The Most EFFECTIVE & INNOVATIVE Program

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education program philosophy is to “learn in the way you plan to teach.” In keeping with this philosophy, TEACH-NOW utilizes a state-of-the-art curriculum for the education of post-baccalaureate candidates who are grounded in subject matter and have a passion for teaching tomorrow’s students in tomorrow’s learning world. The whole learning experience is virtual and includes a 12-week clinical experience, where appropriate.

Our Leadership

Leadership and vision are critical to the success of TEACH-NOW.

Meet the team that created TEACH-NOW and continues to create new ways to deliver world-class teacher preparation online.

Accreditations and Approvals

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is the principal accrediting body for schools of education in the United States. We remain the only online program they have ever accredited.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission reviews and accredits any type of program that is principally delivered online. DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements authorizes program providers to operate across state lines

The Office of the State Superintendent for Education reviews and approves all programs operating in Washington, DC and leading to a teaching license

The Arizona Department of Education reviews and approves all programs operating in Arizona and leading to a teaching license

The Veterans Administration reviews and approves all programs that are authorized to receive GI Bill benefits

Through videos, simulations, digital activities and collaboration,

TEACH-NOW delivers

All coursework is delivered virtually in weekly sessions with a cohort of 10 - 15 candidates and an instructor. Being a part of a learning cohort is a powerful experience. Members of a cohort collaborate together on projects, provide feedback and critiques of each other’s work, help motivate one other, and become a community of learners from all over the world.

Through videos, simulations, digital activities and collaboration,

TEACH-NOW delivers

All coursework is delivered virtually in weekly sessions with a cohort of 10 - 15 candidates and an instructor. Being a part of a learning cohort is a powerful experience. Members of a cohort collaborate together on projects, provide feedback and critiques of each other’s work, help motivate one other, and become a community of learners from all over the world.

A History of Success

November 2011 – New Schools Venture Fund provided seed money and TEACH-NOW was created under National Center for Education Information

February 2013 – The 9-month, 8-module TEACH-NOW teacher preparation program was approved by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education to lead to a full, regular, 4-year renewable teaching license

March 2013 – TEACH-NOW began its first cohort of 10 candidates

November 2013 – TEACH-NOW was granted teacher preparation program approval by the Arizona State Department of Education

July 2015 – The DC Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) granted a Certificate of License to Operate an Institution of Higher Education to TEACH-NOW

January 2017 – The National Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) accredited TEACH-NOW as a Graduate School of Education

February 2017 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs added TEACH-NOW as an approved program for GI Bill benefits

April 2017 – The Council of the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted national accreditation to TEACH-NOW, making TEACH-NOW the first (and still the only) accredited online teacher preparation program

August 2017 - The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) approved TEACH-NOW as an institutional participant

November 2018 - DEAC approved the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education to offer Master's of Education degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Teaching Multilingual Learners

Over 3,000 educators in more than 110 countries have enrolled in our programs. More than 95% of our students complete the program and receive a state teaching license. You can also view detailed performance data here.

TEACH-NOW ALUMNI AMBASSADORS

The TEACH-NOW Alumni Ambassadors are a select group of graduates from the program that serve as representatives of TEACH-NOW, as well as recruiters and spokespersons.