Personalized and Self-Paced

Graduate Courses

for K12 Teachers

3-Semester Credit Courses

Only $329 Including University Credits and Transcripts

Salary Advancement / License Renewal

Why TPAI? Choice, Flexibility and Coursework that Supports Your Teaching.

Welcome to the Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute (TPAI), where we empower educators like you to direct your professional growth! At TPAI, we believe in making learning meaningful by treating you as a co-director of your personalized education.
Our courses, based on books by leading educators and authors, offer you the freedom and flexibility to engage in assignments and projects that directly support your unique teaching needs. All coursework is designed in an easy-to-follow format, ensuring a seamless and enriching learning experience.
As a proud partner of Colorado State University-Pueblo, we provide affordable, accredited, graduate-level courses for teachers across all fifty states. Join us at TPAI to unlock affordable and engaging opportunities for your salary advancement needs!

What Teachers are Saying...

Your Space, Your Pace

TPAI’s personalized format allows you to direct your learning to meet your specific teaching needs. You can work independently at your preferred space and pace with no required online or physical meetings.

For K12 Teachers, TPAI Provides...

TPAI Courses: Where Theory Meets Practice

 Our self-paced ED501 (graduate level) courses are independent studies and share a course structure designed to support your specific teaching role. Our inquiry-based model of learning has three parts: educators will build background knowledge (Theory), further research topics (Research), and implement new learning into their teaching role (Practice).


Personalized and Flexible Assignments

Whether you’re an elementary, middle, high school, or specialist teacher, you’ll love the flexibility to work independently on assignments that directly impact your teaching.

Assignment 1
Read the coursebook.

Assignment 2
Respond in writing to questions based on the coursebook reading.

Assignment 3
Explore and research the course ideas and topics that interest you most. You’ll write a paper tying what you learned to your specific teaching role.

Assignment 4
Choose from various activities (designing curriculum, practicing strategies, collaborating with colleagues, creating materials, etc.) that will tie course content to your teaching needs.

Start Immediately

No waiting–you’ll be able to start your course(s) today!



Course Type:

3-Semester credits (4.5-quarter credits) Includes CSU Pueblo tuition



Course Type:

2-Semester credits (3-quarter credits) Includes CSU Pueblo tuition

Click to See Your State's Requirements

Accepted in all Fifty States

Most districts and states require that continuing education courses be (1) at a graduate level and (2) from a regionally accredited university. TPAI / CSU-Pueblo courses meet both of these requirements.

If your district additionally requires that credits be from a graduate program, all TPAI courses meet this criterion, too.

See salary advancement & license renewal requirements for your state.

District Salary Advancement

Our accredited graduate-level courses (ED501) meet the criteria for salary advancement for K-12 licensed teachers in all 50 states. Please follow your district’s procedures/guidelines when registering for our graduate courses, as each district sets its own policies.

Master of Education

TPAI is a partner in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s online M.Ed program. If enrolled in that program, our affordable and flexible courses can help fulfill your graduate credit requirements. Click the heading to learn more.

State License Renewal

Nearly all states (a few have alternative requirements) accept TPAI coursework for teacher re-certification or license renewal. See the above map to learn more about the license renewal requirements in your state.

Course Assignments Example

Download the Course Assignment file below to see specific assignments and requirements for:

Step 1

Order Online

Step 2

Download Course Materials / Purchase Coursebook

Step 3

Complete all Coursework

Step 4

Submit Coursework

Step 5

Receive Feedback and Course Grade

Step 6

Obtain Transcript from CSU-Pueblo

Teacher Recommended

100% of teachers replied “Yes” on our exit survey this past year (2023) when asked if they would recommend TPAI courses to friends and colleagues.

Powered by Inquiry

TPAI’s mission is to provide affordable, self-directed graduate courses that engage and empower teachers. We do this through courses designed to be driven by curiosity and inquiry.