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Teacher Effectiveness Training

Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET) is the most successful program for classroom management, discipline and communication skills ever designed for teachers.  Over 100,000 teachers have taken the TET course in more than twenty countries.  The classic TET text by Dr. Thomas Gordon and the TET curriculum by Mr. Ken Miller have been translated into ten different languages.

The purpose of the TET course is for teachers to increase teaching/learning time, time on task, in their classrooms.  The skills and methods of TET bring to teachers the results of a generation of educational research, consolidating and synthesizing this knowledge into a set of practical methods that teachers can apply to actually improve the quality of their teaching experience.

In TET, teachers learn specific skills of interpersonal communication and problem solving that they use to more effectively assist students with problems and to help get changes in unacceptable student behaviors.  The result is that teachers teach more and feel better about themselves as teachers, because their students learn more. 

The College of Saint Rose EDU 660

The required text for this course is Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages by Thomas Gordon. 978-0609809327

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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.