Unit School District 5: Save Big with Groups

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.

McLean County Unit District No. 5 Teachers

Join the Unit 5 Group and save big on your continuing education courses! The current group code for the 2023-2024 school year is: GRP-236676-20503. This group code is active now until November 22nd. While you do not have to use a group code to sign up for classes, using one allows the opportunity to get discounts on the classes you already plan to take.


Your Group Leader is Angela Edwards – if you have questions, please contact her at [email protected].
You can access the
Unit 5 Preapproval Form here.

Group Code: GRP-236676-20503

This group code is valid through 11/22/2023 at 9pm CST

The Bigger Your Group,
the Greater Your Savings


Save $70 Per Course

Group Size: 3-5


Save $90 Per Course
earn a free 1-credit course*

Group Size: 6-9


Save $105 Per Course
earn a free 1-credit course*

Group Size: 10-19

Extra Large

Save $115 Per Course
earn a free 1-credit course*

Group Size: 20+

*Group discounts cannot be combined with other offers and bundles. Group discounts are not available on Hybrid/Blended Learning and Fast Track Courses.

The Benefits

Maximize Discounts & Flexibility

Plan ahead to increase your savings by registering for multiple courses, up to 30 credits, in available terms. Pay-As-You-Learn payment plan option available when you register for 3 or more courses with select partners.

A Free Course

Each group member in a qualifying group of six or more will earn a free 1-credit-course* (a $275 value). Select from two available 1-credit courses following the group close date.

Group Code: GRP-236676-20503

This group code is valid through 11/22/2023 at 9pm CST

Get Your Group Going

How it Works

Our group discounts start when 3 or more people register with the same unique code. Get your group growing now. Anyone, anywhere can join the group – so cast the net wide.

Gather Your Colleagues

You don’t have to go it alone. When you gather a group, you’ll get discounts on your courses. More than that: you’ll have a built-in support system as you complete your courses.

Choose Your Own Courses

Choose your courses based on what's most enticing to you. Group members are not required to take the same courses in order to register together.

Purchase & Save

Register any time within the 21-day group sign-up window using your group code at checkout. Pay 50% of the course price up front and your final group discount and remaining balance will process when the 21-day window closes.

Pay As You Learn

This option is available to learners who register for 3 (or more) group eligible courses. A $99 initial charge along with a $35 payment plan processing fee will be charged. The outstanding balance of your order (based on your final closing group size), will be divided equally across 11 monthly payments. The first installment of your monthly payment will begin one month from your order date.

Did Someone Say Free Credits?

When you gather a group of six or more, you’ll earn a free 1-credit course in partnership with our friends at American College of Education. Once your group closes, you’ll receive an email explaining how to access your free 1-credit course.

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Please Note: All eligible group members will receive an email, 7-14 days after group close. This email will indicate current course offerings as well as a registration form to complete. To take advantage of this free course offer, please wait until you’ve received your Free Course email to register.

*This offer is valid for up to 3 months from your original group registration date-offer will expire 3 months after the date of purchase provided on your Teaching Channel group order receipt. This offer is in partnership with American College of Education – University Partner substitutions are not available. Your free 1-credit course is linked to your name only and not transferable to colleagues and friends. This offer is valid for the above listed courses only – course substitutions are not available. Coursework must be completed by the session due date of the session selected upon redemption. The free 1-credit course incentive is contingent upon your completed group registration. One free 1-credit course per unique group code. Individuals may redeem one free course in a 30 day window. If your group order is cancelled within 30 days, the free 1-credit course offer is null and void. Teaching Channel Session credit limits apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge a one-stop shop for teacher learning and development. It is an online platform to take classes for salary advancement, relicensure, and/or obtaining a master’s degree. There are hundreds of courses to choose from. They also offer many free resources for teachers in their new K12 Hub.

No! You can take whatever classes you want/need to. They have a wide variety, so go online and check them out!

There is a google form to complete on the district website (For Staff, Professional Development, Graduate Coursework) to complete for class approval. Unit 5 will send out emails at the start of each semester about movement on the salary schedule.

Yes, give the code to anyone who is interested! Just have them get in touch with me so I can make sure they get future emails.

The Unit 5 group usually gets the maximum discount, which is $115 per course (20 or more people must register for a course to get this discount). If you want to see the full group discount breakdown, you can click here. When you register, you will pay 50% of your registration fee. After the group closes and they know what the group discount is, they will apply the group discount to your remaining balance.

Yes, they are! Groups of 6 or more members will qualify to receive a free 1-credit course from Teaching Channel.

If you are using the credits for your teaching license, you will need to pick a university in Illinois (Roosevelt University or Greenville University). If you are not using it for your teaching license, you can pick whichever university is the cheapest.

When checking out there will be a place to put in your group code. DO NOT put it in the promo code box, it will not work.