Our Mission

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


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.


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