In 1988 the University of Scranton was founded under the name of Saint Thomas College by the the first bishop of Scranton. Currently the university has over 38 thousand graduates and more than 4,000 currently enrolled. The school is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education also gives full accreditation to The College of Graduate and Continuing Education.
Distance learning courses are taught using state-of-the-art e-learning tools. Students can study in a virtual environment that is convenient to them and won’t disrupt their career or cause travel expenses or hassles. Student interaction, close instructor relationships, and virtual classrooms are all key parts of a quality distance learning experience.
Video lectures are given in a live streaming format and are also available on CD-ROM. Each lecture can be paused or rewound for better understanding. There are message boards for all students which are a great place to find support from fellow students and staff. There are also chat rooms for live interaction and discussion. Students are also provided with a program representative who can assist them with registration and ordering materials.
The University of Scranton offers graduate degrees in education distance learning programs which will equip certified teachers to better serve their students and improve student’s learning experiences. The courses focus on practical application of the skills taught. There will be projects and reports involved with the student’s career designed to keep the focus on valuable tools that can be used immediately.
The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction distance learning program is geared towards teachers who want to see an improvement in their effectiveness of instruction along with further their career. This program has 12 courses that are required that amounts to thirty six credit hours. It can be completed in as little as 14 months.
The Master of Science in Educational Administration is for teachers who are interested in expanding their expertise to include leadership positions within the educational institution. This distance learning program is made up of 13 required courses which equate to thirty nine credit hours. It can be completed in as little as 18 months.
The distance learning programs offer the same prestige as classes taught in a seated environment. The only difference is the means of which the class is observed. With around the clock technical support, students can be confident in their choice to partake in the University of Scranton’s distance learning programs.