Affordable Education for the 21st Century

What We Do

TEL Library is a non-profit organization that partners with accredited institutions and training organizations to deliver college-level courses and workforce training at truly affordable prices. We are committed to facilitating equitable access to high-quality, affordable learning in the U.S.

Higher Ed

Our all-inclusive program — curriculum, instruction, and support — allows accredited colleges and universities to deliver affordable dual-credit courses in their region, creating strong partnerships with high schools and expanding enrollment funnels.

High School

TEL’s dual-credit courses provide an engaging and affordable college experience for high school students. We support flexible scheduling, both online and blended instructional delivery, and an enrollment minimum of one student.

Homeschool

TEL’s dual-credit courses provide an engaging and affordable college experience for high school students. We support flexible scheduling, both online and blended instructional delivery, and an enrollment minimum of one student.

Independent Learner

We make it easy and affordable for anyone to restart their college career or pick up those few general education courses needed to continue their journey. TEL courses are flexible and help students develop mastery of course subjects and important 21st-century skills

Course Catalog

 

TEL provides a broad range of online, general education courses. Our affordable pricing includes all course materials, instruction, support, and proctored exams.

The TEL Difference

Intentional Design

Our lessons are designed to provide a clear context for each course concept, and then move students through the stages of information elaboration, relevance, agency, and mastery.  This design allows students to absorb the information more readily and apply it in meaningful ways.

Peer-to-Peer Learning

We emphasize peer engagement throughout our courses to help students develop the ability to evaluate their own work and assess the work of their peers. Our rubric-based mastery assignments are powered by Peerceptiv’s research-validated technology.

Focus on Mastery

We help students prepare for professional success by aligning all courses to our TEL Mastery Standards, a framework of key 21st-century skills and competencies. This ensures that students acquire and can demonstrate the skills needed for the modern working world.

Goal Setting

Students achieve mastery of course content through reflection and individual ownership. That’s why we encourage students to set goals for their learning and to apply course concepts to their own individual circumstances.

Our Mission

Expanding Education Horizons

Experiential Learning

TEL’s experiential learning framework integrates real-life scenarios and local projects with traditional general education courses. This allows students to connect with their communities and explore local issues and opportunities.

Mastery Standards

TEL Mastery Standards coupled with mastery assignments allow students to produce demonstrable evidence of their learning as they work through their courses. This evidence can be used to chart life learning and show professional readiness to potential employers.

Workforce Training

We’re developing a workforce training curriculum to prepare adults for professional and financial growth through middle-skill jobs, as well as opportunities for continued post-secondary education toward advanced certificates.

Latest Articles

How Can We Know That Something Happened?

How Can We Know That Something Happened?

As students, they may wonder how it’s possible to determine what actually happened in the past. How do we speak with any kind of certainty about the existence of historical figures or the occurrence of historical events? Indeed, in a world where there are so many...

There’s No Such Thing as “Free” College

There’s No Such Thing as “Free” College

  Bernard Bull, President of Goddard Collge, has a thoughtful post on the impact of proposed tuition-free programs on the business practices of both private and public institutions of higher education. In his post, Bull points to something that seems to get lost...

Are we a match?

Dive into TEL’s solutions for your specific curriculum needs, and let us know if we’re the partner for you.

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