Non-traditional education: an important option for changing times.Selecting a Non-Traditional Degree Program
This article is the last of a series of four articles on nontraditional education. It considers how to evaluate a program of study and concludes with a listing of universities offering reliable non-traditional programs which I would recommend based on my research in this area. Please note that the schools listed are not the only ones out there, and there are likely several good schools which my research did not consider. The discussion below which considers how to select a degree program should be undertaken for every school a reader may be considering regardless of who recommends them.
Program choices range from the relatively inexpensive to the very expensive. Within this range of costs are both programs offered through accredited accredited
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The following guidelines should assist potential students in determining which program is a match to your current situation.
1. As emphasized above, determine what you may wish to do in the longer term and how your education will fit into the picture.
2. If you are currently employed and seeking a degree program for development and possible promotion, speak to your supervisor and your personnel department to help you define the type of training to which the company or organization will respond favourably. Show them the information relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc a few programs you are considering (both accredited and unaccredited) and obtain their views. If you are unemployed, consider what career path you wish to follow and speak to people who are already doing the job to determine what program is optimal.
3. Determine how much money you can realistically afford to apply to your studies, and determine whether your company will reimburse you for tuition and related costs.
4. Research the institutions that you are considering carefully. This can be accomplished through a number of steps:
Obtain a copy of a book which has researched a number of schools and determine whether any previous research and history exists on the schools you are considering. One of the most comprehensive guides on the market today is "Bear's Guide to Earning College Degrees Non-Traditionally" by Dr. John Dr. John (also Dr. John Creaux) is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (born November 21, 1940), a colorful pianist, singer, and songwriter, whose music spans, and often combines, blues, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. Bear. This 300-page book provides details of well over one hundred schools offering non-tradition degree programs and is available for a nominal cost by writing C&B Publishing, P.O. Box 826, Benicia, California Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. It was the first city in California to be founded by Anglo-Americans, and briefly served as the state capital for six months. The population was 26,865 at the 2000 census. , USA 94510.
* Obtain full details on programs directly from the institution and take the time to telephone and speak to an admissions counsellor.
* Check out the institution with a government agency. Almost every state in the U.S.A. has an agency responsible for overseeing higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. . These agencies can provide information on the legality of an institution and/or its right to award degrees. In the United Kingdom, the body responsible for this type of inquiry is the Department of Education and Science Department of Education and Science refers to two current and former government departments.
* Check out the school yourself by visiting the campus, if possible. In discussing your plans with the school, a number of key questions should be asked including the number of students enrolled, the size of the faculty, acceptability of the degree, the school's legal status, and the number of degrees awarded in the past year. You may also ask to be put in touch with some recent graduates. Don't rely exclusively on slick glossy brochures - do some research!
For readers who are interested in pursuing degree-level non-traditional study, the following are some reliable programs which potential candidates may wish to investigate and consider further (all the programs listed are accredited):
The University of the State of New York Not to be confused with State University of New York.
The University of the State of New York (acronym: USNY; usual IPA pronunciation: ['juzniː] Regents College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York For other uses, see Albany.
Albany is the capital of the State of New York and the county seat of Albany County. Albany lies 136 miles (219 km) north of New York City, and slightly to the south of the juncture of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. , U.S.A., 12203-5159 Tel: (518) 464-8500
Ohio University Independent Study Office, 302 Tupper Hall, Athens, Ohio, USA, 45701 Tel: (614) 593-2910
Athabasca University Box 10,000, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, T0G 2R0 Tel: (403) 675-6366
British Columbia Open University Box 82080, Burnaby, British Columbia “Burnaby” redirects here. For persons sharing this surname, see Burnaby (surname).
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. , Canada, V5C 6J8 Tel: (604) 431-3100.
University of London For most practical purposes, ranging from admission of students to negotiating funding from the government, the 19 constituent colleges are treated as individual universities. Within the university federation they are known as Recognised Bodies , The External Program Room 264, Senate House, Malet Street, London, England WC1E 7HU Tel: 011-441-71-636-8000 ext. 3150
Heriot-Watt University Distance Learning MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration (Scotland, UK) Canadian Distributorship, Suite 204-120 Robertson Road, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, K2H 5V1 Tel: (613) 726-0205
City University Washington 14510 N.E. 20th Street, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 98007 Tel (206) 643-2000
University of London (see above)
Athabasca University (see above)
California State University Enrollment
Dominguez Hills, External Degree in the Humanities, SAC 2-2126 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, California, USA 90747 Tel: (310) 516-3743
The University of Sarasota 5250 17th Street, Sarasota, Florida, USA, 34235 Tel: (813) 379-0404
The Fielding Institute 2112 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. It is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 92,325. , USA, 93105-3538 Tel: (805) 687-1099
Nova SouthEastern University History
Originally named Nova University of Advanced Technology, the university was chartered by the state of Florida in 1964 as a graduate institution in the physical and social sciences. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city's population is described as metropolitan, where diverse culture is commonplace. According to 2006 U.S. , USA, 33314 Tel: (305) 475-7317
The Union Institute 440 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45206-1947 Tel: (513) 861-6400
David Jones-Delcorde has published several articles in business and education in professional journals in Canada and the United Kingdom, and has completed considerable research on non-traditional education options and institutions in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A chartered secretary and professional accountant (UK), Jones-Delcorde holds two undergraduate degrees in business and an M.B.A. An experienced college instructor holding a diploma in teaching adults, he is also a Fellow and Licentiate licentiate /li·cen·ti·ate/ (li-sen´she-at) one holding a license from an authorized agency giving the right to practice a particular profession. of England's Royal College of Preceptors.