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PBS TeacherLine courses offer the following options for re-certification and graduate credit:

Notes:

  • Be sure to follow through on any noted responsibilities for securing the applicable credit, including verifying the value of the credit, as it applies to your personal objective, with your school/district or state department of certification.
  • Many districts reimburse course expenses. Ask your district if this is an option for you!

Credits Offered:

Graduate Credit:

Graduate credit is generally available for all TeacherLine courses except for any courses offering fewer than 15 contact hours. Check the course detail page to verify the availability of graduate credit for any particular course.

Graduate credit fees are paid directly to the granting institution upon registration for the credit; these fees are separate from course enrollment fees and are NOT paid at the same time.

Registration for graduate credit is available AFTER the course begins through the last day of the course; the information on how to register is provided by your course facilitator, usually around the second week of the course.

Additional information about graduate credit is available at the PBS TeacherLine web site.

Notes:

  • In GA and NC, please contact your district and/or state agency for any additional requirements or graduate credit concerns.

  • In SC, if you are working towards your Master's +30, you need to check with the state certification office to make sure 21 of your hours are in your content/certification area. Remember that all +18 and +30 course work must be completed within 7 years from the start of the course work.

    You can reach the State Department of Education, Office of Educator Services at 803-896-0325 in the Columbia area or 877-885-5280 elsewhere; calls are only accepted between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M., M - F.


"I began taking TeacherLine courses in 2004 in my effort to complete my Masters +30 certification. From the first course, I was hooked! I absolutely love the flexibility and stupendous learning potential that has accompanied every course that I have taken.

It is unquestionable that my students, and by extension, their test scores have benefited from the wealth of knowledge that I have gained though the TeacherLine online community. I am such a strong supporter of this format of learning that I [became] a TeacherLine facilitator so that I can share the knowledge that I have so happily received."


Betsy Long, Kershaw County Schools, SC
TeacherLine learner since 2004
TeacherLine facilitator since 2006

PBS TeacherLine has made the following graduate credit arrangements:

(Last updated 3/12/14. Subject to change. Additional fees may apply.)
Morningside College
Morningside's accreditation includes the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Iowa Department of Education, and more.
800-831-0806, x5465.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($60)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($120)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($180)
Sierra Nevada College
SNC is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education.
775-831-1314.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($75)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($150)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($225)
Adams State College of Colorado
ASC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is also an institutional member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and more.
1-800-548-6679.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($79)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($158)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($237)
Boise State University
Boise State is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Many of its academic programs have special accreditation or endorsements.
208-426-3713
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($80)
  • 30 hour courses = 2 GC ($160)
  • 45 hour courses = 3 GC ($240)
James Madison University
JMU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and other entities.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($90)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($180)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($270)
University of Sioux Falls
USF is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($97.50)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($195)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($292.50)
Central Michigan University
CMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($100)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($200)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($300)
University of Missouri - Kansas City
UMKC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($125)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($250)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($375)
Washburn University
WU has been continuously accredited or approved by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($131)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($262)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($393)
University of Central Missouri
UCM is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($134)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($268)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($402)
Madonna University of Michigan
MU has national NCATE accreditation.
734-432-5697
  • 15 hr courses = 1 GC ($150)
  • 30 hr courses = 2 GC ($300)
  • 45 hr courses = 3 GC ($450)
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SC Renewal Credits:

The SC State Department of Education has pre-approved all 15hr, 30hr and 45hr TeacherLine courses for professional development renewal credits.

Learners are advised to verify with their school/district or the department of education the value of credit a particular course will earn per their particular certification and educational needs prior to enrolling in a course.

For renewal credit questions:

# of Instruction Hours
Renewal Credits
Cost
15
20 renewal credits
varies, $205 to $325
30
40 renewal credits
$355
45
60 renewal credits
varies, $405 to $585

Learners who select "SC Renewal Credits" as their credit choice through our credit notification process, and have successfully completed their course, will be provided the SC "Official Documentation for Completion SDE Approved Recertification Course" certificate.

See our FAQs for more information regarding certificates.

Current/Past SC Partners:
Anderson District 1
Anderson School District 5
Barnwell School District 45
Berkeley County School District
Charleston County Schools
Cherokee County School District
Florence School District I
Greenview Elementary School
Greenville School District
Greenwood District 50
Hampton School District 2
Horry County Schools
Jasper County Schools
Kershaw School District
Lee County Schools
Lexington School District 4
Orangeburg School District 5
St. Andrew's Catholic School
St. Michael's Catholic School
Williamsburg County School District
"The online courses allow our teachers the access to quality learning without the long traveling they must do for traditional professional development and graduate courses..."

