Frequently Asked Questions

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Midwest Teachers Institute was founded to provide teachers with an inexpensive way to earn graduate credits for salary enhancement, state re-certification and professional development.

By allowing you to choose individual classes, you can decide what content will provide the most meaningful experience for you, your classroom, and your district. By keeping our courses at the lowest prices in the country, we allow teachers to improve their teaching all while being budget friendly. We understand teachers, because we are teachers!

What type(s) of courses do you offer?

We offer graduate-level, continuing education courses for K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators for salary schedule/lane advancement, re-certification, state licensure or other professional development needs.

MTI understands that as teachers we learn differently so we developed different types of courses for teachers that are flexible, inexpensive and fit your schedule. ALL of our courses and their formats below will earn you 3 graduate credits upon completion.

Currently, we have courses for educators in these convenient formats;

– Distance/correspondence – Receive the book from us, download the syllabus and complete the assignments anytime and anywhere. Take a whole year to finish if you need to.

 – Online (instructor led) – Last 5 short weeks and have specific start and end dates. You will use our Learning Management Software (Canvas) to communicate online with an instructor and classmates. Each week specific assignments are due along with classmates and instructor forum posts. You are not required to participate in real-time conversations or activities, so you can be online anytime, but assignments must be completed each week as stipulated on your syllabus.

 – Online/ self-paced (no instructor) -You will use our Learning Management Software (Canvas) to post answers to course questions and reply to others in your course . You can choose to complete your work at 2 am or 2 pm, from the comfort of your home, or anywhere else the day takes you. Take up to a whole year to complete and you ARE NOT required to participate in synchronous, real-time conversations or activities, giving you maximum flexibility to go online when it is most convenient for you and YOUR SCHEDULE.

 – Onsite- Unique field trip courses called “ Teaching Beyond the Textbook” (TBT) for short. Available in select cities throughout the U.S. This course meets Monday thru Friday (usually summer) where you will travel to different educational sites in and around your city on guided tours allowing educators to see the vast resources available to them.

 – E-Adventure course, go on a vacation, weekend getaway or trip, earn 3 graduate credits. At MTI, we understand how busy you are. This is why we developed the E-Adventure course . This course is your opportunity to take what you have learned on your vacation/trip and apply it to your classroom. You earn graduate credit for seeing the world or even a great city in the U.S. and completing a few assignments.

 – Webinar/Video on demand courses with our partnership with SimpleK12

 – Workshop/Conference courses with our partnership with First Educational Resources

Will the classes count towards license renewal or salary advancement?

Graduate Credit courses are offered in association with our nationally, regionally and CAEP accredited university partners: Andrews University, Michigan , Calumet College of St. Joseph-Whiting, Indiana, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado and Dominican University-River Forest, Illinois.

Andrews , Calumet College, CSU-Pueblo and Dominican are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Andrews, Calumet College and Dominican are also accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) , formerly known as NCATE . MTI courses are accredited in all 50 states.

Upon successful completion of a graduate credit course, learners will receive an official university transcript from the university partner they choose when registering.

How do I know if my school, district, and/or state accepts your courses?

While we have helped thousands of educators across the country and in all 50 states including Canada and the Department of Defense, each school, district, and state governing body has its own set of rules regarding salary schedules, licensure and re-certification. Please seek approval prior to registering for a course to verify acceptance. Tuition is non-refundable if your governing body does not approve your enrolled courses.

How much do the classes cost?

Depending on the format and university you choose we offer several different pricing structures for your convenience.Course
prices range from $375 to $495 depending on which format and university
you choose.

Are there any additional fees for credits, materials, books or shipping?

There are no additional fees for ANY MTI course! The course price includes 3 credits, class syllabi, textbook, shipping and all necessary materials for you to complete your course.

How do I pay for my classes?

MTI accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Debit cards. We also accept PayPal & PayPal Credit*. We also accept Purchase Orders. Unfortunately we DO NOT offer Financial Aid.

*For PayPal Credit-No interest will be charged on the purchase if you pay it off in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the purchase from the purchase date at the Purchase APR applicable to your account.

How many classes can I take with MTI?

All students taking graduate courses through Midwest Teachers Institute are limited to the following maximum number of classes/credits for a semester: 6 Classes(18 credits) per semester. We offer three semesters per calendar year so your maximum per year is 18 classes or 54 credits per year.

How do I order a course?

Simply go to

How do I receive my course materials?

Based on your specific course, you will receive your course materials in the mail and/or electronically (email) within 24 hours of your enrollment. If your course requires a textbook, it will be shipped the same day your registration is received and will arrive in 2 to 5 business days.

What if I need to cancel one of my distance/correspondence courses?

To receive a full refund, you must cancel no later than 7 calendar days before the start of your class. To cancel send us an email at [email protected] with your name, course and reason for cancellation. After 7 days, no refunds will be honored, however you may put your fees towards another class within one calendar year.

What if I need to cancel an onsite/online/video/workshop or webinar course?

After you receive your course materials and decide you no longer wish to take the course, you may cancel within 7 days from the date of registration for a full refund. To receive your refund, simply email your request to: [email protected] We will process your refund in 3 to 5 business days. The textbook is yours to keep. We are not able to offer any refunds for course cancellations after 7 days, however you may put your fees towards another class within one calendar year of your registration.

How do I turn my work in to MTI?

In an effort to help the environment and reduce paperwork, MTI is committed to being a Green Company by accepting work sent exclusively via email. When sending work via email, make sure that you save the document with the course number followed by your first and last name. Example: Course MTI 534 Raising Expectations sent in by John Smith would be saved as 534JohnSmith to ensure that we are able to identify and open the document. The email address where you send in your completed work is [email protected].

IMPORTANT- When emailing in your assignments, please make sure they are ALL completed. Sending in a few assignments at a time will not be graded and you may fail the course.

When and how does MTI grade my work?

Midwest Teachers Institute will begin to process your work within 2-3 business days after receiving your document. Please check each specific course syllabus for grading rubrics and scales. Please give us 7 to 14 business days to grade all your work. We will then email you a Completion Letter grade report, with your letter grade and transcript ordering instructions.

How do I request transcripts?

Depending on your credit choice, you request an official graduate transcript from the university partner you selected, NOT MTI. We provide your transcript ordering directions in your Completion Letter grade report we email you once you complete the course and we grade your work. Transcripts can take days to weeks to be processed and received. If you have a deadline for submission, we encourage you to please complete and submit your coursework well in advance of your deadline to ensure that you will be able to order and receive your transcripts in time.

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Who do I contact if I have questions with my course?

If you have any questions you may contact MTI via email at [email protected]. Please include your name, course and specific problem, and our dedicated staff will respond promptly. If you are taking an online course with an instructor, you may also contact your professor/Instructor directly as advised on your course syllabi.

What about Taxes, my 1098T and how do I write my MTI classes off on my taxes?

Since we Do Not offer financial aid we are not required to provide an
IRS 1098-T.

However, to use our courses as an educational expense write off, you
simply show your accountant your receipt, and give him/her our Federal Employee Identification (EIN)

That number is 27-2299635.

Our main office address is:
Midwest Teachers Institute, LLC
905 Joliet Street, Suite 209

If you have or are enrolled in our Masters Degrees in partnership with
Colorado State University-Pueblo, you may contact them to request their
1098-T. This will only include the four courses taken with CSU-P for the
masters. Please email Jonni Valdezsilva at [email protected]

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