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Model Teaching offers both Online Professional Development courses as well as University Partnered courses offered through regionally-accredited universities.

Learn more about these types of credit as well as your state requirements for teacher licence renewal, salary advancement, & certification:

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Valley City State University

Valley City State University (VCSU) is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890.  Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest.  Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching.  Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes.  All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

University of the Pacific

The University of the Pacific is California’s oldest private chartered university established in 1851 and is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASCUC)  (https://www.wscuc.org/).  University of the Pacific offers continuing education courses through private partnerships such as Model Teaching.  Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through University of the Pacific are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes.  All online UOP-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to university credit through UOP along with an official transcript.

University of the Pacific is regionally-accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASCUC)  (https://www.wscuc.org/)

Northeastern Illinois University (For Illinois Only)

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a public, regional university originally founded in 1867. NEIU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s ISBE continuing education courses provided through NEIU are designed primarily for professional development & license renewal purposes. All online NEIU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to a continuing education completion certificate documenting earned ISBE hours by NEIU.

Northeastern Illinois University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (Formerly called the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools).

UMass Global

University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global), is a nonprofit affiliate of University of Massachusetts, is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). UMass Global (formerly Brandman University) offers nationally recognized academic programs for the nontraditional learner fully online, on ground at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington and through UMass Global MyPath, its self-paced online competency-based education. Continuing Education credits through UMass Global are offered as graduate-level professional development courses and indicated as Graduate Professional development on University transcripts. These university-credit courses are intended for recertification, salary advancement or lane changes, and continuing education for teachers and educators.

UMass Global is regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Southern New Hampshire University

Continuing Education credits through Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) are offered as graduate-level professional development courses and indicated as Graduate Professional development on the University transcript. Offered as graduate-level, these courses are intended for recertification, salary advancement or lane changes, and continuing education for teachers and educators.

SNHU is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Our University Partnered Courses

Content Area
Number of Credits
Build Your Own Credit Bundle Pack Round
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.

Graduate-Level Credit
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