About Us + FAQ’s

Larry Siedow and Siedow Teacher Education has been offering high quality and relevant graduate continuing education courses since 1985. In partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, Larry Siedow has provided stimulating courses to educators throughout the country. Thousands of teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff have benefitted from these courses since 1985. All of the courses offered by Larry Siedow are relevant, practical, and proven to enhance your learning. We offer a wide-variety of courses which are designed with you in mind. Our courses have been extremely popular and your colleagues have strongly supported our program and course offerings. Our goal is to help all educators be more effective in their responsibilities and to increase learning for all students.
Larry Siedow has been a teacher and principal for the past 32 years in the Anoka-Hennepin School District just 15 miles north of the Twin Cities. Anoka-Hennepin is the state's largest school district. He has been coordinating and teaching classes since 1985. He has presented at seminars, workshops, conventions, and in school districts across the country. Mr. Siedow has never left the "real world" of education and has been a strong advocate of continued professional growth for educators. Siedow Teacher Education was founded by Larry Siedow in 1985 and has served thousands of colleagues throughout the years.


Do these courses count toward lane change in my district?

Courses offered by Larry Siedow and Siedow Teacher Education are continuing education graduate credit courses by Colorado State University-Pueblo. The institution is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The credits may be used for license renewal and for lane changes in school districts. Please review your school, district and state requirements for licensure and advancement prior to registering for credit through CSU-Pueblo. Approved courses completed for credit through CSU-Pueblo are denoted as graduate credit through our course numbering system and will appear in the following format on a CSU-Pueblo Transcript:
ED 501 Course Number: Course Subtitle (Professional Development for Teachers)

How many credits is each course worth?

All of our courses are worth 3 semester graduate credits. 3 semester credits is the equivalent of 4 1/2 quarter credits.

Colorado State University-Pueblo allows 6 courses each term. 

How often are the courses offered?

Our courses are offered throughout the year during fall (Sept. 1 - Dec. 15), spring (Jan. 1 - Apr. 15), and summer (May 1 - Aug. 15) semesters. You may register for these classes at any time the semester is open for ordering.

How are grades determined?

Each course has a set of expectations that are outlined in the materials that are sent to you. Students will complete the work necessary to receive a grade of "A or "B".

What are the requirements for the classes?

Each course has a text that contains strategies and techniques that will improve teaching and learning. All of our course texts are current and they reflect the best practices in the field. Students will respond to questions that are designed to promote thought and encourage application to the student's everyday responsibilities. The questions are practical and relevant and are not designed to be papers. The courses typically consist of 10 lessons and a Summary of Learning.

Do groups have to take the same courses to qualify for the group discount?

Group participants do not need to take the same number of courses nor the same courses to qualify for the group discount. When ordering online, groups have 48 hours in which to submit their orders. If groups are mailing in hard copy orders, all orders for the group must be in the same envelope. Once course materials have been mailed for a group, that group is closed. Future orders would require another group to be formed or the order placed as an individual. Please contact us with questions regarding group registrations.

What should I do if I have a question about the course?

Please call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns. Our email address is ste@siedowteachereducation.com. We are always available and will respond as soon as possible. You can reach the STE Office by calling 763-432-9165. Our office hours are 9am-4:30pm CST Monday-Friday. 

How do I receive a grade slip or transcript?

Grades are not sent to you. You can access your grades via your Unofficial Transcript on CSU-Pueblo's website using your Personal Identification number (PID #). Unofficial Transcripts are a printable document.

Courses completed for credit through CSU-Pueblo are denoted as graduate credit through our course numbering system and will appear in the following format on a CSU-Pueblo Transcript:
ED 501 Course Number: Course Subtitle (Professional Development for Teachers)

Official Transcripts can be ordered directly from CSU-Pueblo for a nominal fee.

Are there any additional fees for the courses?

Your tuition and cost of course materials are included in your payment to STE.

Official transcripts can be ordered directly from CSU-Pueblo for a nominal fee.

Why is Siedow Teacher Education (STE) so popular?

We offer practical and relevant courses taught by experts in their various fields. Our courses are designed with the practitioner in mind. All course outcomes are established with the goal of increasing effectiveness and learning. Our program is flexible and considerate of the lifestyles of our students. We take pride in our reasonable tuition rates and the great value our courses provide. We guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with our courses.

How do I get a receipt for payment?

Please keep a copy of your check or credit card records for tax purposes.

When is coursework due?

Fall semester coursework is due no later than December 15. Spring semester coursework is due no later than April 15. Summer semester coursework is due no later than August 15. Work can be submitted at any time throughout the semester by the 15th of any month.

What happens if I am unable to complete my coursework by the semester due date?

We expect that work will be submitted no later than the deadline of the semester for which you have registered. Any work submitted after the semester deadline will incur a late fee and possibly a lower grade. Incomplete work eventually rolls over to a grade of F. It is your responsibility to contact our office to get the details on the fees and grading if work is not going to be submitted by the semester deadline.

When are grades posted?

Grades are posted monthly within 7 business days after the 15th of each month. For example: Grades for work submitted by June 15 will be posted within 7 business days after June 15. Colorado State University-Pueblo allows 6 courses each term. 

I see an Incomplete on my transcript. What does that mean?
An incomplete (IN) on your transcript within a current semester means that your grade has not yet been posted. CSU-Pueblo's on-campus semesters often end before the STE semesters end. Once the on-campus semester ends, any student on a CSU-Pueblo roster for that semester without a grade posted is converted to an IN until a grade has been posted.
An IN on your transcript for a previous semester usually means that we have not yet received your work. If this is your situation, please contact us at 763-432-9165 or email us at ste@siedowteachereducation.com so we can discuss.
What if I need to cancel a course?

A $40 per course cancellation fee applies if you cancel within three weeks of STE  receiving your request and payment. After three weeks, there will be no refunds. Please contact us (STE) if you need to cancel a course.

Do the courses meet Higher Learning Commission learning outcomes and contact hours?

Yes, all courses meet learning outcome and contact hour requirements and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. See graph.