Online Salary Advancement Courses For K-12 Teachers and Educators

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Bundle & Save Thousands on Your Required Credits

Model Teaching offers the lowest-cost courses and course bundles you can find for your salary advancement/lane change needs.

How Our Salary Advancement Bundles Work:

  • Choose the number of credits you need for your salary advancement or lane change, then pick any courses from our full menu of university-partnered courses.

  • Earn the exact same credits from accredited universities as other major organizations at a fraction of the cost.
  • When finished, receive an official transcript for submission to your state or district.

Choose The Exact Number of Credits You Need

Choose the number of credits you need to satisfy your salary advancement or lane change requirements. Bundle up to 45 credits.

Pick Your Courses From Our Full Menu & Any University Partner

Choose your courses and get started immediately.  You will have 1 year of course access and can complete your courses and request your transcripts at any time.

Our University Partners

All University Partners are Regionally-Accredited

How Model Teaching Can Help You Earn a Higher Salary

School districts across the country provide varying scales for teacher salary based on the number of years an individual has taught, as well as their level of education. But many school districts also consider an individual’s participation in graduate-level professional development when considering if they are worthy of a salary increase! By earning additional academic units through accredited universities, teachers can easily move up the salary scale without having to return to school for an expensive and time-consuming higher education degree…(read more below)

With so many districts providing options for teachers to increase their salaries, academic credit course continuing education courses incentivize teachers to continue learning new educational concepts to apply to their classroom, while helping them become lifelong learners.

Teacher Salary Advancement – Some Examples & How We Can Help

In Florida, for example, Broward County Public Schools allow for incentive awards of $2,000 for teachers that meet certain criteria and earn 15 semester hours of (1 semester unit or 1 semester credit).

In the San Diego Unified School District, individuals with a bachelor’s degree who earn 36-semester units or a master’s degree can earn about $3,000 extra per year, and individuals with a master’s degree or higher who earn even more semester units can continue to move salary lanes.

In Maryland, Montgomery County Public Schools allows for advanced salary placement if individuals earn 60 post-baccalaureate hours for teachers holding a Bachelor’s degree and 90 post-baccalaureate hours for teachers holding a Master’s degree.

This list goes on. Of course, not every district may offer salary advancement options, and each district have their own specific approval process, requirements, and procedures that teachers must undergo to increase their salary. Increasingly, more and more districts across the country realize the value of incentivizing higher-level continuing education, where teachers are rightly rewarded for their work to continually learn and grow their teaching practices through interactions with university coursework.

So at what point is paying for academic courses through a University actually worth it in order to reap the benefits of salary advancements and lane changes in qualifying districts? After all, paying for University credits can get prohibitively expensive for many people!

“I didn’t feel like I had a ton of money to spend on earning graduate-level credits, even though I knew finishing them would allow me to apply for a salary increase. I was so happy to find a company that provided reasonable pricing for their University- Partnered courses. I plan to take many more Model Teaching courses in the future, and have referred many of my friends!”

This is where course partnerships come into play. Many course providers follow a rigorous application process that allows them to offer courses in collaboration with specific Universities. Individuals can then pay a lower rate directly to those course providers and then request the academic credit and transcripts directly from the University. These partnerships are a 100% valid and cost-effective way of earning graduate-level credits, with course transcripts documenting the semester units for the individual. Since nearly all districts pre-approve regionally accredited universities, completing university-partnered courses through providers like Model Teaching is a great choice for many teachers. Feel free to view these courses below.

“I appreciated the templates, resources, and rubrics that came with this course. This course was such a great value, was easy to use and understand, and prepared me to implement a ton of new ideas into my classroom!”

Model Teaching recognized early on that teachers needed a way to maximize their income and decrease the expenses associated with continuing education while still gaining access to valuable high-quality content that they find useful for their classrooms. Early course development processes provided Model Teaching with a streamlined approach to developing resources and content for teachers that were impactful but cost-effective. This is why Model Teaching is able to offer academic credits to teachers that are often up to 45% lower in cost than other continuing education and salary advancement providers while still providing better quality content and resources.

