Masters online???

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  1. teacher girl

    teacher girl Comrade

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    I am trying to get a masters in education and was thinking of an online degree. Which do you recommend? and which are cheaper? I've heard of University of Phoenix but are there any others?
     
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    I'd recommend that you look at your local universities and find out if they offer an online version of the program you're looking for. Many colleges these days do that. It's usually a lot cheaper than going with an online-only, for-profit school.
     
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    Research it out & go for it! My brick & morter school, a California State Univ has this completely online & very competitive 3-yr grad program that I'm a student in right now (not for education though).
     
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    Virginia Tech has a few great online programs. If you are a Virginia teacher, you also get 40% off tuition.
     
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    I'm pondering University of Phoenix as well. If it helps your research, it's about $1700 a class.
     
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    I'm in Virginia......how do you get 40% off tuition?

    Thanks
     
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    The school of education and bursars office at Virginia Tech handle the paperwork. You must be teaching full-time.
     
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    Thank you I will look into that and pass that information along to others.
     
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    You literally have thousands of opportunities online! I almost felt overwhelmed looking for a program that worked for me! I just finished my program though Walden University and thoroughly enjoyed it!
     
  11. timsterino

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    I would say try the brick and morter state schools first. Many of them have online only programs, are way cheaper AND are looked at with a little more respect (to be honest). Be careful not to sign up with one of the online diploma mills. I am not saying they all are but many are.
     
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    I agree.

    The tie-in to a brick and mortar school would be a huge help with the credibility issue.
     
  13. GlendaLL

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    The University of Cincinnati has a big program for online students. They call it "distance learning," if you want to search their website.

    UC is the second largest state college in Ohio.
    www.uc.edu
     

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