Janice M. Gamble, Former Asst. Supt.,
Williamsburg County School District, SC

"After completing two 45 hour online courses, I have to let you know how enjoyable as well as challenging they were. Everyday I'd run home to see what my other classmates had posted. It was such a unique experience and I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction and feedback I had with my peers and teachers. I was disappointed when they ended! It was a super educational mode of learning and I look forward to joining future courses."

Amy McClain, MCD, CCC-SLP, SC [RDLA172 & RDLA177]

"I would like to add my praise to the PBS TeacherLine course, which I took last year and totally free, thanks to .. our district.

The course I took "Searching and Researching the Internet" [TECH325] only took 6 weeks, but the curriculum covered a lot of essential and practical content. I actually impressed my students and teachers [with] the knowledge I have learned from the course.

Conversing with a group of peer educators in your class gives you broad perspectives from all over the nation. I definitely will consider doing it again."

Helen Chao, Media Specialist,
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five, SC

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SC PACE Credits:

Each of these PACE-approved courses is a 45hr instruction course and must be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit in order to qualify for PACE credit.


For PACE-related questions:

  • Consult your PACE Course Book
  • Visit the PACE website
  • Call the SCDoE, Office of Educator Services
    • Columbia: 803-896-0325
    • Statewide: 877-885-5280
      (calls are accepted 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., M - F)

 

See what teachers are saying about RDLA152
PACE-Approved Courses
Class Choice/
Teaching of Reading in the Content Area Category:
  • RDLA152 (Gr K-8) Syllabus
    An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction
Methods in the Content Area/
Middle Level and Secondary
Social Studies Category:

(New! Approved 10/22/14)
  • SOST502 (Gr 9-12) Syllabus
    Bridging World History: A Special Collection from the Annenberg Foundation
Methods in the Content Area/
Middle School Science Category:
  • SCIE510 (Gr 5-8) Syllabus
    Teaching Middle School Life Science
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • SCIE540 (Gr 5-8) Syllabus
    Teaching Middle School Physical Science
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
Methods in the Content Area/
Science Category:
  • Biology
    • SCIE520 (Gr 9-12) Syllabus
      Teaching High School Biology
  • Physical Science
    • SCIE550 (Gr 9-12) Syllabus
      Teaching High School Physical Science
      (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
Check course availability in upcoming Course Offerings.
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SC Add-On Online Teaching Certificate Credits:

ONLINE TEACHING
This is an optional add-on certification that is intended to enhance an educator’s skills and knowledge beyond that required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes within an online environment.

Waiver Provisions:
Coursework listed may be waived and certification in Online Teaching granted for teachers who have successfully taught three online courses through an accredited educational institution or professional development program within three years of application (URL or access to current online courses required).

For Add-On Certificate questions:

"I had never taken an online course before. I took [TECH145]. It was an awesome experience.You have the opportunity to share with others all over the country.

The facilitator did a great job of giving the assignments and commenting; almost instant feedback. There are help desks for assignments and technology questions. I needed graduate credit for this course and I was able to sign up online to get that as well; my transcript arrived about 2 weeks after I completed the course.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to take some courses in a relaxed, fun manner! PBS has made the entire experience user-friendly."


Cyndy Duggins, Horry County Schools, SC

As outlined below, the SC Department of Education has approved several TeacherLine courses for credit towards their Add-On Online Teaching Certificate.

Part A:

Bachelor’s degree Initial or professional certificate at the middle, secondary, or preK–12 level Minimum qualifying score(s) on the content area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education Specialized preparation (required courses)

* These courses must be taken for graduate credit in order to count for the certificate.

Required Courses: Approved TeacherLine Courses:
Facilitating Online Courses Effectively TECH522: Online Facilitator Training I: Mastering the Skills of Online Teaching
Effective Online Course Management TECH570: Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching

Check course availability in upcoming Course Offerings.

Part B:

Elective Courses (two elective courses are required; choose no more than one TeacherLine course from each elective category):

* These courses must be taken for graduate credit in order to count for the certificate.

