Approved Institutions

  • NCATE Institutions
    To review a list of all NCATE-approved institutions, visit: www.ncate.org


    Online Courses
    If the course is an online course, it goes through a second review to ensure that credits are being offered by the institution – and not a third-party provider –and are of appropriate rigor. More information: www.ncate.org


    Non-NCATE Institutions
    In addition, the following Non-NCATE institutions have been approved for tuition reimbursement and horizontal column movement: 

    • Albright College

    • Alvernia University

    • American Public University

    • Arcadia University

    • Cabrini College

    • Cairn University

    • Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Social Worker Only)

    • Florida Institute of Technology (Applied Behavior Analysis Only)

    • Holy Family 

    • Southern New Hampshire University

    • St. Joseph’s University

    • University of Pittsburgh

    • University of Scranton

    • Wilkes University

    List last updated: June 12, 2017

Contact

  • Linda Pelker
    District HR Specialist (Professional Staff)
    484-258-7011

Tuition Reimbursement

  • The RSD tuition reimbursement form is mandatory when applying for tuition reimbursement.  Additional forms, required by a university, do not grant you entrance into the RSD tuition reimbursement program. This form is for courses taken between September 1st and August 31st of each academic year.

    Pre-approval is required. Before enrolling in the class, submit the completed tuition reimbursement form, along with a copy of the course description, to the Human Resources Department.  A copy of the tuition reimbursement form will be returned showing whether your request is approved or denied.  You may then enroll in the class.

    After completing the course, send a grade report and receipt showing you made payment/partial payment towards the class.  Deadline to submit documents is November 15.

    The maximum reimbursement is $450.00 per credit and the maximum number of credits per academic year is nine (9).

    Note:  The actual amount to be paid is contingent upon the total requests received from the bargaining unit.  Reimbursement will not be paid for courses that were not pre-approved by the Director of Human Resources or failure to submit all completed paperwork by the deadline.  If the employee leaves the school district within one (1) year after issuance of the tuition reimbursement check, he/she must reimburse the employer within ninety (90) days of his/her resignation.  The last paycheck issued to the employee shall be retained by the RSD toward the reimbursement.

    Additional information may be found on pages 19/20 of the CBA.