Personalized and Self-Paced

Graduate Courses

for K12 Teachers

3-Semester Credit Courses

Salary Advancement / License Renewal

Why TPAI? Choice, Flexibility and Coursework that Supports Your Teaching.

Welcome to Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute (TPAI). At TPAI, we make your work meaningful by engaging you as a co-director of your learning. From courses based on leading educators and authors, we give you the freedom and flexibility to engage in assignments and projects that support your personal teaching needs–all in an easy-to-follow format.

Through our partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, we provide affordable, accredited, graduate-level courses for teachers in all fifty states.

Your Space, Your Pace

TPAI’s personalized format allows you to direct your learning to meet your specific teaching needs. You can work independently at your preferred space and pace with no required online or physical meetings.

TPAI Courses: Where Theory Meets Practice

 Our self-paced ED501 (graduate level) courses are independent studies and share a 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).

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.

Assignment 1
Read the coursebook.

Assignment 2
Respond in writing to questions based on the coursebook reading.

Assignment 3
Explore and research the course ideas and topics that interest you most. You’ll write a paper tying what you learned to your specific teaching role.

Assignment 4
Choose from various activities (designing curriculum, practicing strategies, collaborating with colleagues, creating materials, etc.) that will tie course content to your teaching needs.

Start Immediately

No waiting–you’ll be able to start your course(s) today!



Course Type:

3-Semester credits (4.5-quarter credits) Includes CSU Pueblo tuition



Course Type:

2-Semester credits (3-quarter credits) Includes CSU Pueblo tuition

Click to See Your State's Requirements

Accepted in all Fifty States

Most districts and states require that continuing education courses be (1) at a graduate level and (2) from a regionally accredited university. TPAI / CSU-Pueblo courses meet both of these requirements.

If your district additionally requires that credits be from a graduate program, all TPAI courses meet this criterion, too.

See salary advancement & license renewal requirements for your state.

District Salary Advancement

Our accredited graduate-level courses (ED501) meet the criteria for salary advancement for K-12 licensed teachers in all 50 states. Please follow your district’s procedures/guidelines when registering for our graduate courses, as each district sets its own policies.

Master of Education

TPAI is a partner in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s online M.Ed program. If enrolled in that program, our affordable and flexible courses can help fulfill your graduate credit requirements. Click the heading to learn more.

State License Renewal

Nearly all states (a few have alternative requirements) accept TPAI coursework for teacher re-certification or license renewal. See the above map to learn more about the license renewal requirements in your state.

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Course Assignments Example

Download the Course Assignment file below to see specific assignments and requirements for:

Step 1

Order Online

Step 2

Download Course Materials / Purchase Coursebook

Step 3

Complete all Coursework

Step 4

Submit Coursework

Step 5

Receive Feedback and Course Grade

Step 6

Obtain Transcript from CSU-Pueblo

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