Elective Courses (need 2):
Approved TeacherLine Courses:
Approaches and Tools for Developing Web-Enhanced Lessons TECH145: Teaching with WebQuests
or
TECH195: Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning
Differentiating Instruction to Accommodate Learning Styles INST120: Digital Lesson Planning for Differing Learning Styles
or
INST180: Differentiated Instruction
(This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools TECH315: Project Based Learning in the Connected Classroom
or
TECH345: Developing Understanding with Dynamic Media and Digital Storytelling
or
TECH330: Communicate and Collaborate Online
(This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
South Carolina Online Resources Not offered by TeacherLine.Please consult the SCDoE regarding these 2 elective courses.
Classroom Assessment Enhanced by Technology
* TeacherLine course that is comparable to multiple elective courses: TECH300: The Computer for Personal Productivity
(This course is only available on-demand by a district.)

Check course availability in upcoming Course Offerings.

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SC Technology Credits:

The courses listed here were approved by the ePortfolio and Tech Assessment System program (now defunct) of the SC Department of Education.
Pre-Approved Courses

* View course syllabi and details on our Master Course Listing page and check course availability in upcoming Course Offerings.

Developing Level:

  • INST342: Teaching with Primary Resources
  • TECH160: Putting Technology to Use in the Classroom
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • TECH300: The Computer for Personal Productivity
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)

Both Levels:

  • INST120: Digital Lesson Planning for Differing Learning Styles
  • INST125: Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research
  • INST180: Differentiated Instruction
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • INST300: Curriculum Mapping I by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
  • INST315: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences
  • INST320: Connecting Family, Community and Schools
  • INST325: Using Assessment and Evaluation
  • STEM412: Global Climate Change Education for Middle School
  • STEM417: Global Climate Change Education for High School

Mastery Level:

  • INST305 Curriculum Mapping II by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • TECH145 Teaching with WebQuests
  • TECH195 Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning
  • TECH315 Project Based Learning in the Connected Classroom
  • TECH325 Searching and Researching on the Internet
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • TECH330 Communicate and Collaborate Online
    (This course is only available on-demand by a district.)
  • TECH335 Digital Tools for Innovative Learning
  • TECH340 Evaluating and Organizing Internet Resources and Content
  • TECH345 Developing Understanding with Dynamic Media and Digital Storytelling
  • TECH522 Online Facilitator Training I: Mastering the Skills of Online Teaching
  • TECH570 Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching
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GA PLU Credits:

The GA State Department of Education has pre-approved all 15hr, 30hr and 45hr TeacherLine courses for professional development. Learners are advised to verify with their school/district or the department of education the value of credit a particular course will earn per their particular certification and educational needs prior to enrolling in a course.

Download the Application for Professional Learning Unit Credit Prior Approval Form (as a Word document or view as HTML page) and complete and submit to your district.

Current/Past GA TeacherLine Partners:
GA Department of Education
Atlanta Public Schools
Decatur City Schools
Emanuel County Schools
Fulton County Schools
Richmond County Schools
Instr. Hours
PLU Credits
Cost
15
1 PLU
varies, $205 to $325
30
3 PLUs
$355
45
4 PLUs
varies, $405 to $585

Learners who select "GA PLU Credits" as their credit choice through our credit notification process, and have successfully completed their course, will be provided the GA Professional Learning Unit Course Completion Form certificate.

See our FAQs for more information regarding certificates.

For PLU credit questions:

  • Visit the GAPSC website
  • Call the GAPSC
    • Metro Atlanta area: 404-232-2500
    • Statewide (GA only): 800-869-7775
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NC CEU Credits:

More than 100 NC districts have pre-approved Teacherline courses for professional development CEU credit (see the list below). Learners are advised to verify with their school/district or the NC DPI the value of credit a particular course will earn per their particular certification and educational needs prior to enrolling in a course.

Learners who select "NC CEU Credits" as their credit choice through our credit notification process, and have successfully completed their course, will be provided a CEU Course Completion certificate.

See our FAQs for more information regarding certificates.

For CEU credit questions:

  • Contact your school/district office
  • Visit the NCPS Licensure website
  • Call the NC Licensure office at 800-577-7994
Instr. Hours
CEU Credits
Cost
15
1.5 CEUs
varies, $205 to $325
30
3 CEUs
$355
45
4.5 CEUs
varies, $405 to $585

Other NC credits include:

  • The NC DPI has approved several RDLA courses for reading credits.

