I say "propio" tongue-in-check since that isn't a North American term, but it appears the setup is similar: https://www.midwestteachersinstitute.org/ They are using very similar terms like what we've seen used outside North America with top-up and propio programs in the UK and EU respectively. Words like "University accredited" to denote being "accredited" by one or more parent schools rather than an accrediting organization: "MTI is a national provider of inexpensive and university-accredited K-12 teacher professional development for salary advancement, state re-certification, and continuing education credits." I'm not sure how they're justifying the use of the words "nationally accredited": "Nationally and Regionally Accredited through Colorado State University-Pueblo, these degrees are the most affordable, convenient, and unique program available, ANYWHERE!" https://www.midwestteachersinstitute.org/masters-degree/ If I'm understanding this correctly (and correct me if I'm wrong), you take the courses with this school, and you get a degree from one of the accredited parent schools they have partnerships with. *Note: No, I'm not looking to enroll here.