POnline Structured: Participants are required to log in weekly; however, there are no synchronized meeting times. Online structured courses are designed to cover at least 45 hours of content. The lessons are paced throughout an 8-week period to provide guidance through the learning process. Some courses may be offered at an accelerated pace or extend beyond 8 weeks (to accommodate holidays); however, the same course objectives and content requirements will be met.
Online Self-Paced: Participants will work at their own pace to complete self-paced courses within 12 weeks or less. Courses may be accessed as soon as log-in information and textbook (if applicable) are received. Online self-paced courses are designed to cover at least 45 hours of content.
Online Fast-Track: Hours vary by course and participants are able to work at their own pace throughout an 8-week time frame. Courses may be accessed as soon as log-in information is received.
How many credits does each course offer?
Participants completing graduate-credit courses earn 3 graduate credits from our academic partner. Credit is accepted by most school districts for step advancement and renewal of your teaching certificate, and may be applicable to advanced degree programs. TCL courses may also be taken as a noncredit option for up to 45 clock hours. Participants will receive a certificate from TCL upon course completion.*
* TCL courses are intended for use toward salary advancement, professional development requirements or inclusion in advanced degree programs. Participants should; however, always check with their academic advisor, district and/or state for approval prior to enrolling to determine how course credits or hours may be applied. In those areas where The Connecting Link is not listed as a provider, school districts appointed as approved providers may be able to document hours toward state requirements.