Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by ksrunner, Nov 19, 2014.
Nov 19, 2014
Current student studying Early Childhood and very curious because I feel like i'm very very behind.
Four years exactly. I took unnecessary classes though because they sounded fun (I'm weird), so I went in the summer too.
I took 6 years. One quarter of hardship withdrawal (personal reasons...but I rattled off tons of 4.0s after that...so I'm glad I did it), and then the fact that I was doing a mix of a BS in Mathematics, my K-8 teaching program, and a K-12 mathematics endorsement, which naturally pushed it a bit longer.
5 years with summer classes. I switched from Early Childhood to Elementary halfway through and it added a year...
5 1/2 years - it's the average for my college's education program, unless you take winter & summer classes, as they schedule necessary pre-reqs for student teaching at the same time, and only one of each course is scheduled a semester.
I took five years. I only went to summer school once. I took the minimum hours per semester and changed majors twice
Five years, if you count the semester course hours I had before I graduated HS.
I had to work full time and I also took a lot of personal fulfillment classes, just for kicks. Had I not taken those classes I probably would have taken just under four years to complete.
Three years, with a double major in History and Economics.
4 years. I actually took more classes, because first I got my Associate's and then transferred, and also did all the coursework for a TESL certificate but never went through the whole thing .
My first semester I only took 1 class because I wasn't even committed to college yet, and then in the summer I took another one. Even then it took me 4 years total because I took summer classes and quite a few semesters I overloaded with units.
3 1/2 years. I took some fun bull classes but also went during the summer. NOW it took me 3 1/2 years to get my masters. I only took one class a semester except my last semester- I took 2.
I changed majors twice or it would have been less.
5 years going fall, winter, and spring. Never summer. I had a crappy adviser that told me to take 12 credit hours my freshman year. I didn't realize it was possible to take more. They also had me take classes that I didn't need. I ended up with an extra semester worth of credits. I should have finished in four.
I took four years but my husband took fifteen because he was running his own business and going to school part-time.
5 1/2 LONG years
--no summer classes
--advised to take the wrong classes
--couldn't take more than the minimum for full time some semester
BUT! I made it
Ask others and do research on the best path and classes to take. I was advised wrong before I transferred and ended up with extra classes, I had to pay a fine for having too many hours when I graduated!
4 years. Would have been 3, because I went into college with 30 credits, but I changed majors a pretty jaw-dropping 10 times.
4 years to complete my B.A. and my B.Ed concurrently.
4 years. My program was 4 1/2 years and I changed majors after my first semester. I was only able to graduate in 4 years because of going every summer and pretty much taking the maximum number of credit hours I could each semester.
Nov 20, 2014
I did it in 3 because I liked summer classes, but when my son went to college, I urged him to take his time, really explore all that being at college had to offer, and take courses that intrigued even if out of the major. He took 5. I missed school so much once I was out that within a year I was in grad school. I would take the scenic, longer route if I could have a do-over!
4 years, no summer school.
I completely understand!!! I went straight to grad school after undergrad and even seven years later, I still miss being in the classroom and learning. I wish I could afford to be a full-time student again.
Took me 8 years from when I first enrolled as a freshman to when I graduated, but only the first year was full time. The rest of the time I was either not taking classes or only taking them part-time and working. So glad to be done, though!
I do like taking a course at a time now, but sometimes it gets tiring with a full time job. I do use a lot of the online courses to explore subjects, concepts, that I will never study in great detail, but do interest me. I'm over 60 graduate credits now, and I do STILL love school. My folks said education was the one thing no one could ever take away from you, and I guess that stuck with me.
10 years. I had to work full-time to pay for part-time school for many years. I also switched majors many times, and attended 6 different colleges during those 10 years. I also dropped out entirely for 2 years to move to Europe.
I always tell my students that I'm the poster child for "It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you get it done."
4 years with a BS in business
My ed degree is a MS Ed for which I took two or three classes at a time
2007 -- I took a semester of general education here; another semester of pre-nursing there; withdrew from an university for a semester; decided to take a couple semesters at a nearby community college instead; transferred to a different university when it was clear I wanted a bachelors; changed my major to secondary education; graduated summa cum laude in 2013.
4 years with no summer classes, which seemed pretty typical for my classmates as well. My sped endorsement took up most of one semester (12 credit hours) and I also fit in a minor in Spanish (20 credit hours) an still had no problems finishing on time. However, out here people seem to take longer- I don't know if it's that CO is more "relaxed" or what, haha. When I started teaching people would ask how old I was and every time they'd say, "What? How can you possibly only be 22? How long were you in college? " Very few people that I talked to finished in four years and they thought it was strange that I did.
Nov 21, 2014
I may win this one. Twelve years. I had no business being in college after high school and basically squandered it. I didn't have parents paying for my education so I went to work full time and did one or two classes at a time at night at community college, trying to find an interest worth pursuing. Then I got my early childhood credits so I could teach pre-school. I finally decided on a direction and went back full time for about two years, including summers and got my BA. I have a lot of excess credits, but I kept plugging away and finally finished. Then five years after that I went back and got my teaching credential. It takes as long as it takes.
Nov 27, 2014
I started January 19,2000 and finished my undergrad in the summer of 2004. I went every chance I got and took as many classes as I could. At one point I took 19 hours and was going to school 6 days a week. I did have to take a semester off when I got pregnant and had some complications. My Masters I started in Aug of 2004 and finished up December 2005.
Nov 28, 2014
5 years...working while going to college slowed me down a bit.
I took 4 years. I don't think I could have stretched it out longer because the scholarship that the school gave me specified that it was for only 4 years. There's no way I would have been able to afford the very high tuition for longer than that since it was a private college. I think i'd do it the same way over again since 4 years seemed the right amount of time for me.
Dec 2, 2014
5 years. I changed my major 4 times. I began at a JC then transferred to a CSU, then transferred out of state because tuition kept going up and pre-reqs kept getting cancelled and I was wasting time taking filler classes.
I took my first college class when I was 23.
I was finally awarded my BA when I was 30.
That would be seven years, except that I got out of the Air Force when I was 25.
Then I got called back in when my reserve unit was called up for what would have been my senior year during the Gulf War. I was 28. So my actual time as a student was around 4 and a half years.
Dec 6, 2014
4.5 years. I changed majors one semester.
Dec 7, 2014
3.5 years while working two jobs. Completely burned me out.
11 years. In school for 2.5 years, left and worked for 6, returned and finished in another 2.5.
Received my B.A. in English in four years right out of high school as a traditional student living on campus. No summer classes due to expense. Worked for a year and became interested in Computer Science and so went back to school and six years later received my B.S. I lived with my parents and commuted and worked full time every other semester through the school's Co-Op education program.
Dec 9, 2014
12 years. 10 years to get an AA, and two years to finish my upper division coursework. I worked an average of 60 hours a week while going through school, and the truth is, I wasn't all that serious about school until I transferred to the University. I lived on my own, and paid my own way. I changed schools several times, and changed majors just as many times. I took lots of classes I didn't need, but wanted to take because they sounded interesting.
Dec 12, 2014
It took me four years. I probably could have finished sooner, but I had a terrible advisor during my first three years of college.
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