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Nationally Accredited

Affordable

Low cost tuition

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All courses online

Have you found work that
inspires you?

If becoming a certified teacher is your dream, PIU Online is designed for Instructional Assistants, allowing you to earn credits for your work with children, accelerating completion of your degree plan.

  • You’ll earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Education.
  • You’ll complete teacher certification and student teaching while continuing to be paid as an instructional assistant.

Are you ready to
complete your
bachelor's degree?

Passionate, capable teachers are greatly needed throughout the United States and abroad. These educators shape and change lives on a daily basis. Are you ready to complete your bachelor’s degree and get certified to teach? Apply to the PIU Online bachelor’s degree program to begin your journey as an educator. Through our program, prospective teachers can earn an accredited degree online! Our advisory team will walk you through the program step-by-step to ensure success from start to finish.

Why choose PIU Online

The path to a bachelor's degree and teacher certification takes
3 Simple Steps:

1.

APPLY FOR FREE

It takes just minutes to apply. You’ll then schedule an online enrollment session to complete all your application requirements, credit transfers and financial aid requests.

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COMPLETE YOUR COURSEWORK AND GRADUATE

Earn credits for your work as an Instructional Assistant. Finish your bachelor's degree through our virtual classroom. You'll have all the support and educator preparation you will need to succeed.

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COMPLETE TEACHER CERTIFICATION

We guide you through the completion of all requirements to receive your Standard Teaching Certificate.

ADMISSIONS

We measure success by the only metric that matters.
Lives changed, yours and the students you’ll serve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PIU Online accredited?

PIU is nationally accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).  TRACS is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the US Department of Education as an approved accrediting agency. 

Does PIU Online offer financial aid?

PIU is approved to offer federal student aid. You will need to apply for financial aid through FAFSA, which is used to determine your eligibility for aid. PIU Online’s FAFSA school code is 034383. 

How quickly can I finish my degree?

You will be able to accelerate the completion of your degree depending on your effort, the number of courses you are able take, the number of credits you transfer and the number of credits you can earn while working as an Instructional Assistant. 

Do all my existing credits transfer to PIU Online?

We will do a thorough review of all your credits to maximize your transfer credits.  (Transfer Policy). 

Are the courses self-paced?

All courses allow you to accelerate, but we do encourage you to complete each within a typical semester schedule.  We will nurture you through the process so you’ll be confident in your ability to succeed. 

What degree programs are available?

PIU Online is designed specifically for Instructional Assistants and offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Education.  This maximizes the federal funding available for the completion of your bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. 

How do I receive my teacher certification?

Once you enter your last semester of study, you will be able to complete the “Clinical” (aka “Student Teaching”) requirements for certification while working full-time as an instructional assistant.  This is allowed according to a special provision in the Texas Education Ageny’s SBEC Code Chapter 228 Section 35.  Upon completion of the requirements of the Texas Education Agency, you will receive your Texas Standard Teacher Certification.

When can I start classes?

Classes start three times a year at the beginning of each semester (September, January and June).