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Graduate Credits are Granted on Transcripts through Partnerships with Accredited Universities
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Accredited Partner Universities

The Connecting Link partners with nationally recognized universities to provide graduate-credit programming for educators across the country. Quality is ensured by working closely with our academic partners to develop current and relevant course work. Each of our courses and instructors must receive an initial review and approval by our partners as well as pass ongoing assessments and evaluations.

Our partners supplement their teaching programs with our specialized curriculum to offer their students a full spectrum of classroom applicable topics, while we offer our students the ability to earn graduate credit for a fraction of university tuition!



Adams State University

Adams State University

Founded in 1921 as a teachers' college, Adams State is a university offering undergraduate majors, minors and emphases. ASU also offers master's degree programs and a doctoral program – most offered online. New academic programs are developed to address student and societal need.

As dedicated professionals, our purpose is to provide students quality learning opportunities. ASU Extended Studies offers high-quality courses using the flexibility of distance delivery. Whether you are looking for a traditional setting or an online course, ASU can support you with your professional development needs wherever and whenever you choose.

Extended Studies has partnered with recognized education leaders to deliver exceptional courses that are content-rich, standards-based, relevant, accessible and stimulating.

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Antioch University

Antioch University Midwest

Antioch University Midwest is imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit and strives to provide high quality, socially responsive, flexible, and innovative educational programs.

Antioch University Midwest seeks to pass on to its graduates a legacy of passion for lifelong learning and a commitment to the application of knowledge toward the betterment of our workplaces, our communities, and the wider society.

Antioch University Midwest contributes to the betterment of the individual and the community by fostering academic excellence and providing socially responsive, flexible, and innovative education programs for adult learners.

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Argosy University

Argosy University supports one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. Each of their programs is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.

At Argosy University, our passion is teaching and learning. We develop professional competence, provide opportunity for personal growth, and foster interpersonal effectiveness. Students succeed because our university community engages and supports them.

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Ashland University

Ashland University

Ashland University is the number one provider of professional development classes for credit in the state of Ohio, serving over 400 school districts in all 88 counties with more affordable graduate credits for use in teaching and/or administration license renewal.

For more than 130 years, Ashland University has been home to individuals striving for academic, professional, and spiritual growth. Focused on rigorous academic pursuits, students of Ashland develop critical thinking, leadership, and professional skills.

The highly personal Ashland experience instills in students the discipline, confidence, and values to not just succeed in the world, but to impact it in the most positive ways possible.

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Benedictine University

Benedictine University

Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, Benedictine University prepares their students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.

Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science. Benedictine University was founded by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students.

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Central Michigan

Central Michigan University

An innovator and leader in quality degree programs for adult learners, Central Michigan University’s Global Campus delivers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as professional development courses tailored to the unique needs of working students. Programs are offered at over 50 locations across North America and online in compressed terms.

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is ranked as the 10th most productive small research university in the nation. More than 70,000 students have graduated from CMU’s Global Campus since 1971.

CMU takes pride in offering recognized degree programs and exceptional services to its students, from start through graduation, and beyond.

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Salem State University

Salem State University

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region.

Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.

As part of its mission, Salem State maintains a system of institutional evaluation to ensure academic excellence through accreditation and program reviews.

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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University continues a legacy of quality education that extends throughout a proud history of more than 150 years. And at Valparaiso, a student’s personal journey extends beyond classrooms and books. A focus on learning through service and emphasis on broadening experiences help Valparaiso students develop into thoughtful leaders who work to make the world a better place.

Valparaiso University enrolls about 4,000 students from most states and more than 50 countries, constituting an international, interconnected community. Valparaiso University offers five colleges for undergraduates — the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, College of Nursing, and Christ College (honors college) — as well as graduate studies and a law school.

Valparaiso University is an independent Lutheran institution that provides an encouraging environment for spiritual exploration by all.  

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