Frequently Asked Questions
Why take classes with MTI?
Midwest Teachers Institute was designed to provide teachers with an inexpensive way to earn graduate credits for salary enhancement, state re-certification and professional development. By allowing you to choose individual classes, you can decide what content will provide the most meaningful experience for you, your classroom, and your district. By keeping the classes at one of the lowest costs in the country, we allow teachers to improve their teaching repertoire without spending large amounts of money.
Will the classes offered by MTI count towards license renewal or salary advancement?
All of the classes offered by Midwest Teachers Institute are taken for 3 credit hours from Calumet College of St. Joseph which is accredited by NCATE and the Higher Learning Commission, a member of North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800) 621-7440. The College has been approved by the Indiana Professional Standards Board for the training of elementary and secondary teachers and holds membership in a number of state, regional and national educational and professional associations including the Independent Colleges of Indiana, The Indiana Conference of Higher Education, and the National Catholic Educational Association. Make sure to gain district approval from your school prior to signing up for the course(s).
How many classes can I take with MTI?
All students taking graduate courses through Midwest Teachers Institute are limited to the following maximum number of classes/credits for a semester:
2013-2014 Semester Dates
September - December 10th Fall Semester 9 credit hours
January - May 5th Spring Semester 9 credit hours
May 7th-August 12th Summer Semester 12 credit hours
Total maximum for a calendar school year = 30 credit hours
When can I register for distance learning classes?
You can register at anytime for the distance/correspondence courses.
How do I turn my work in to MTI?
In an effort to help the environment and reduce paperwork, MTI is committed to being a Green company by accepting work sent exclusively via email. When sending work via email, make sure that you save the document with the course number followed by your first and last name. Example: Course MTI 534 Raising Expectations sent in by John Smith would be saved as 534JohnSmith to ensure that we are able to identify and open the document. The email address where you send in your completed work is: [email protected].
When and How does MTI grade my work?
Midwest Teachers Institute will begin to process your work within 2-3 business days after receiving your document. The total grade will be determined by adding the points from the following 5 categories:
For Online/Onsite courses, please check the online/onsite syllabi for grading/points.
Text questions 90 points
Quiz questions 20 points
Applications/projects 90 points
Evaluation 100 points
Total 300 points
The grading scale for the final grade is:
100-90% A 300-269 total points
89-80% B 268-239 total points
(Anything resulting in fewer than 239 points will not receive credits.)
For Online courses, please check the online syllabi for grading
What if I receive a grade lower than a B or I forget to turn in part of an assignment?
Should you receive a grade lower than a B for your course, the work will be returned and you will be asked to review and improve any of the assignments except for the multiple choice quiz. Once this is done, you will then resubmit the work. The overall goal is to make sure that you know the content, and to extend your knowledge base. Should you forget to turn in part of an assignment, your work will also be returned, regardless of the overall grade, for you to finish and then resubmit.
How do I pay for my classes?
MTI accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Sorry, we do not accept cash, checks or money orders.
What are the requirements for teaching with MTI?
Since many districts require onsite hours for salary advancement, MTI is constantly looking for qualified instructors in a variety of areas. If you are interested in bringing a class to your area, visit our website at http://www.midwestteachersinstitute.org click on teaching opportunities from our main webpage. The qualifications for consideration are a masters or doctorate degree, 5 years of teaching experience, and experience with the topic you are interested in teaching. You then need to fill out the necessary paperwork included on the teaching opportunities page, including a resume, an application form, and a copy of your teaching certificate. At that point we will evaluate your ability to become one of our independent contractors at MTI.
Who do I contact if I have questions with my course?
If you have any questions you may contact MTI via email at [email protected]. Please include your name, course and specific problem, and our dedicated staff will respond promptly.
What if I need to cancel one of my distance/correspondence courses?
After you receive your course materials and decide you no longer wish to take the course, you may cancel within 30 days from the date of registration. To receive your refund, (minus a $100 cancellation fee) simply email your request to:
[email protected]. We will process your refund in 3 to 5 business days. The textbook is yours to keep. We are not able to offer any refunds for course cancellations after 30 days.
What if I need to cancel an onsite/online course?
To receive a full refund, you must cancel no later than 7 calendar days before the first day of your registered class. To cancel send us an email at [email protected] with your name, course, site location and reason for cancellation. Within 7 days, no refunds will be honored, however you may put your fees towards another class within one calendar year.
How much do the classes cost? See Discounts
The Distance Learning courses are $350 each which includes (3) Accredited Graduate Level credits, textbook and all class materials.
Online courses are $450 each which includes (3) Accredited Graduate Level credits, textbook and access to our LMS (online Learning Management Software). The course is completely online.
Summer Course MTI 599 is $450 each, which includes (3) Accredited Graduate Level credits, and any class textbooks and materials.
*MTI 599 is a UNIQUE course called Teaching Beyond the Textbook where you will be traveling to various educational sites*
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or you may call or fax your questions or comments.