About Our Courses

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

All our ED501 courses are now 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 build background knowledge(Theory), further research topics (Research), and then create a plan that best applies the course learning to your teaching role (Practice).

TPAI/CSU-Pueblo ED501 Courses

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
Required course hours meet federal guidelines
GradesLetter Grade (A-F)

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 toward CSU-Pueblo’s online M.Ed. if you are enrolled in that program.

Course Assignments Files

Download the Course Assignment files below to see specific assignments for:

ED501 Strategies for Close Reading Course Assignments file