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Thousands of Texas teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them renew their Texas teaching license, advance their salary, or simply to improve their instructional effectiveness.  Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development for Texas Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses for Texas Teachers.  Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, and advance your teaching career.

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Texas Teacher License Renewal Requirements

Thousands of Texas teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year to earn CPE hours for license renewal. All Model Teaching regular Professional Development (PD, Clock Hour) courses are pre-approved by TEA to earn CPE credits for license renewal, including your Texas waiver. You may choose any Model Teaching courses of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn your Texas CPEs.

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All Model Teaching courses are pre-approved by TEA for CPE credits.  Approved CPE# 902-391, Under parent company name: Acton Potential Learning.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires teachers who hold a standard teaching certificate to renew every five years by completing 150 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) clock hours from an approved CPE provider.

Model Teaching is an approved CPE provider in the state of Texas (CPE# 902-391, Under Parent Company: Action Potential Learning), and all courses completed come with a certificate of completion documenting your earned hours, ready for submission to TEA. We also offer University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses for teacher salary advancement and credentialing.

  • TEA approved provider of continuing professional development (CPE) clock hours (CPE# 902-391). Under parent organization: Action Potential Learning
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to TEA at the conclusion of each course

 

Looking To Complete the TExAS 4x Waiver?

Model Teaching provides CPE activities to meet the Texas 4x Waiver requirements. Each Model Teaching PD Hour is equivalent to one clock-hour.
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All Model Teaching courses are TEA-approved.  You can find us on the TEA approved providers list under our parent company: Action Potential Learning.
All Model Teaching courses are TEA-approved.  You may select from individual courses from our Course Menu or select one of our cost-effective bundle packages, including our Build Your Own Course Bundle Pack (See Below).  For Texas license renewal, you do NOT need to take our academic-partnered graduate-level courses, only our regular PD courses.
The most cost-effective option for teachers who need the maximum number of CPE hours is our Texas Teacher Build Your Own Bundle Pack (See Below).

Model Teaching believes that teachers should be provided with affordable, high-quality opportunities for professional development, whether they are seeking salary advancement, renewing their teaching license, or simply improving their instructional effectiveness.  Our streamlined and standardized course structure allows us to deliver high-quality, evaluated courses to teachers at costs far below the industry standard.  Also, by bundling our courses together, we are able to significantly reduce our overall costs – passing this down to our valued teachers.  Call or chat with us if you have any questions about how the courses work.

Model Teaching courses focus on providing convenient, self-paced courses for K-12 Educators.  With this, we know that teachers have very busy schedules.  Our courses do not require long reading assignments or open-ended, low-level essays.  Rather, all lessons and activities are focused on in-classroom implementation and include short quizzes and reflections.  Reflections always include pre-completed samples to reference as well as example submissions from other teachers who have completed the course- so you will always have many examples to help you complete any reflections quickly.  We build our courses to reinforce the important concepts we are teaching through meaningful activities that can be completed quickly while still meeting the requirements of state and district standards for continuing education.

We estimate course length based on an assessment of how long it would take to complete the course in a live workshop.  However, most teachers can complete the courses much more quickly online.  Of note, you will still earn your full PD hours for every course, even if you complete your course more quickly than the courses’ estimated completion time.

Yes, absolutely.  Our courses do not require access to a classroom or students to complete.  However, if you ever return to the classroom you will have a broad collection of resources and tools to put your new training into practice- if you wish.

Our PD courses are all TEA-approved and you may use our courses to earn CPE hours for your teaching waiver.

Read more about the TExAS 4x Waiver Requirements 

Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires the renewal of a teacher’s teaching certificate every 5 years. Teachers are required to complete 150 CPE hours in order to maintain certification. Administrators and educators holding a professional certificate must complete 200 CPE hours to renew.

CPE hours include activities such as: courses offered through an approved provider, workshops, conferences, college-level coursework, and online course through an approved provider.


Model Teaching and its parent organization Action Potential Learning is an approved CEP provider under TEA. All Model Teaching courses provide a certificate of completion to teachers or educators who have successfully completed their coursework containing the requisite information for submission of earned CPE hours to TEA. Please present this completion certificate to TEA as part of your teacher certification renewal. Each course certificate comes complete with:

  • The provider’s name (Model Teaching Courses from Action Potential Learning, LLC)
  • Our TEA-approved CPE number (902-391)
  • The course completion date
  • The name and course topic
  • The number of CPE hours completed

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies on your specific teacher certification renewal/continuing education requirements.

Reference: Texas Education Agency

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) web page for the most accurate and current information on Texas teacher re-certification requirements.

What We Recommended for Texas Teaching Certificate Renewal

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Access Our Full PD Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of CPEs

  • Full access to our complete course menu! Includes Full Access to over 40 Courses worth up to 400 clock hours

  • Register For Any Hours Package, Take Any Courses Until You Use Up All of Your Hours

  • Choose from our entire suite of PD courses and work to complete as many or as few as you wish at your own pace

  • Course completion certificates provided with all completed courses

  • Great for teachers currently teaching, as well as teachers not teaching but wishing to maintain their current license

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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View Graduate-Level Courses Recommended for Salary Advancement

All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in one of our course bundle packs (see below).

Model Teaching believes that teachers should be provided with affordable, high-quality opportunities for professional development, whether they are seeking salary advancement, renewing their teaching license, or simply improving their instructional effectiveness.  Our streamlined and standardized course structure allows us to deliver high-quality, evaluated courses to teachers at costs far below the industry standard.  Also, by bundling our courses together, we are able to significantly reduce our overall costs – passing this down to our valued teachers.  Call or chat with us if you have any questions about how the courses work.

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.
Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.