The purpose of this course is to teach educators how to increase their students’ success in school and in life by building their vocabulary and their understanding of critical words. The vocabulary discussed in this course is highly relevant in both academic and social situations. Participants will discover how to use new and old strategies in creating personal toolboxes and assess useful strategies to integrate vocabulary throughout the curriculum. This course also focuses on the use of technology to further extend understanding and to provide tools to capture the attention of twenty-first century learners.
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.
Module 1: Researching the Importance of Vocabulary
Module 2: Processing and Storing Vocabulary
Module 3: The Critical Verbs
Module 4: The Critical Nouns
Module 5: The Last Words
Module 6: Common Core Vocabulary Standards
Module 7: Reflection and Article Reviews
Module 8: Using the Web to Enhance Vocabulary
Module 9: Templates for Graphic Organizers
Module 10: Additional Resources/Final Project/Final Exam
Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.
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.