Need to find a college class

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  1. FarFromHome

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    I need to take a 2-3 credit college class to reactivate my teaching certificate in my home state. The requirements just say that it should be relevant to my teaching and should not be a repeat of a class I've already taken.

    Does anyone know where I could take a cheap, fast class? Online or correspondence classes are fine (from an accredited college or university). I would probably prefer a 2 credit class because of how busy I am. And I would be looking for a class relevant to Elementary Education (general, not music).

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!
     
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  3. BumbleB

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    I've heard really good things about Walden University. Many of my coworkers have done classes through them and were very impressed. One of my colleagues even took a class taught by Robert Marzano. Although it's not your "typical" university, I do think their course catalog is impressive and they've done a good job of recruiting experts in the field to instruct.
     
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    Does the University of Hawaii offer anything online? You might qualify for in state rates.
     
  5. FarFromHome

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    Thanks BumbleB and agdamity! I will look up Walden classes. I actually have a friend who just started teaching at the University of Hawaii this year, so I will try to check with her about classes. I wasn't sure how easy it would be to just take one class.
     
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    I have never looked into them, but several people I know have mentioned enhancement courses.com.
     
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    Check out Chaminade University of Honolulu, thats where I took classes when i was teaching on Oahu
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    I took classes through Learner's Edge, Inc. and received graduate credit from North Dakota State University, which is NCATE accredited. It was very affordable and helped me renew my teaching certification a couple years ago.

    Their website says it is $385 for a three credit hour course. Not bad, I think! That includes the textbooks you need.
     
  10. Mrs. K.

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    University of San Diego has a nice selection of distance courses.
     
  11. FarFromHome

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    I appreciate all of the suggestions!

    I've been working on National Board Certification and will find out if I passed in November or December. If I pass, do you think this might be accepted instead of a class? I'll have to call and ask next week.

    They actually said I can get hired with the expired certification (getting hired will reactivate it), but I want to make sure I have the best chance of getting a job!
     
  12. Missy

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    In Ohio National Board is not grad hours, but might count toward CEUs. You need 6 semester hours or 180 hours to renew here.

    Check with your local professional development committee.
     

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