Why TeacherLine


Advance your career and enhance your skills with standards- and research-based graduate-level courses. You can explore an area of interest or meet your professional development requirements in a supportive online environment that makes learning flexible and accessible, even for beginners. learn more

Schools & Districts

Explore the ways that PBS TeacherLine can help districts to improve instruction and student outcomes. We offer opportunities to enhance your existing professional development offerings and increase the potency of your instructional coaching program. learn more

  • Graduate Credit Most PBS TeacherLine online courses offer opportunities to earn graduate credits from our partner institutions; and most districts allow teachers to apply PBS TeacherLine courses towards professional development points (PDPs) and continuing education units (CEUs).
  • Standards Based Courses PBS TeacherLine's online courses were developed to align with national standards developed by leading professional organizations such as NCTM, ISTE, and NCTE. PBS member stations also customize course content so that it meets local and state education standards.
  • Course Facilitators Specially trained, experienced facilitators lead PBS TeacherLine's online courses to ensure our learners get the most from their experience.
  • Content Partners PBS TeacherLine's online professional development courses are developed through partnerships with nationally recognized leaders in education such as the Concord Consortium, ISTE, and McREL.
  • Local Course Providers PBS TeacherLine's online courses are made available to educators across the country through partnerships with certain PBS member stations, who can customize course content to meet local standards and work with your district to offer courses for your group, according to your schedule.
  • Research All of PBS TeacherLine's offerings were developed to help districts meet the high standards established for research-based professional development established by No Child Left Behind.

As the premier provider of high quality online professional development, PBS TeacherLine has been recognized for its excellence by organizations such as the United States Distance Learning Association, National Educational Association, and the Software and Information Industry Association.


“I believe the exchange between teachers and administrators is a great untapped resource. PBS TeacherLine is a great medium for this type of collaboration to take place.”

Wayne Rodolfich
Gautier High School
District Administrator of the Year, 2004