Individuals who choose to pursue salary advancement or salary lane changes typically have two main motivators for doing so:

  • They want to maximize the amount of money they can earn per year
  • They want to maximize the amount of time they spend on professional learning that is applicable to their classrooms

With the lower cost but greater value of Model Teaching courses, your investment into your salary advancement is stretched even further, allowing you to gain a higher return on your continuing education investment. And since Model Teaching courses are 100% online, allow you to work at your own pace, and provide you with an efficient and standardized way to complete our lesson content, you can feel good about knowing your time was spent wisely.

Ready to advance in your salary? Follow these steps!

  1. Check your district’s salary schedule to determine their policies for changing salary lanes, earning salary differentiation, or advancing your salary scale.
  2. Choose a university-partnered course or university-partnered course bundle pack from Model Teaching.
  3. If required or suggested by your district, request pre-approval for your selected courses. Each district has different policies, so double-checking you are selecting the right courses is always a good idea!
  4. Take the course at your own pace and on your own time- completely online, then request your credits and transcript directly from the partnered University (you’ll get detailed instructions from Model Teaching).
  5. Since most districts require a specific application to increase your salary with deadlines at different times in the school year, make sure that you apply using your district’s application process in the correct time frame!
  6. Have questions or need more help? Chat with us below or leave a ticket. We will be happy to provide guidance!

  Pay As You Go

Model Teaching credit courses and bundles are built to let you pay for your course and credits over time.  Once you register for your course or bundle, you may access your course(s) for one year.  Pay for your credits when you are finished with your course(s) and request your transcripts. Its that easy.

  • 1 Full Year of Access to Your Courses
  • Process your credits & request your transcript at any time. No waiting until the end of the semester.

  • No payment plans, no credit checks. Simply pay for your credits as you complete your courses.
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1.  Register For Your Course or Bundle

Pick a a bundle based on your needs. You may register for up to 45 semester credits.

Then pay the ONE-TIME registration fee to access your courses or credit bundle.

2.  Pick Your Courses & Get Started

Use your credits to pick courses from our full menu of courses & from any of our university partners.

You will have 1 full year to choose & complete your courses at your own pace.

3.  When Finished, Pay For Your Credits to Receive Your Transcript

After finishing your courses, pay the $70 per credit fee to process your credits.

You can process and request your transcripts at any time.

Easy, Template-Based Course Format.

We know teachers are busy.  That’s why we make our course format as straightforward as possible.

  • Template-based assignments with no long essays – we want you to focus on the learning content seamlessly and hassle-free.  You’ll get high-quality learning without wasting time on long, open-ended essays.

  • No busy work – our template prompts are designed to give you an easy way to showcase your learning so you can focus more on the content and less time on busy work.

  • Streamlined & standardized course format – from video lessons to built-in live chat with our instructors; once you complete one course with us, you will know exactly what’s expected for the rest of your courses.

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Fast & Convenient. Start Immediately & Work At Your Own Pace

On a tight timeline?  We can help! With ultra-fast credit/transcript processing and rolling credit processing, you can make your salary advancement deadline.

  • Pick your courses & get started – start immediately or wait to begin in the semester of your choice.

  • Ultra-fast credit & transcript processing – get your transcripts fast.  We will help you meet your salary advancement deadline.
  • 1 full year of course access  – you will have a full year to choose and work on your courses. Our course bundles allow you to control when you begin your learning and in which semester.

  • 100% online  – with our video-based lessons and content, you will not have to wait for textbooks or specific start times.  You can begin your learning as soon as you register!

Our Graduate-Level Courses

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Build Your Own Graduate-Level Credit Bundle Pack

Access to All Graduate-Level Courses.  The most cost-effective way to earn Graduate-Level credits! Once you purchase your bundle, choose any courses from our full menu of university-partnered courses.  Access your courses for one year and work at your own pace. Pay the $70/credit fee as you go or when you finish.

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As Many Credits As You Need
1-Time Registration Fee Now, Then $70/Credit. Pay As You Complete Your Courses.
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A Growth Mindset in the Gifted Classroom (3 Credits)

Helping Gifted & Talented (GT) students persevere through challenging content can be supported through Growth Mindset strategies. This UMG-patnered course provides you with the resources and strategies to foster a Growth Mindset in your GT students.

