TEP is Now a Continuing Teachers and Leaders Education PD Provider

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) approved The Education Partners a Continuing Teachers and Leaders Education (CTLE) PD Provider. Now, TEP can officially offer courses for credit to New York State educators who want to become CTLE certified. 

CTLE is an accreditation program for teachers and leaders offered through NYSED whereby professionally certified teachers and Level III certified paraprofessionals are required to collect a total of 100 professional development hours (CTLE hours) by a state-approved provider. The approval process included a detailed proposal application, course summaries, assessment methodologies, credentials for delivering CTLE professional learning offerings, and program evaluation.  

Denise Gallucci, Chief Executive Officer for TEP shared: “Our world class solutions and offerings will provide a new level of powerful instructional content, combined with flexibility and ease of access for professional learners seeking CTLE credits.” 

The Education Partners has developed a variety of courses in collaboration with world-renowned educators, including Geoffrey Canada, Founder of The Harlem Children’s Zone, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills for OECD. Courses range from “Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning” to “Using Data to Promote Excellence and Personalize Learning in Schools.” 

“We are extremely excited to be approved as a CTLE provider in New York State!” added Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Chief Learning Officer for TEP.  “As a provider based in New York City with a long legacy of offering professional learning, consulting services, and ongoing support for educators and students alike, we are looking forward to delivering CTLE courses to teachers and leaders across the state.”  

TEPs course offerings are available in on-site face-to-face training sessions or in online modules which can be accessed and completed via TEP Connect. This is an easy-to use online platform that connects teachers to new training methods, includes course completion badges, forums for peer-to-peer collaboration, and tools to help educators achieve professional learning goals. What kinds of courses would you like to see? What education topics need more exploration?