The University’s commitment to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission precludes any student graduating from a University degree program in less than one year. Students may take as long as five years to complete the Program.
Each state has its own set of criteria for the issuance and renewal of credentials. Prospective students interested in the credential process should check with the Credential Commission within their State’s Department of Education for detailed information before enrollment. The University will assist students in providing any reasonable information that may be required in the credential process. The Program is designed to service a national market and does not purport to provide licensure, credential certification or salary advancement in any particular state and/or school district. Applicants interested in licensure, credential certification and/or salary advancement are encouraged to contact the relevant licensing body(ies) and their respective human resources department before enrollment.
Salary credits are generally a result of labor agreements in place between a school district and professional associations such as teacher groups. The agreements sometimes delineate eligible coursework and/or institutions where they can be taken. Past experience has shown that the great majority of districts will allow salary credit if you complete coursework at the University. Additionally, many school districts award salary credit on a case-by-case basis. The University will assist you in your efforts in applying for salary credit and will supply you or your school district with any reasonable documentation. Applicants interested in licensure, credential certification and/or salary advancement are encouraged to contact the relevant licensing body(ies) and their respective human resources department before enrollment.
No. Students are enrolled on a Semester basis, which normally includes three courses. However, a student who elects not to continue the Program after the completion of a Semester has no financial obligation to the University beyond the current Semester.
The Program emphasizes real world experience in educational settings. Therefore, those with related experience will find the coursework very relevant. Without such experience, students may find it more difficult to relate the coursework to their professional settings.
No. Each Semester must generally be completed in not less than 16 weeks nor more than 24 weeks. However, completion of assignments within this time period is at the discretion of the student. There are no assignments that must be submitted on a weekly or monthly schedule and students may take time off between Semesters. However, except in special circumstances, the degree program must be completed within five years from the date of matriculation.
The University maintains open enrollment throughout the year. After receipt of a complete Application for Admission, approved applicants are sent enrollment materials for their review and signature. If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, an Enrollment Commitment form will be prepared and sent to the applicant. At the time the commitment material and the $100.00 commitment fee are received by the Admissions Office, a formal Enrollment Agreement will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature.Should the Admissions Office have any questions, the applicant will be contacted. Applications are reviewed weekly and most students commence study within one month from the date of application. Semesters start on the 15th of each month.