Graduate-Level Credit
3 Credits
$359 Total Cost
$149 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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A Guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy (1 Credit)
Understanding Cognitive Thinking

This Quick Course will teach you what Bloom’s Taxonomy is, how it’s related to cognition, & how to use Bloom’s to more effectively design lessons around your standard or lesson objective.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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A Guide to Webb’s DOK (1 Credit)
Understanding Rigor

This Quick Course will teach you what Webb’s DOK is and how it is related to rigor. You’ll learn about activities associated with each level of DOK, and how each level is related to a standard, lesson objective, and assessment or activities.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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A Look into Universal Design for Learning (1 Credit)

Learn what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is, and the components that make up each UDL principle. You’ll learn about strategies that follow the UDL model so that you can create lessons that support all students.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Academic Intervention for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs (1 Credit)

This course, best for educators new to the RTI model, provides an overview for how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Active Monitoring & Data Collection in the Classroom (1 Credit)

Learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to analyze data collected in order to better support your students.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Aligning Homework to Instruction (1 Credit)

This Quick Course will teach you how to design homework that is aligned to classroom instruction and effective in supporting student academic achievement.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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An Introduction to Logical Fallacies (1 Credit)

This quick course will help you to understand common logical fallacies and consider how you might address fallacies within your lessons. You will learn about the structure of a sound logical argument, 12 fallacies that occur in flawed arguments, and examples for each fallacy.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Behavior Contract Design (1 Credit)

Learn how to design a behavior contract for the students in your classroom. You will learn about choosing reinforcers for a desired student behavior, considering tracking methods and behavior contract design, and general ideas for behavior contract implementation.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Behavior Strategies for Improved Testing Performance (1 Credit)

Learn how to teach testing behaviors, testing strategies, and a process for students to justify their answer choices on assessments. You will learn specific strategies and methods to explicitly teach appropriate testing behaviors.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Blended Learning (1 Credit)
Integrating Technology Into The Classroom

Learn how to select from the five main blended learning models to structure your lessons. You’ll learn a process for designing activities and choosing online resources for easier technology integration into your classroom.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Building Effective Writing Prompts for All Students (1 Credit)

This UMG-partnered course teaches you five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive, and reading response as well as a simple structure to follow when designing each type of writing prompt.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Building Reading & Writing Fluency (1 Credit)

Learn various strategies for increasing reading and writing fluency with an emphasis on implementing varied activities tailored to specific student levels including grouping, and station activities.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Checking For Understanding & Correcting Misconceptions in Elementary Math (1 Credit)

This UMG-partnered course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing as well as a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Choosing the Right Assessments for Your Students (3 Credits)

In this course, you will learn new strategies for implementing assessments into the classroom and explore various topics to help you use assessments effectively throughout the student learning process.

Graduate-Level Credit
3 Credits
$359 Total Cost
$149 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) In The Science Classroom (2 Credits)

This UMG-partnered course will provide you with all the student templates, graphic organizers, rubrics, worksheets, and examples that you need to build a CER science lesson, and teach the CER process in your science classroom.

Graduate-Level Credit
2 Credits
$269 Total Cost
$129 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Collaborative Learning Models In The Classroom (1 Credit)

In this UMG-partnered course, you will learn the 6 most common and low-prep models to plan and implement collaborative learning in your classroom and help you create a learning environment that promotes student discussion and success.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Designing a Quality Sub Folder (1 Credit)

This quick course will help you plan for the design of a strong substitute teacher folder so that in the event of your absence, your substitute teacher can successfully deliver lessons. STRONG sub folder components are defined, with guidance on how to successfully plan for your absence.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit
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Designing IEP Goals (1 Credit)

This quick course provides you with a guide to understanding effective IEP goals within a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You will learn about the main components of an IEP and why it is important to design strong goals for your students receiving special education services.

Graduate-Level Credit
1 Credit
$165 Total Cost
$95 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit