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 p.m. 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. Students must attend all sessions in full to receive credit.
A: All TEI online graduate courses (three semester hours of credit) run for thirteen weeks.
A: All TEI online courses are instructor-led, but the assignments are flexible enough that you can complete them on your own schedule as long as you meet all class deadlines. There are not set login times within the courses and correspondence with instructors is conducted through email so there are no specific timing requirements outside of the assignment deadlines.
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. We currently hold on-site courses in New York and Pennsylvania.
A: Yes, we've put together a document that should help you access the course that you have registered for. You can view it here. If you still have questions after reviewing the instructions, don't hesitate to reach out to our office.
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.
A: Graduate credit for TEI courses is issued by our academic partners. All of our academic partners are regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities. To learn more about our academic partners, click here. To receive graduate credit for a course, the student must complete and return a registration form for the university the credit will be issued by. These forms are distributed during on-site classes. Online students can access all relevant forms here.
A: Graduate credit may be transferred as elective courses into existing graduate programs - but only with prior approval from your academic adviser.
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 each 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 or call/text 1-800-331-2208 with questions.
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. Course registration fees vary by type of credit and location. You can view the pricing of each of our partners if you visit the University Partners tab and select the college you wish to take classes through.
TEI advises 6 to 8 weeks after course end date for transcripts to arrive. Although it rarely takes this long, there are peak volume times throughout the year during which this could be the case.
A: Each academic partner has different requirements. Please contact our Registrar at 800.331.2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Due to the nature of the on-site courses, making up significant absences is often impossible, so we recommend checking out our class page to find a class that doesn't interfere with your schedule.
A. We recommend that you transfer into a different class and our policies require that a student attend each session to receive credit for the course.
A. TEI Instructors are not allowed to accept payment. Registration fees must be paid in full by 5:00pm (Eastern time) on the date of the class. Any student with an unpaid balance will not be permitted to attend class. In the case of a class with a waiting list: full balance must be paid two weeks before the class start date, unless alternate arrangements have been made through the registrar's office. Failure to pay in full by this deadline can result in the student being removed from the course.
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 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 and must attend for each scheduled meeting in order to receive credit.
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. Each state has different requirements, so make sure to check before taking a course.
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: Online classes cannot be dropped on or after the start date. If you find that you need to cancel a course, you may do so up to two weeks before the class start date without a fee, though the $50 deposit will be held on your account. A refund of the remainder of your payment can be refunded that that time. A $50 late fee will be charged if you drop within two weeks of the course start date in addition to the $50 that will be held for later use. Once an online class has started, no withdrawals or refunds are available, so we recommend only registering for an online class that you are certain will work for your needs.
A. Typically you are able to complete one week of coursework without your book. We will notify your instructor that you registered late but it is always a good idea to let them know yourself so that they will understand your situation.
A. You are responsible for ordering your own textbook. The textbook information page can be found here. Often we have copies in stock so ask when you sign up if you'd like to purchase your book directly from us.
A. You may pay for the course with a P.O.#, Email or fax the P.O. to Client Services at 407.536.6000.
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