A: All TEI on-site graduate courses (three semester hours of credit) are taught over two weekends or five consecutive weekdays. Weekend classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A: TEI on-site graduate courses are held at schools, conference centers and major hotels. All of our locations provide a professional academic environment and are conveniently located. Visit our Courses page to find the location that works best for you!
A: All TEI online courses are Instructor-led.
A: All TEI online courses are asychronous. Therefore, you can work at a time that is convenient for you.
A: Students may use either a Macintosh computer or a PC with Windows 2000 or higher. Students should possess basic word processing skills and have internet access with an active e-mail account. Students also are expected to have a basic knowledge of how to use a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.
A: All TEI online graduate courses (three semester hours of credit) last thirteen weeks. You will receive your course materials, login name and password approximately one week prior to the start date of your course.
A: Graduate credit for TEI on-site and online courses is issued by our Academic Partners. All of our Academic Partners are regionally and/or nationally accredited colleges and universities. To visit our Academic Partner page, click here.
A: Graduate credit may be transferred as elective courses into existing graduate programs - but only with prior approval from your academic advisor.
A: If you are seeking professional development credit for an on-site course you will attend class over two weekends or one week. If you are seeking professional development credit online you will attend class over a thirteen-week period.
A: All professional development course participants receive a Certificate of Completion from TEI for professional development, in-service or continuing education units. You should always obtain approval from your district prior to registering for a TEI course. Typically, on-site courses are equal to 45 hours, and online courses are equal to 60 hours, but this can vary from district to district. Remember to confirm with your district the conversion of the hours to appropriate credit units.
A: If you are going to be out of town when an assignment is due, you have the option to complete the assignment early. Contact your Instructor to discuss alternative arrangements.
A: TEI courses are taught by certified Instructors who hold a Master's Degree or higher. Each Instructor is personally involved in your learning and available to answer any questions you may have. Participants may also e-mail TEI here or call 1-800-331-2208 with questions.
A: TEI online courses are compatible with today’s most popular browsers. We recommend that you use the most recent versions. You can find them here: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or AOL.
A: All graduate course participants receive a letter grade. TEI will forward the letter grade to the appropriate credit-issuing Academic Partner. Professional Development participants will receive a pass/fail grade and a certificate of completion from Teacher Education Institute, NOT an official transcript from one of our Academic Partners.
A: TEI is one of the most affordable providers of high-quality, graduate-level professional development in the country. For a complete list of our courses, and prices, click here.
Once you have filled out and returned the appropriate Transcript Request Form, our Academic Partners ask for approximately 6-8 weeks to process the transcripts and send them to you. You can request or check the status of your transcripts, by contacting our Academic Partners' Registrar's Offices below:
A. Weekend classes meet on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Week long classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.
A: Each Academic Partner has different requirements. Please contact our Registrar at 800.331.2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A. We recommend that you transfer into a different class.
A. TEI Instructors are not allowed to accept payment. If payment is by phone, it must be received at TEI by 5:00pm (EDT) on the date of the class. You can also pay online up until class begins. Any student with an unpaid balance will not be permitted to attend class.
A. You must attend the course section for which you are registered. Our Instructors will not allow anyone into a class whose name does not appear on the corresponding Section Roster. Even if both sections are meeting at the same hotel, you must attend the assigned section.
A. We appreciate your enthusiasm, but students are not admitted unless they have registered in advance. TEI instructors will not allow anyone into the course whose name is not on the roster.
A. You may only attend the assigned section.
A: Our online courses have the same course content as our on-site courses. All of our courses are instructor-led.
A. All TEI On-site and online classes equal 90 ACT 48 credit hours per class.
A. Always check with your district prior to registering for a course. Typically, TEI courses can be used toward recertification. If you are not currently teaching, we recommend that you check with your state board of education to verify that the courses will be accepted.
A. The courses, and the coursework associated with them, are identical. The main differences:
A: You may register up to one week after the start date of the course.
A. Typically you are able to complete one week of coursework without your book. We will notify your Instructor that you registered late.
A. You are responsible for ordering your own textbook. The textbook information page can be found here.
A. You may pay for the course with a P.O.#, Email or fax the P.O. to our Client Service Department at 1.407.536.6000.
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