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Information on TeacherLine Regional Courses & General Course Information

  • Course Length
    The online courses are six weeks in length. ALL ONLINE COURSES take an estimated 4-5 hours weekly (not usually in one time block) to complete all assignments over a six-week period.
  • Requirements
    Registrants are expected to complete all assignments in the online course to receive a certificate of completion or graduate credit.
  • Knowledge and Materials Required
    It is recommended (not required) that registrants have the following computer experience: browsing the Internet; navigating a Website using a computer mouse; using a word-processing program to compose your writing; an active e-mail address.

    Teachers that are unfamiliar with the online learning format can participate in a free, two-hour preparatory course, “Practice Learning Online with Teacher Line.”

    Check to make sure your computer meets TeacherLine requirements here.
  • Graduate Credit
    Recently, PBS TeacherLine licensed the use of 12 of Indiana University's Learning to Teach with Technology Studio (LTTS) learning modules in their own professional development system. LTTS modules, which are based on national technology standards, were developed by teachers with expertise in technology integration. Since LTTS is online, teachers can use it anytime and anywhere to earn graduate credit at IU or certification renewal unit credits in Indiana.

    Participants in TeacherLine courses can earn Professional Growth Points, Continuing Education Renewal Units and graduate credit so they work toward becoming and staying “highly qualified.”

    If you are eligible for credit through Indiana University - Bloomington, check your course syllabus to see how many actual hours your PBS TeacherLine course will require of you. Then, use that number to determine how many graduate credits you can earn:
    • 15-hour PBS TeacherLine course – 1 credit hour
    • 30-hour PBS TeacherLine course – 2 credit hours
    • 45-hour PBS TeacherLine course – 3 credit hours

    Indiana University offers up to nine credit hours of TeacherLine courses toward a master’s degree in education. Cost is $226.55 per credit.