PBS TeacherLine FAQ

1. How much is tuition for PBS TeacherLine courses?

SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY’s graduate tuition is $75 per credit hour. This is in addition to the regular PBS TeacherLine course fees.

2. What is the Refund Policy for PBS Teacherline courses?

Refunds will only be granted if you notify Jane Rainwater of your withdrawal at jrainwater@sierranevada.edu before 5:00 pm on the first day of class. Your bill must be paid in full to receive an official transcript from SNU.

3. Can I enroll for graduate credit after the PBS course has ended?

If you have successfully completed a PBS Teacherline course, you can register to receive graduate credit through SNU for up to 18 months after the start date of the course.


Yes, SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY, founded in 1969, is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

5. Can I transfer SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY credits to my graduate program at another institution?

Degree program requirements can vary significantly from one institution to another. If you have any questions about whether credits will transfer, we encourage you to check with the program advisor at your institution before enrolling.

6. How many credits earned through PBS TeacherLine can I transfer to my graduate program?

Again, each graduate program has different requirements, so please check with your program advisor for the transferability of PBS TeacherLine courses.

7. How will my transcript record these PBS TeacherLine credits?

Your official transcript from SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY will show PED (Professional Education Development) followed by the specific course number and name.

8. Will I receive a letter grade for the credits?

Yes, credits earned through SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY for PBS TeacherLine courses are only evaluated on a letter grade basis.

9. When will the grades be posted to my transcript?

Please allow at least 14 business days for your grades to be posted to your transcript. SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY will not mail a grade report to you; however, you can print an unofficial transcript from the SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SNCSIS) system free of charge or order an official transcript from SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY for a fee.

10. How do I get an official transcript from SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY?

Official transcripts are $10 each and can be ordered online using any major credit card. Click here for instructions on how to order an official SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY transcript.

11. What are the PBS Teacherline Course terms?

Information about course schedules and offerings is at pbs.org/teacherline/