Online Salary Advancement Courses For K-12 Teachers and Educators

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Online, Cost-Effective Salary Advancement Courses For Teachers and Educators

Earn continuing education credits online from our accredited university partners. The most cost-effective & convenient way to earn graduate-level credits for your continuing education & salary advancement requirements.

  • 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. 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 North Shore School District in Washington State, an increase in the salary schedule depends on how many credits or clock hours teachers earn after the first Bachelor’s degree in addition to the number of years of teaching experience they have… (Read More Below)

New York City School teachers can apply for increases in salary differentials by earning additional academic credits or degrees beyond a Bachelor’s degree, resulting in thousands of dollars added per year.

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

And 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 has 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 in 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 in to 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 is often up to 45% lower in cost than other continuing education and salary advancement providers, while still providing better quality content and resources.

Individuals that 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 give us a call at 888-828-7950.

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All Model Teaching university-partnered courses include access to an official transcript and letter grade. All university partners are regionally accredited.

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We make earning your academic credits easy by bundling our courses into packages so you can earn the maximum number of credits for a lower cost.

HIGH-QUALITY, SELF-PACED COURSES PROVIDED 100% ONLINE

All Model Teaching courses provide you with relevant, implementation-focused training along with dozens of templates & tools to help you put your new skills into action.

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The Most Cost-Effective Option to Earn Academic Credit For Your  Salary Advancement Needs

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Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, UMass Global, Southern New Hampshire University & Valley City State University

  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Courses Focused on Relevant Teaching Methods, Ready For The Classroom

We focus our professional development courses on what’s important to you: relevant content focused on specific teaching strategies & evidence-based instructional best practices. Our courses provide high-quality content in a format that makes it easy for teachers of all experience levels to learn new skills and methods for use in their own classrooms. Choose to purchase individual courses or register for one of our cost-effective course bundle packs.

  • Earn Academic Credit for Salary Advancement at Your Convenience
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  • Access & Start Your Courses Immediately & Work At Your Own Pace
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Sample Lesson Plans, Resources, Tools, & Templates Provided With Every Course

Each course comes with a variety of resources, tools, graphic organizers, activities, student lesson content, and lesson templates you can use to immediately implement your new training. Resources Include:

  • Lesson Plan Templates (With Examples & Samples)
  • Trackers (Mastery, Behavior, & Documentation)
  • Graphic Organizers to be Used With Students
  • Checklists & Tools to Aid in Planning
  • Strategy Guides & Concept Summary Tools
  • Student Activities & Templates
  • Implementation Rubrics to Aid in Application

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I have learned so much and improved my teaching tremendously since taking these courses- I wish we could use these courses in place of our teacher in-service!

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Thank you for putting all these wonderful courses together in one spot for such an affordable price.
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Wow- I am really impressed with how good the content is in these courses. I’m so happy they were so affordable!

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What a great course. I loved realizing that I need to slow down and really make sure that I am starting with the end in mind.

-Teacher, Planning for Instructional Strategies & Learning Objectives
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What an amazing course. I have enjoyed every detail. It loved all of the visual resources.
-Teacher, Literacy Stations for PreK-2nd Grade
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This course was very thorough in explaining what Claim Evidence Reasoning CER in the Science Classroom is and how to implement CER writing in the classroom. The course gave great resources, as well as offering practice and reflection.
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This course was an excellent intro for Literacy Stations for PreK-2nd Grade. I found the lessons, reflections, and videos helpful and easy to follow. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to educate themselves more about literacy stations.
-Teacher, Literacy Stations for PreK-2nd Grade
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I have really enjoyed these courses and I have learned so much! I am using these courses to complete re-certification, but since I have access to these courses for a year, I plan to review them all again once I begin teaching. I will be printing out and using all the resources and templates in my classroom!
-Nancy, New Elementary School Teacher
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This workshop was so powerful for me. What you presented is now part of my goals and action plans for the school year, and I am so excited to put everything I learned into use. Thank you for a great course!
-Aldine ISD Science Teacher
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This training course was incredible. My leadership team learned so much about themselves and what we need to do on our campus. I want my entire staff to hear this message!
Houston ISD Principal
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What you presented in [this course] is now part of my goals and action plans for the school year. I’m so excited to put these to use!
-Texas-Area Teacher
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My teacher said the training and support allowed her to truly understand her student’s data. As a new teacher, she found this very helpful!
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I am not in a classroom right now, but I have an interview tomorrow and must bring a 6th grade ELA lesson plan!!!
Such perfect timing! I will incorporate this training right away!
-California-Area Teacher, Building Effective Writing Prompts for All Students
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This course was amazing. I have no training in reading instruction, but I know my [future classes] will include students who are well below their grade level in reading. I want to be able to help them become better readers before they leave my class.
-New York-Area Teacher, Intro to Guided Reading: A Guide to Small Group Literacy Instruction

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

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$165 Total Cost
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This UOP-partnered course, best for educators new to the RTI model, provides an overview of how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model.

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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-VCSU

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

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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-SNHU

This course provides an introductory look at how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and how to analyze data collected in order to better support students.

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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-UOP

This course provides an introductory look at how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and how to analyze data collected in order to better support students.

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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-VCSU

This course provides an introductory look at how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and how to analyze data collected in order to better support students.

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

This course teaches you 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 blended learning integration into your classroom.

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

This course teaches you 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 blended learning integration into your classroom.

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

This course teaches you 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 blended learning integration into your classroom.

Course Details
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-SNHU

This 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.

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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-UOP

This 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.

Course Details
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-VCSU

This 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Course Details
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-SNHU

This 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.

Course Details
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-UOP

This 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.

Course Details
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-VCSU

This 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.

Course Details
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-SNHU

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.

Course Details
Graduate-Level Credit
$359 Total Cost
3 Credits
$149 One-Time Fee Now + $70/Credit