Transforming and
Educating for Life

The TEL Difference

Equitable Access

TEL Education is a nonprofit, missional organization that partners with accredited institutions and training organizations to deliver affordable college education to everyone in the U.S.


Our goal requires excellence in course design, instruction and support, technology, and our relationships with the people we serve.


From our turnkey business model to our course platform, our solutions are easy to implement and easy to use—for partners, parents, and students.

For Higher Ed

Our all-inclusive program—curriculum, instruction, technology, and support—allows accredited colleges and universities to deliver affordable and high quality online general education courses. These courses can also be used to enhance current dual-credit initiatives or launch new collegiate academy programs to expand enrollment funnels and create strong partnerships with local communities.

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For High School

TEL’s dual-credit courses and collegiate academy programs provide an engaging and affordable pathway for high school students to begin their college journey. We support flexible scheduling, both online and blended instructional delivery, and an enrollment minimum of one student.

Course Design

TEL provides a broad range of highly engineered, online general education courses. Our team of learning engineers uses proven best practices along with internal research based on TEL user experience and feedback to create innovative courses that promote demonstrable, evidence-based learning.

The Bookmark

The Bookmark is our collection of noteworthy resources.

Education Futures Podcast 22: Jon Tomlinson, OCU

Education Futures Podcast 22: Jon Tomlinson, OCU

"When you are a "non-traditional" student, you're an adult, you have family, a job, other responsibilities, online learning is almost a necessity. You don't have the time to drive to campus and sit through a two- or three-hour lecture. That's just not a possibility....

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