About Our Courses

At this time, (spring semester 2020) Inquiry in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom and Teaching with Mindfulness are offered in our new ED501 format. All other courses follow our book-study format. Download the different Course Assignments files at the bottom of this page to compare the requirements.

TPAI/CSU-Pueblo ED501 Courses

 ED501
Graduate level credit
From an accredited (Higher Learning Commision) University (CSU-Pueblo)
Accepted in all 50 states
Participants must have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree (B.A.).
May be used toward CSU's online M.Ed. program
3 semester (4.5 quarter) credits
GradesLetter Grade (A-F)
Required Hours (meets federal guidelines for accredited course hours)112.5 (3-semester credit course)

A Voice and Choice

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”–Benjamin Franklin

Our new ED501 courses are independent studies and share a common course structure designed to benefit your specific teaching role. Our inquiry based model of learning has three parts: educators will learn new material (pedagogy), further research topics (guided inquiry), and then create a plan that best applies the course learning to your teaching role (personalized learning). The following courses follow this structure: Technology in the Classroom, Inquiry in the Classroom and Teaching with Mindfulness.

Accepted in All Fifty States

Our ED501 courses are accredited through Colorado State-Pueblo and will meet your salary advancement requirements and/or professional development needs.

The most common requirement from districts and states is that continuing education courses must be (1) at a graduate level and (2) from a regionally accredited university. Our ED501 courses fulfill these requirements.

Some districts require courses to directly come from a graduate or Master’s program. Our ED501 courses also meet this requirement and are approved as part of CSU-Pueblo’s online M.Ed. program. You do not need to be admitted to this graduate program to take these courses, but they will count towards CSU-Pueblo’s online M.Ed. if you are enrolled in that program.

Course Assignments Files

Download the Course Assignment files below to see the different requirements for both types of courses.

ED501 Technology in the Classroom Course Assignment file

All our other courses are independent book studies and also designated as ED501. See the Course Assignment file below.

ED501 Think Like Socrates Course Assignment file (book study format)