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Graduate Credit and Professional Development Courses for PreK-16 Educators

Earn Graduate Credit at a Fraction of University Tuition or Professional Development Hours at a Competitive Rate

Professional Growth

Energizing Courses That Count Toward Your Professional Growth

Fulfilling professional requirements can sometimes come as an unpleasant obstacle, but it doesn’t have to be! TCL courses will actually benefit and improve your career while counting where you need them. Courses are designed for positive personal growth, making license renewal and professional development something to look forward to and feel good about.

All courses on this website are graduate-level curriculum, designed for PreK-16 professionals to enhance their careers or expand their knowledge in certain fields. Content is relevant and engaging and applies directly to the needs of the 21st century classroom. As teachers, we know that keeping current is important for staying vibrant and excited in our daily lives, and you can count on knowing that every course TCL offers honors that commitment!

Graduate Credit

Graduate Credits Toward Your Advanced Degree Programming

In addition to meeting requirements for salary advancement and professional learning, our graduate-credit courses are approved and transcribed by esteemed accredited partner universities. TCL curricula are developed by our content area experts, and reviewed by accredited university committees to ensure graduate-level rigor.

TCL instructors are also vetted by our partners to become professional adjunct faculty. This attention to quality allows our courses to be considered as elective hours within various graduate programs. In fact, we’ve heard from some participants that they saved thousands of dollars toward an advanced degree by including TCL classes!

Professional Development

Noncredit Courses Toward Your Professional Development

The Connecting Link also offers noncredit course options that may be used for license renewal or professional growth depending on your district or state requirements. Participants electing to take noncredit courses will receive a certificate documenting the completion of clock hours. Our professional development courses provide strategies to address the ever-changing educational landscape while making it easy to earn the hours you need!

Always check with your advisor or administration regarding how TCL courses may be applied.


Courses Can Be Taken at Physical Locations or Online

We are sensitive to the demands placed on busy professionals like you. For this reason TCL offers a variety of course scheduling options intended to inspire your teaching while fitting into your active lifestyle. TCL plans site-based courses at convenient times and locations in our partner-specific states.

We also provide online classes over set dates or to be completed at your own pace to accommodate different learning styles and schedules. With our diverse course formats and curriculum, you can choose what works best for you!


As Teachers, We Know What Matters to You

As teachers, we understand the challenges of satisfying requirements, maintaining resilience, and doing so while faced with the current economic climate. This is why we offer affordable pricing, while staying true to our commitment to quality. Our courses provide the same rigor you would expect to find in a university setting, yet are far less expensive. In addition, we extend saving opportunities to you through promotions such as early enrollment and multicourse discounts.

We can also work together to customize affordable courses aligned to your school or district initiatives. Find out more about exclusive savings by giving us a call toll free at: (888) 550-5465. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Connecting Link (TCL) develops & facilitates graduate-level courses for the professional learning needs of PreK-16 educators & districts.

Graduate credits are granted through partnerships with accredited universities across the nation.

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