  • The NC Division of Child Development has approved all early childhood "PreK-K", "PreK-2", and "PreK-3" grade level courses for staff in licensed child care facilities and homes regulated by the Division. Learners must submit a valid TeacherLine Southeast certificate for in-service credit.

The following schools/districts have pre-approved TeacherLine courses for professional development CEU credit:

* Many districts reimburse their teachers for TeacherLine courses; be sure to ask yours!

  • Alamance/Burlington Schools
  • Alexander County Schools
  • Alleghany County Schools
  • Anson County Schools
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Asheboro City Schools
  • Asheville City Schools
  • Avery County Schools
  • Beaufort County Schools
  • Bertie County Schools
  • Bladen County Schools
  • Brunswick County Schools
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Burke County Public Schools
    (certificate to Curriculum Director)
  • Cabarrus County Schools
    (certificate copy to Dr. Bish)
  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Camden County Schools
  • Carteret County Public Schools System
  • Caswell County Schools
  • Catawba County Schools
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
    (signed certificate required)
  • Chatham County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • Columbus County Schools
    (signed certificate required)
  • Craven County Schools
    (with prior approval on case by case basis)

  • Currituck County Schools
  • Dare County Schools
  • Davie County Schools
    (if course is pertinent to teacher's subject area)
  • Duplin County Schools
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Edgecombe County Schools
  • Elizabeth City/Pasquotank Public Schools
  • Elkin City Schools
  • Gaston County Schools
  • Gates County Schools
  • Graham County Schools
  • Granville County Schools
    (with a certificate)
  • Greene County Schools
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Halifax County Schools
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Hertford County Schools
  • Hickory City Schools
  • Hickory Public Schools
  • Hoke County Schools
  • Hyde County Public Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Jackson County Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Jones County Schools
  • Kannapolis City Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Lee County Schools
  • Lenoir County Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Macon County Schools
  • Madison County Public Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Mitchell County Schools
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Mooresville Graded School District
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • New Hanover County Schools
    (with certificate to Director of PD)
  • Northampton County Schools
    (with prior approval, district will reimburse,
    Rhonda Moses 252-534-1371)
  • Onslow County Schools
    (case by case basis)
  • Orange County Schools
  • Pamlico County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Pender County Schools
  • Perquimans County Schools
    (check with Curriculum Director or personnel director first)
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Polk County Schools
  • Randolph County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Richmond County Schools
  • Roanoke Rapids City Schools
  • Robeson County Schools
  • Rockingham County Schools
  • Rowan-Salisbury County Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Sampson County Schools
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Stanly County Schools  
    (with prior approval, district will reimburse Title I teachers upon completion, Debbie McLester 704-983-5151)
  • Stokes County Schools
    (printed certificate required)
  • Surry County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Swain County Schools
    (reimbursement with prior approval from Regina Gilchrist Ash, Director of Instruction)
  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Transylvania County Schools
  • Tyrrell County Schools
  • Union County Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Washington County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Watauga County Schools
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Weldon City Schools
  • Whiteville City Schools
  • Wilkes County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Wilson County Schools
    (with prior approval)
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Yadkin County Schools
  • Yancey County Schools
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NC Literacy Credits:

The NC Department of Public Instruction affirmed the literacy credit acceptance of these PBS TeacherLine courses on 1/10/13.

For literacy/reading credit questions:
  • Contact your local LEA HR Director
  • Visit the NCPS Licensure website
  • Call the NC Licensure office at 800-577-7994

Check course availability in upcoming Course Offerings.

"I am in session 5 of the six session course and I love it. It is very convenient and flexible. I think administrators would find it very beneficial.

I took it at first just to get my reading credit but I find that I am really enjoying it. I would definitely recommend it to CMS employees."


Twan Ellison, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC [RDLA150 (now RDLA152)]
The following courses qualify for literacy credits for certificate renewal:

(Early Reading First Schools: check your guidelines.)
RDLA130 (Gr 3-12, 30hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Reading in Science
RDLA152 (Gr K-8, 45hrs) Syllabus
An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction
RDLA157 (Gr PreK-3, 45hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
RDLA162 (Gr PreK-K, 45hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Emergent Readers
RDLA167 (Gr 1-3, 45hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Beginning and Transitional Readers
RDLA172 (Gr PreK-2, 45hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Vocabulary: Word Meanings and Word Knowledge
RDLA195 (Gr 2-5, 30hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Reading Fluency
RDLA340 (Gr 6-12, 30hrs) Syllabus
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
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