Now Massachusetts teachers can have convenient, affordable and relevant professional development!
How it all began…
In 2012, a group of established teachers formed a company in Pennsylvania called Act 48 Academy in honor of a Pennsylvania law that requires all staff to maintain a high level of professional development. Act 48 Academy struck a chord for many teachers, and these services were needed outside of PA. Hence, The Teacher’s Academy was born.
We help teachers across the country…
Since then, we have been providing an affordable, convenient way for teachers to maintain their professional licenses. In 2013, we expanded into our neighboring states of New York, New Jersey and Delaware.
In 2016, we were approved by IACET.
This approval opened doors to all states accepting IACET CEUS, including Massachusetts.
Today, our internationally recognized company, The Teacher’s Academy, reaches across the nation to support all teachers. We are extremely proud to share the same vision with the amazing teachers in Massachusetts.
Renewing Your MA Teaching License
Every 5 years, teachers in Massachusetts need to renew their professional teaching licenses by obtaining 150 Professional Development Points (PDPs).
1 Hour = 1 PDP
1 CEU = 10 PDPs
Here are a few examples of courses offered by The Teacher’s Academy and the PDPs earned for each:
- Nutrition 101 = 18 PDPs or 1.8 CEUs.
- Creating a School Garden = 15 PDPs or 1.5 CEUs.
- Triggers: PowerPoint Advanced Skill = 6 PDPs or .6 CEUs
The Teacher’s Academy offers a variety of courses worth 3, 6, 15 and 18 PDPs.
The Teacher’s Academy Courses
Because the founders of The Teacher’s Academy are teachers, we believe professional development should be convenient, cover relevant topics, provide choices, and, above all, be affordable.
Not only are our courses affordable, they’re also convenient. The team of teachers that reviews your completed work will present your Certificate and professional development hours within 5 – 7 business days of submission. Our process is faster and less expensive than community colleges or other private companies. There are no administrative or extra costs for materials because everything you need to complete the course is emailed immediately. We have a tech team and support staff ready to assist with any questions.
Since our courses are downloaded to your computer, the course, along with all of the great web resources and teaching tools, are yours to keep!
Check out our course topics:
- Mindfulness in Education – 18 PDPs, $89.99
- Inspiring Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom – 18 PDPs, $89.99
- Blended Learning – 15 PDPs, $79.99
- Universal Design for Learning – 6 PDPs, $39.99
Look for more courses like these under Teacher Resources…
Music and Art
- Teaching Drama Across the Curriculum – 18 PDPs, $89.99
- Rock History – 15 PDPs, $79.99
- Teaching and the Performance Arts – 15 PDPs, $79.99
Look for more courses like these under Music and Art…
- Computers the VERY basics for the PC – 15 hours, $79.99
- Microsoft Word for Educators – 15 hours, $79.99
- Google Docs for Educators – 15 hours, $79.99
Look for more courses like these under Technology…