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Earn Graduate Credit for PBS TeacherLine Courses

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Central Michigan University's Global Campus and PBS TeacherLine partner to offer academic credit for many of the PBS TeacherLine Professional Development courses. PBS TeacherLine offers high quality, standards-based graduate-level professional development opportunities for teachers. The accessible online format makes learning fun, flexible and collaborative. 

The complete catalog of PBS TeacherLine courses is available at

CMU graduate credit for PBS TeacherLine courses is $100 per credit hour plus the $50 admission fee, if applicable.

How to Register for Credit with CMU:

Step 1 - Go to the PBS TeacherLine web site to register for the professional development course. (NOTE: there is a cost for taking the courses; CMU credit is in addition to this cost.)

Step 2 - Close PBS TeacherLine web site window and return to this web site.

Step 3 - Click here to go to the CMU Credit Registration form.​ Please make sure you enter the following information accurately so that CMU can verify your registration with PBS:

  • ​The exact PBS section number [i.e. RDLA157.65]
  • Accurate start and end dates
  • The same e-mail address used to enroll with PBS

Step 4 - If not currently admitted to CMU, complete the Non-Degree Graduate Application and pay the $50 admission fee. Please see the Online Admission Information for additional details and application instructions.

Registration and fees must be received by CMU prior to the end of the PBS course. Registrations cannot be accepted after the PBS course has ended. Please reference the credit registration deadlines below.

Frequently Asked Questions

PBS TeacherLine course dates:

CMU Term Course Dates CMU Credit Registration Deadline
Fall 2016July 13, 2016 - August 23, 2016August 23, 2016
August 17, 2016 - September 27, 2016September 27, 2016
September 14, 2016 - October 25, 2016October 25, 2016
Spring 2017November 9, 2016 - January 4, 2017**December 20, 2016
December 7, 2016 - January 17, 2017January 17, 2017

**Actual end date for professional development program is December 20, 2016. Because of the university semester and holiday schedules, the course will transcribe with the above listed dates.  Student's grade and transcript for this course will not be available via CMU's systems until after January 4, 2017. 

Central Michigan University, founded in 1892, is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CMU has been offering high quality off-campus programs to adult learners for over 35 years.

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