PBS TeacherLine (TL) is a set of standards-based graduate-level online courses available to K-12 teachers throughout the nation. These 15, 30 and 45 hour courses were developed under a five-year multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Washburn University is a PBS-approved national graduate credit provider and will award 1-3 hours of ED 674 Special Topics graduate credit for the successful completion of the TL courses. More information about the TeacherLine program is available at http://www.pbs.org/TeacherLine/
Application of the TeacherLine Courses to a WU Education Graduate Degree Program
Current and former WU students may enroll in TeacherLine courses with the prior approval of their program advisors. The existing course substitution and registration process is used to allow courses to count toward program completion. A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate credit prior may be applied to a Washburn University graduate program prior to admission. Program advisors will determine which TeacherLine courses will meet the requirements for a specific graduate program (e.g., TL courses that duplicate WU courses already completed by a student may receive credit but will not be applied to a degree program). Contact the WU Department of Education at 785-670-1427 for more information or visit the Department web site.
WU Admission, Course Registration & Tuition Payment
To receive WU graduate credit, you must be officially admitted to WU and enroll in the ED 674 graduate course prior to the end date of the TeacherLine course. The ED 674 course may not be dropped, nor will the WU tuition be refunded, once you have officially enrolled. Tuition for the 2012 - 2013 academic year TL/ED 674 graduate credit course is $131 per credit hour.
Please complete and return the Special Enrollment Form and the tuition payment to the address shown below at least five days prior to the end date of the TeacherLine course (we will add the Course Ref # in Section 11).Office of Academic OutreachWashburn University1700 SW College AvenueTopeka, KS 66621785.670.1399 Phone785.670.1028 Fax
WU Transcript Requests
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 requires that all transcript requests be in writing and be signed and dated by the person to whom the academic record belongs. The processing fee is $3.00 per copy. Checks and money orders can be made out to Washburn University. For more information visit the University Registrar’s web page.