just accepted to graduate school

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    I have just recently been accepted to graduate school. I will be studying to earn my Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. The entire program is online, that way I can still teach full time (who could afford it any other way :) ?) I have to take 13 courses over all in order to get my degree. I want to hopefully finish up by next August, which gives me the fall and spring semesters as well as two summer sessions. I am currently registered for one class but am curious as to how many classes I should sign up for, given that I will be working as well as going to school. Is there anyone out there that has been through this and can help me out?
    Thanks!
     
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    Congrats on getting accepted! What is the school you are getting your Master's through? I got my Master's online through Walden University and it was in Instructional Technology as well! I LOVED my program. I took two classes a semester, but the way Walden did it was to have one class for the first half of the semester and the other class for the second half of the semester. That was sooo nice because I really was only taking one class at a time. I wouldn't advise you to take any more than 2 per semester. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks! I'll be getting my degree from East Carolina University. Thanks for your help!
     
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    I think it all depends on your motivation, organization, and personal life. I know that when I went back to get my MA in Education, I did it in 3 years because I did not have any family commitments (husband, children).

    When I started the graduate school, I was a teacher's aide for the 1st year so I took 2 classes a semester (fall, spring) and in the summer. During the second year of the MA, I got a teaching job (1st year) and only took 1 class a semester (fall, spring) and 2 in the summer. The last year I took 1 class a semester and finished in the Spring.

    I would talk to a professor or your advisor and ask their opinion on what is reasonable. Good luck with you decision.
     
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    Congrats!

    I applied there too, but decided against it as they told me you do have to come to campus for two of the classes. I live about 1 1/2 hours away and even at once a week, it would have been too much.

    I'm going to go to UNCW and will be taking two classes a semester also. It will take me two full years. :eek:

    Sounds like they have a great program though! Good luck! :)
     
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    You have to go to campus if you take online courses at Walden?
     
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    I don't know about Walden. I was talking about ECU.

    However, I think the interaction with the professors and fellow students is a good thing. "I'm" not a big online person.
     
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    When I did my program I decided to go to school 1/2 time, that way I qualified for financial aid. 1/2 time at my school was 4 credits, which was 2 classes. That was enough with working full time & having a family.
     
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    I work full time, and I take 2 classes a semester online through Sam Houston State University. If you want to finish in two years, it's really the only way you can do it, you know?
     
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    I've taken two classes per semester for grad school, but it was a lot for me and I was totally burnt out by the end of the year. I'm only taking one each semester now, but I only have 2 left till my masters degree!! My school isn't online...but my boyfriend goes to school online and he has about the same amount of work as me.
     
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    I also did an online Master's Program with Brenau University in Georgia. At the time I had a child < 1. It worked out AWESOME and am thinking about doing my specialist online as well. I was able to do work etc while she was asleep and didn't have to spend the time sitting in a lecture or driving to and from class. I did it in 14 months taking up to 4 classes a term. It was well worth it!!!
     

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