Do You Have Teacher Training Course Questions?

The staff at The Teacher’s Academy understands that questions may arise when looking to enroll in online professional development courses for teachers. Online availability for professional development programs has only recently been available in many parts of the country.

Not long ago, most professional development programs required an individual to attend a local community college or higher-learning institution to obtain the requirements needed for their certification. Yet, today, personalized training can be obtained through online professional development courses for teachers to learn new skills and further their careers in education.

With the help of The Teacher’s Academy, you can now enroll in online professional development courses for teachers with ease and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional college course. Our programs are designed with the busy teacher in mind, allowing you to complete requirements at your own pace. All of our online professional development courses for teachers employ meaningful instructional initiatives that can be utilized in the classroom immediately.

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Understanding the Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers

The Teacher’s Academy has compiled a list of commonly asked teacher training course questions to help educators better understand the products and services currently available. We hope that by utilizing our teacher training courses, you will be better equipped to handle the complexities of the classroom, as well as meet your state’s certification requirements.

By developing their professional skills, an educator can fulfill their career goals and improve the learning environment for their students. Check out our teacher training course questions below to learn more about our programs.

If you are looking to find a training course near you or learn more about your state requirements, contact us today! Our staff is here to help all teachers have access to the tools and resources they need to better their teaching experience. Get started building the future for you and your students!

  • How do I sign up?

    • To sign up, click the “Create an Account!” button at the top right corner of the page. New users will need to complete the registration form with all required information included. Once your registration is complete, you will have the option to view your Dashboard or go directly to the Course Catalog.

  • How do I get the course material?

    • Once you purchase a course, the course materials are automatically emailed to you. They will arrive in a zip file. Unzip the folder and save its contents to a folder on your computer’s hard drive.

      You can also download course material from your dashboard under the “My Courses” section.

      As aways, a representative from The Teacher’s Academy is available for assistance, simply email [email protected].

  • How does a course get evaluated?

    • The Teacher’s Academy does not present “grades” in the traditional sense. Each course comes with a series of projects or assignments to be completed. The course was either completed or not. In the case of written assessments, the answers must be 80% accurate to be considered complete. If the course has not been satisfactorily completed, a representative from The Teacher’s Academy will contact the client to discuss what is required before the credits/ hours/points are awarded. The client has 365 days from the purchase date to complete the course.

  • What is the Teacher's Academy Honor Code?

    • As teachers we know how important it is to set expectations of our students. Just as you wouldn’t allow your students to plagiarize, copy peer work or misrepresent their work in any way, we ask the same of the adult learners at The Teacher’s Academy.

      The Honor Code simply implies that all participants will agree to submit their original work to The Teacher’s Academy for professional development credit. The Teacher’s Academy will not award hours for plagiarized or compromised work. If the plagiarism is detected after submittal and hours have been awarded, The Teacher’s Academy reserves the right to retract awarded hours from all parties.

  • Do I need anything else besides a computer?

    • Some courses have recommended materials or required software. Read the summary pages of the course to determine if there is anything additional required for the course. All courses have an evaluation and a written assessment using a fillable PDF form. To complete these, it is recommended that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. You can download it for free here.

  • How long do I have to complete a course?

    • You have 365 days from the purchase date to complete the course. There is no minimum time to complete the course.

  • How do I know if I passed the course?

    • Each course has a series of “Projects” to be completed. The projects for each course are listed on the Summary page for every course on this website. You can view the project list to help you decide on a course. All of the projects contain clearly defined requirements for completion. You must complete the projects according to the project requirements put forth in the course directions.

      Most courses also contain assessments. You must score 80% or better on the assessments to consider that portion complete.

      In other words, you either did the work or you didn’t! If there is a question regarding the completeness of the work, a Teacher’s Academy representative will contact you.

  • How many courses do I need to take?

    • You can take as few as one or as many as you like to satisfy the professional development requirements posted by your state. To find out what your state requires for license renewal, you can visit the Requirements page or search your state’s Department of Education website.

  • Do I need to submit anything to the state as proof of completion?

    • Some states require proof of completion. Visit the Requirements page to see what your state requires.

      For your convenience, teachers will receive an email containing a certificate of completion and a feedback form that details the projects submitted and the professional development objectives met upon completing the course. You can print these PDF files and submit them to your administration, or keep them for your records.

      The Teacher’s Academy will submit hours for all Pennsylvania teachers (under the approved provider, Act 48 Academy! Make sure you enter your PPID# in your account!)

  • Do I need to give my social security number?

    • No. At no point will you give The Teacher’s Academy your social security number. Pennsylvania teachers will provide their Professional ID. If you do not know your PA professional ID, you will have to locate it from the PA DOE website.

  • Do I need a PayPal Account?

    • No. You can enter your credit card for payment or use the secure PayPal option. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase courses.

  • How do I contact you if I'm having trouble?

    • Visit the Contact Us page and fill out the contact information. Be sure to choose Tech Support from the drop down menu. A Teacher’s Academy Representative will contact you within 24 hours.

  • I am not currently working in the classroom. Can I take these courses?

    • Yes! The courses are designed to help you enhance your pedagogy. Many of our clients take these courses to help them reacquaint themselves with the most current and relevant teaching strategies out there today. We highly recommend these courses to teachers who are not currently working but preparing to get back into the field!

  • What is your refund policy?

    • Refunds have been offered in cases where teachers accidentally purchased the same course more than once. Or, after purchasing a course, they realized the content is not what they had hoped. In cases such as these, if you are unsatisfied with a particular course for any reason, please let us know and we will exchange it for a different course. Otherwise, the sale of a course is final.