI’s K-12 graduate courses are based on current practices explained by outstanding authors and exceptional educators. Our personalized course format provides you the opportunity to direct your learning to meet your specific goals. With no required online or physical meetings TPAI gives you the flexibility to work at your preferred time and place.

We offer:

  • Personalized & relevant learning
  • 3-semester credits per course (equivalent to 4.5 quarter credits)
  • Graduate-level coursework (ED501)
  • Career/Salary advancement
  • Affordability
  • Distance coursework
  • Acceptance in all 50 states
  • Enrollment of up to six courses per semester
  • Accreditation through CSU-Pueblo (all fees included)

Tailored to Meet Your Needs

Our self-paced ED501 (graduate level) courses are independent studies and share a common 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 create a plan to implement new learning into their teaching role (Practice). Watch our video to learn more about each assignment.

Inquiry Driven

TPAI’s mission is to provide affordable, self-directed graduate courses that engage, enable, and empower teachers. We do this through courses designed to be driven by curiosity and inquiry.


Course TypeCost 
3-semester credits (4.5-quarter credits)$320Includes CSU-Pueblo tuition
2-semester credits (3 quarter credits)$220Includes CSU-Pueblo tuition

Start Immediately

No waiting–you’ll be able to start your course(s) today! Head straight to our courses to enroll, or learn more about how TPAI will support your teaching needs.