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University Partners

Our university partners challenge us to repeatedly produce graduate-level curriculum, they offer us competent opinion and guidance on educational trends and they introduce us to new resources for instruction and inspiration. Again focusing on quality over quantity, we value our partners for their professionalism, reputation and commitment to higher education of educators. All partners meet regional and national accreditation so TCL clients can feel comfortable knowing course credit will be accepted always and everywhere.

We could not continuously deliver superior offerings without them.

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. University Accreditation Adams State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) http://www.ncahlc.org

  • URL: https://www.adams.edu/
  • Address:
    Adams State University
    Office of the Registrar
    Richardson Hall
    Suite 2110
    208 Edgemont Blvd
    Alamosa, CO 81101

Andrews University

Founded in 1874, Andrews University (AU) is a fully accredited, private university located in the southwest corner of Michigan, offering students more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, technology, religion, arts and sciences, and architecture. With a student body, faculty and administration that hail from over 90 countries, U.S. News & World Report ranks Andrews as one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation. Andrews University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its teacher training and school services programs are further accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE), and by the Michigan Department of Education. Learners may have up to 5 courses (any number of credits) graded by AU in a semester. The semester is determined by the date your grade is recorded by AU. Please visit our FAQ for more information on credit limits.

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, we prepare our 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. The University’s main campus in Lisle, Illinois features a learning center, science facility, administrative buildings, residence halls, Founders’ Woods apartments, an athletic center, a small lake, a student center and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Branch campuses are located in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona and class sites are located in China and Vietnam. Benedictine offers 55 undergraduate majors, 14 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs. University Accreditation Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) www.ncacihe.org

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. To learn more, visit us at global.cmich.edu. 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. University Accreditation Central Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) ncacihe.org National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) ncate.org

Pacific Lutheran University

Based in the suburban Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, on a 156-acre woodland campus, Pacific Lutheran University offers approximately 3,500 students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs. Founded in 1890 by Norwegian immigrants, PLU is a private university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The university offers three pathways to academic distinction: global education and service to the world; robust student-faculty collaborative research and creative projects; and helping students discern meaning and purpose in their lives. The university consistently ranks among the top 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Universities in the West and was recently named 2nd in the West for Best Colleges for Veterans. It also ranks in the top four percent of Master’s Universities nationwide.