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We want you to have a great experience with us. Here are a few frequently asked questions that might be helpful for you.

What type of credit and registration options do you have for teachers?

TKL provides professional development for educators across all 50 states. Our comprehensive program and courses are designed to meet
your individual professional development needs. All of our courses are completely Online | Self-Paced | Relevant | Easy-to-Use | Engaging.

We offer several registration options for our teachers. The following is a summary:

  1. State Re-certificate – This registration type should be used for teachers who are in need of clock hours and/or state-approved credits which will be used to meet state re-certification requirements. Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs.  When selecting your course, choose any of our State Re-Certification Courses from our registration page.
  2. Salary Step Advancement – This registration type is for teachers who are looking to increase their salary steps based on district contracted agreements. When selecting your course, choose any of our Salary Step Advancement courses from our registration page.
  3. Graduate Credits/Semester Hours – For teachers in states which require either graduate credits or semester hours, Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits. Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.
  4. Personal Professional Growth – These courses are for educators who wish to take our online learning opportunities for their own personal development growth as a teacher. These are wonderful course opportunities for our international teachers. No credits or clock hours are offered with these courses. All activities included in the courses are optional. These courses are provided at a reduced rate. When selecting your course, choose any of our Personal Professional courses from our registration page.

After enrollment, we will review your registration options to make sure that all paperwork has been completed properly to ensure you receive your approved credit and/or clock hours. Please review available courses for your state to see how many credits you will earn after successful course completion.

Can I use a purchase order or a check to complete my purchase?

Teachers may mail a check to complete your purchase for your online course. Contact us to make your arrangments.

Schools and districts may use purchase orders to complete multiple registrations for a group/cohort of teachers. We do provide a discount rate for group purchases. Please contact us directly at PD@TeachnKidsLearn.com or 1-855-498-4400 to make the necessary arrangements.

What makes these online courses different from other offered courses?

All of our courses are completely self-paced.  There are no assignments that have a specified date of completion, nor are there scheduled webinar meeting times embedded in the course.  The only date that is specified is the term-end date. Your term end date will be specified in the welcome letter that you will receive. 

We take an innovative approach to the design and delivery of effective, efficient, capacity-building professional development for teachers. Our online professional learning program blends essential learning theory with the practical real-world application necessary for today’s teachers.

Each learning opportunity is designed to support educators in making evolutionary changes to their instructional practice. Every teacher begins where they currently are within the course focus and then, through cycles of critical self-reflection and experiential, or in-classroom work, they focus on making positive changes to their practice.

All of our courses are highly-rated by the teachers who have taken our courses. Over 90% of the teachers that have registered with us have found the courses to be meaningful, and have seen their course through to completion. 

How long will I have to complete the online course?

In most cases, teachers will have up to 4-months from the date of registration to complete their course. This is called a Rolling Term, which means that you are able to start your course immediately upon registration. Since these are all self-paced courses you may complete them at any point within that time period provided. 

If you are registered for an NYC/ASPDP Salary Advancement course, you will have a  Seasonal Term (i.e. Spring, Summer, Fall). In these cases your term-end dates are pre-set by the district and your course must be completed by that date.

In either case, you will receive a welcome letter upon registration, which will include your specific term end date. We also list the term-ends dates during the registration process prior to payment be made.

What is the refund policy for online courses?

While we are confident that you will love our courses, unfortunately, tuition is non-refundable once a course registration is active and available to the participant. In some cases, participants may be granted a partial refund which will include a cancellation processing fee of $75.00.

Please contact us at PD@TeachnKidsLearn.com or 1-855-498-4400 to make your request.

What types of devices can I use to access these online courses?

Our online courses are accessible by any device with internet access. This includes computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Can I earn graduate level credits for the online courses I complete?

Yes, all of our courses are approved for graduate-level credits from our university partners. Any of our courses can be upgraded to the graduate-level. Please click on the following link to contact us with your request.

Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits. Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.

What is the difference between Seasonal and Rolling Terms?

We offer two main types of registration term types that utilize different timetables for determining course end dates. 

 The “Seasonal” (ie. Spring, Summer, and Fall) terms are offered during specific time periods throughout the year. This term is used for our teachers in New York City for their salary credits. These term dates are set by the NYC Department of Education professional development office (ASPDP). Extensions for the Seasonal Term are not available. 

Rolling or Open Enrollment terms are  registrations that available for immediate enrollment all year long. Participants are given up to 4-months to complete courses from the date of registration. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome letter from your course facilitator outlining your exact term-end period. In most cases, extensions of an additional month will be granted for rolling term participants if requested in writing/email to their course facilitator. We are willing to work with teachers in finding ways to complete the courses that they have registered for.

Can I access course materials after my enrollment term ends?

No, access to course materials is limited to the term period for which you are registered.

We do offer a personal professional development option through our registration process. This option will provide a teacher with an additional period of access to course resources and materials at a greatly reduced rate. 

Are there additional materials that I will need to purchase or need to acquire for completing these online course?

No, all course materials and resources are included in the online course platform. No additional purchases are required.

Are your courses approved for teachers?

TKL provides approved professional development for educators across all 50 states. Our comprehensive program and courses are designed to meet
your individual professional development needs. All of our courses are completely Online | Self-Paced | Relevant | Easy-to-Use | Engaging.

Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs.

We offer several registration options for our teachers. The following is a summary:

  1. State Re-certificate – This registration type should be used for teachers who are in need of clock hours and/or state-approved credits which will be used to meet state re-certification requirements. Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs.  When selecting your course, choose any of our State Re-Certification Courses from our registration page.
  2. Salary Step Advancement – This registration type is for teachers who are looking to increase their salary steps based on district contracted agreements. When selecting your course, choose any of our Salary Step Advancement course options from our registration page.
  3. Graduate Credits/Semester Hours – For teachers in states which require either graduate credits or semester hours, Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits. Please make sure to review our State Alignment page for your state to determine if this is the correct option for your registration needs. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.
  4. Personal Professional Growth – These courses are for educators who wish to take our online learning opportunities for their own personal development growth as a teacher. These are wonderful course opportunities for our international teachers. No credits or clock hours are offered with these courses. All activities included in the courses are optional. These courses are provided at a reduced rate. When selecting your course, choose any of our Personal Professional courses from our registration page.

After enrollment, we will review your registration options to make sure that all paperwork has been completed properly to ensure you receive your approved credit and/or clock hours. Please review available courses for your state to see how many credits you will earn after successful course completion.

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