Educating for Life
The TEL Difference
TEL Education is a nonprofit, missional organization that partners with accredited institutions and training organizations to deliver affordable college education to everyone in the U.S.
Our goal requires excellence in course design, instruction and support, technology, and our relationships with the people we serve.
From our turnkey business model to our course platform, our solutions are easy to implement and easy to use—for partners, parents, and students.
For Higher Ed
Our all-inclusive program—curriculum, instruction, technology, and support—allows accredited colleges and universities to deliver affordable and high quality online general education courses. These courses can also be used to enhance current dual-credit initiatives or launch new collegiate academy programs to expand enrollment funnels and create strong partnerships with local communities.
For High School
TEL’s dual-credit courses and collegiate academy programs provide an engaging and affordable pathway for high school students to begin their college journey. We support flexible scheduling, both online and blended instructional delivery, and an enrollment minimum of one student.
TEL provides a broad range of highly engineered, online general education courses. Our team of learning engineers uses proven best practices along with internal research based on TEL user experience and feedback to create innovative courses that promote demonstrable, evidence-based learning.
“We feel that ENGL 1303 [Language and Composition] was so well-written that we will count it for both Comp 1 and Comp 2 at OKWU.”
Dalene Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Provost, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma Wesleyan University
“TEL has enabled many of our students to experience concurrent college enrollment when before they never had a hope of being able to afford college or travel to college. Many of our concurrent TEL students are first generation college students and graduating high school with college hours encourages them to continue on to reach their dreams.”
Sandra Powell, Graduation Coach, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy
The Bookmark is our collection of noteworthy resources.
How to Get Students Back in Dual Enrollment
Dual credit courses are good for students. There are the obvious reasons: dual credit in high school is much cheaper than taking that course in college. Taking a few courses in high school means students get through their degree program faster, which also decreases...
Education Futures Podcast 28: Meeting Changing Market Needs with Dr. Sada Knowles
Dr. Sada Knowles believes in education. That’s why she’s working to change it. As the Dean of the New College at Oklahoma Christian University, Dr. Knowles is helping to meet the needs of all students, from high school students wanting to get started on college early...
The Impact of Affordability
A critical focus at TEL Education is the importance of supporting demonstrable equity in education. For us, this means ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to receive high-quality learning aligned to the same baseline outcomes and providing opportunities for...