Our Mission

To support and strengthen educators to advance the life prospects of every student.

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Lifelong Professional Growth

For over 50 years, PLS has been dedicated to supporting teacher effectiveness in K-12 schools by delivering affordable and convenient professional growth opportunities that have impacted the daily practice of more than 500,000 educators around the world. Our online and on-site graduate-level and professional development courses are rooted in research-based practices, rigorous coursework, and relevant technologies.

PLS partners with colleges and universities to offer:

  • University/PLS Master’s degrees that are online, on-site, or a hybrid of both.
  • Courses that provide graduate-level credit hours for “plus hours” and professional development recertification hours.
  • Expertise that drives long-term systematic change across an entire district, school, and/or classroom.

Accreditation

Our courses are accredited through our many higher education partners.
Current PLS institutional partners are accredited by the following regional accreditation agencies:


NCA Higher Learning Commission

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Our Courses