Online Graduate Courses

Online Registration

Course descriptions may be found in the 2009-2010 MTA Staff Development catalog.

Creating Performance Assessment Tasks
3 Graduate Credits

Developing a District Mentoring Program
1 Graduate Credit

Developing a Standards-based Unit of Instruction
3 Graduate Credits

Differentiating Instructional Practices
3 Graduate Credits

English Language Learners: Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gaps
3 Graduate Credits

Using TeLLS Data to Address the Achievement Gaps
3 Graduate Credits

Logistics for Online Graduate Courses

  • These courses are completely online; there are no face-to-face meetings.
  • Participants must have an Internet connection and be able to use Microsoft Word in order to take these courses. There are no other technical requirements.
  • Course sessions begin on a Tuesday and end on a Monday.

Course Dates

Sessions begin on Tuesdays: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15, 22; January 5, 12, 19.

Graduate Credit/Super PDP Requirements

  • Full participation in each session’s discussion forum that includes one original posting to the forum prompt and at least responses to two other participants’ postings.
  • A reflective analysis of the primary text for the course answering the question, "What did I learn from this reading that I can apply to my practice or to the implementation at the school/district level of specific learning outlined in the text?"
  • Performance assessment task:
    • One graduate credit courses: one task is listed in the course description.
    • Three graduate credit courses: two tasks -- each is listed in the description.
    • A reflective paper on the development of one work product in the course that answers the question, "How does this piece of evidence demonstrate my knowledge and skill level in this activity?"

    Per Person MTA Fee and FSC Tuition by Program
    3-credit: $495, 1-credit: $345

    All registration is done online. Participants will be sent passwords to online offerings and textbooks.

    Contact Information

    Please contact Beverly Eisenman at or 1-800-392-6175 x8362 for answers to specific questions or to schedule any workshop.