Alamosa, CO (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
Adams State University (ASU) announced today that they have entered a partnership arrangement with a nationally recognized professional development provider, The Connecting Link (TCL). Both entities share similar values and goals including a commitment to Enhancing Practice to Impact Learning.
Adams State was founded in 1921 as a teachers' college. Today, Adams State University is a well respected and accredited university delivering high quality, professional development courses globally. ASU’s Extended Studies Department presents offerings to support the professional development needs of K-12 educators. All newly approved courses meet rigorous standards outlined for content-rich, standards-based, relevant, accessible and stimulating course work.
The Connecting Link was founded in 1981 with the mission of offering engaging and relevant courses designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators. Courses offered through The Connecting Link are aligned to national standards and designed to support teachers’ development in the areas of assessment, Common Core, content knowledge, management, pedagogy, technology, and working with diverse learners. This fall, The Connecting Link also launched a series of concentration courses which provides learners with the opportunity to focus on such specialized areas as Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, and Online Teaching.
Scott Ables, President of The Connecting Link added, “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher learning and we look forward to a long and harmonious collaborative relationship with Adams State University.” The partnership is expected to enhance online learning opportunities available to certified educators in Colorado and across the nation.
All structured online courses provide a supportive and engaging learning environment led by instructors with advanced degrees and specialized areas of expertise. Adams State will transcribe 3.0 semesters hours of graduate credit for successful completion for any of the 50 approved graduate courses presented by The Connecting Link. All course descriptions and syllabi can be found by visiting http://www.connectinglink.com/cataloglist.asp or http://tcl.adams.edu.