Performance Learning Systems


Take Courses to Renew Your Teaching License


Earn Credit Toward a Master’s Degree


Valparaiso University’s Graduate School and Department of Continuing Education now offers educators the opportunity take courses online to renew their Indiana, Missouri or Ohio teaching licenses through a partnership with Performance Learning Systems (PLS), an organization dedicated to helping educators become more effective in the art of teaching through specialized graduate courses. We welcome teachers from all over the U.S., but advise these teachers to check with their state board of licensure to ensure these courses are acceptable for relicensure in their specific state. All courses, as well as the instructors who teach them, have been approved by Valparaiso University’s Department of Education. Valparaiso University is accredited by the following:
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
To apply, complete the following quick and easy steps: Then: 
  • Print and have the employment verification* signed by the appropriate person,
  • Print out copy of teachers license*

*Please forward these last two documents to Valparaiso University only after completing the electronic application. Your employment verification and copy of teaching license can either be scanned and emailed to or mailed to the following address:

     Valparaiso University

     Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall Room 114

     1700 Chapel Drive

     Valparaiso, IN 46383

Please be advised that release of transcripts may be delayed if all required paperwork has not been received by the Graduate Office at Valparaiso University.


To see a list of courses being offered now, click here.


Any questions regarding the application process or course information can be directed to Dr. Del Gillispie at  219.464.5077 or by email at


Educators who earn Valparaiso University graduate credits through PLS may apply up to 12 credits toward select graduate degree programs at Valparaiso University. These credits may not apply to license renewal in states other than Indiana. Please check your states policies. For more information on earning a Master’s degree from Valparaiso University, please contact Jennifer Guziewicz by calling 219.464.5313 or via email at