TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal


District Salary Advancement: Yes
You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Massachusetts teachers with salary advancement. *Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.
State License Renewal: Yes
The following information is from the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Massachusetts teachers.

Massachusetts Teacher License Renewal (five-year):

Educators and supervisors will work together to create an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP).

Individuals with a Massachusetts professional license must earn at least 150 professional development points (PDPs) every five years.

1-semester credit TPAI graduate credit = 22.5 PDP / 3-semester course = 67.5 PDP

  • At least 15 PDPs in content (subject matter knowledge)
  • At least 15 PDPs in pedagogy (professional skills and knowledge)
  • At least 15 PDPs related to Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), English as a Second Language (ESL) or bilingual
  • At least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and the instruction of students with diverse learning styles
  • The remaining required 90 PDPs may be earned through any combination of elective activities that address other educational issues and topics that improve student learning.
Universities and Colleges issuing credits must be accredited.

[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the Massachusetts Department of Education. Also, see the Massachusetts Teachers Association License Renewal Information