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Achieving Parental Support

Connecting with parents is more important today than ever before. Teachers must be educated about American families within society so that they can better reach their students' parents. Participants will discuss the importance of parental involvement, examine recent literature surrounding parental involvement in education, and discover ways of connecting with parents through new methods.

Carlow University ED 646 • Madonna University EDU 5960.38 • Notre Dame College ED 624 P • The College of Saint Rose EDT 679

The required text for this course is Parents and Teachers Working Together by Brett J. Novick. ISBN 978-1475828887.


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Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.

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Course Schedule

  • 8/10/21 - 11/9/21
  • 10/12/21 -1/11/22
  • 12/14/21 - 3/8/22
  • 2/8/22 - 5/10/22
  • 4/12/22 - 7/12/22
  • 6/14/22 - 9/13/22
  • 8/9/22 - 11/8/22

Course Schedule


  • May 7-9 & May 21-23

Nassau County

  • July 19 - 23
Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information. 

Student Academic Integrity
Participants guarantee that all academic class work is original. Any academic dishonesty or plagiarism (to take ideas, writings, etc. from another and offer them as one's own), is a violation of student academic behavior standards as outlined by our partnering colleges and universities and is subject to academic disciplinary action.