JRL Enterprises and Northcentral University Online Partnership Allows Math Educators to Obtain CEUs, Common Core Prep, and Graduate Credit through the NEA Academy

NEA members can earn credit toward a graduate degree online while meeting their continuing education requirements and preparing for math-centric Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Jan 29, 2013, 10:45 ET from JRL Enterprises

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JRL Enterprises is proud to announce its new partnership with the NEA Academy and Northcentral University to offer a bold new collection of three math courses designed to help prepare educators for the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math. JRL Enterprises' scientifically proven I CAN Learn® Math Program offers graduate-level professional development courses that focus on math content as well as pedagogy.  Through the NEA Academy's online gateway, members can participate in these high-quality continuing education courses. Upon completion of the 4-week I CAN Learn® Courseware section, teachers have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit towards a degree at NCU.

"We are excited about this new partnership. Our proven math content instruction, coupled with NCU's one-to-one, 100 percent doctoral faculty, will ensure that each graduate credit earned will better prepare members to teach the appropriate grade level progressions as required by the new Common Core State Standards for math," stated John Lee, president and founder of the I CAN Learn® Program. This program recently earned the highest rating of "Positive Effects" from the U.S. Dept. of Education's What Works Clearinghouse and was noted as an effective way to train "Highly Effective Teachers" per an independent, peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers from Princeton University.

"These courses are designed to prepare educators in the knowledge and skills students need in order to be successful by grade level," notes Dr. Cindy K. Guillaume, dean, School of Education, Northcentral University. "Our responsibility is to train educators to make an impact in the classroom and increase student performance."

The I CAN Learn® Program is a full-curriculum mathematics software solution that is currently used in hundreds of schools and colleges nationwide. This self-paced, mastery-based instructional technology is fully aligned to Common Core State Standards for math studies from 5th grade through Algebra, and allows for effective differentiated instruction in a positive learning environment. Over 17 years of scientifically based evidence underscores the success educators and students have achieved with this program.

For more information about the I CAN Learn® Program courses offered through the NEA Academy, please visit: http://www.neaacademy.org/courseproviders

About JRL Enterprises, Inc. & the I CAN Learn Program
JRL Enterprises, Inc. is a private provider of the I CAN Learn® Program, a full curriculum software and data-tracking system designed to help students and teachers improve their understanding of mathematics principles and practice. A goal of the I CAN Learn® Program is to make math teachers more confident and more effective in the classroom. I CAN Learn® professional development workshops give teachers the opportunity to strengthen math content knowledge and gain new teaching strategies and methodologies.  For more information, visit: www.icanlearn.com

About Northcentral University
Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is an accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving adult students globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology as well as marriage and family therapy. Degree programs are customized to meet each student's goals and interests. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU's 100 percent doctoral faculty. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE.

About the NEA & the NEA Academy
The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing three million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. The NEA Academy is the professional learning group created to support the continuing professional development requirements of educators with the highest quality online programs.

The NEA Academy's collection of heavily peer-reviewed, high-quality, online education courses, degree programs, and resources are provided to NEA members at a discounted rate and delivered through select nationwide education partners. The NEA Academy is focused on meeting the budget, scheduling, and lifetime learning needs for all NEA members.

For more information, please visit: www.neaacademy.org

Vincent Melerine

SOURCE JRL Enterprises