TEACH-NOW was created in 2013 to be the very best teacher preparation program in the world.
Our delivery model serves to train new and long-time educators and get them the credentials they need.
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Is this a real teaching certificate?
To be clear, no preparation program can grant a teaching certificate directly. Every state reviews its own certification applications according to its own requirements.
TEACH-NOW is a state-approved, accredited teacher preparation program. No teacher preparation program may grant a state teaching certificate or license directly. However, candidates who successfully complete the Teacher Preparation Certificate Program automatically qualify for fully-renewable teaching licenses from the District of Columbia and the State of Arizona if they meet the applicable requirements of the state board of education, and through reciprocity agreements they also become eligible to obtain fully-renewable teaching certificates or licenses from almost every other state, once they meet the applicable licensing requirements of those states.
Do I need anything to get started?
I don't have a minimum GPA of 3.0. What are my options?
In lieu of a 3.0 GPA, applicants may qualify for acceptance through proven work experience.
Please note that TEACH-NOW does not accept any incoming transfer credit.
Please contact Admissions for any further questions or clarifications.
Can I continue working full-time while going through the program?
- The workload varies but averages out to approximately 15 hours a week once candidates become familiar with our learning-to-teach model.
- The first six months of the TEACH-NOW teacher preparation certificate program are almost exclusively online and meeting times are scheduled by each cohort according to the group’s availability (typically outside of business hours).
- The last three months of the program require 200 hours of practice teaching in a classroom with a supervising mentor teacher.
- For candidates already in the classroom, this requirement can typically be met through their current teaching assignment.
How much does it cost?
TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education offers affordable tuition for candidates seeking to complete our teacher preparation certificate program or their Master's in Education degree.
Teacher Certificate Payment Options
- Full payment of $6,000
- Initial payment of $800 and 8 monthly payments of $650
Master's Programs Payment Options
- Full payment of $13,000
- Initial payment of $1,000 and 12 monthly payments of $1,000
If your plans change after you start or you're unhappy for any reason, please refer to our refund policy for how tuition is charged.
Do you have scholarships or financial aid?
We do not offer scholarships or financial aid at this time but we believe we have created an affordable program and offer an interest-free payment plan.
Do I have to pass any tests in order to get certified?
Like many other states, Washington, DC, which grants your certification upon completion of TEACH-NOW, requires the PRAXIS tests. Arizona has its own certification tests, which are administered by NES/Pearson. If you will be seeking reciprocity in other states, you may need to take additional standardized tests. We are happy to help you figure out any specific requirements for your desired teaching location.
Are there any breaks or holidays during the program?
As an international program and in the spirit of celebrating diversity, no holidays are universally observed. Each cohort and their instructor decide about holidays. There are no penalties for holidays, however arrangements must be made with the instructor and cohort in advance to cover all group and individual activities, as well as to make up virtual class.
There is one program-wide break, winter break, the last 2 weeks of December. Also, due to the timing of clinical practice and school calendars, some cohorts will have summer breaks.
After I complete the program, will I be able to teach in any state?
Each state has its own requirements for granting teaching licenses (also called certification) through its own state Department of Education. In addition, those requirements change regularly and could be different the day you complete the program from the day you apply. Almost every state is relatively easy for us to work with. As of summer 2019, we're unfortunately having difficulty with New York, Colorado and Iowa so we aren't currently accepting applications from those states.
Candidates can find this information by searching for this office on the state’s website and then looking for their reciprocity guidelines.
TEACH-NOW will always assist candidates throughout the licensure process.
Can I take this program while abroad?
TEACH-NOW has many current candidates living and working abroad.
As long as a student has access to a computer with internet access with a webcam, you can complete the TEACH-NOW program.
Even students without US citizenship can complete the program and obtain a teaching license!
Do you have a student handbook for review?
Can I REALLY learn how to teach from an online course?
Absolutely. In fact, Molly Cummings Carney, a PHd student at Boston College, completed a comprehensive review of TEACH-NOW as a modern method of teacher preparation and the results are very clear that it's dramatically more effective than traditional methods of preparation. You can read our summary of her work here and there's a link to the full article at the bottom of the summary.