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

You’ll enjoy our relevant topics and following our inquiry-based structure. In each of our courses, you’ll build background knowledge, research topics relevant to you, and put new learning 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.

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* (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 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.


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 courses will support your teaching needs.