Our Mission

PLS 3rd Learning classes provides participants with opportunities to continue their education, earn professional development recertification hours, and complete their Master’s Degrees.


Lifelong Professional Growth

Since 1969, PLS 3rd Learning 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 3rd Learning partners with colleges and universities to offer courses that drive long-term, systemic change across an entire district, school, and/or classroom.


Our courses are accredited through our many higher education partners.
Current PLS 3rd Learning 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