6 Reasons Why an Online Education Degree is Right for You
Between work and raising a family, it can be hard to find time to cook dinner, much less earn a teaching degree.
Online programs let you to “attend” classes on your own time, from your own home. But what if you want to talk to a professor on the phone? Often, you can’t.
When it’s time to look for an internship, will faculty members from Online University USA know anything about schools in your area? Probably not.
At The University of West Alabama (UWA) Online, you can earn a bachelor’s or master’s in education or a teaching certificate from the comfort of your own home and from instructors who understand your needs.
Are you ready to take your teaching career to the next level and still have time for a home-cooked dinner? Here’s how UWA Online will help you get there.
UWA Online designed its programs for working teachers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. You can complete the general education and professional education components online. Fit in study time before or after work, on weekends, or whenever suits your schedule.
As you complete your degree, you’ll need to attend a few on-campus seminars, which are also scheduled with working teachers in mind. You’ll complete your internship and field experiences courses at an approved school.
2. Personal Support.
When questions come up or you get stuck on a subject, you will not be alone. UWA Online instructors will support you from the time you first log on until you finish your final course.
At other institutions, applying for college and financial aid and securing an internship can get complicated. At UWA Online, as soon as you apply, you’re connected with a counselor who gives you step-by-step guidance on how to enroll. Once you’re in, a personal success coach is there to help with anything you need. You’ll have a partner from the moment you apply until graduation day.
3. Affordable Tuition.
UWA Online wants to make education affordable. In addition to competitive tuition fees, UWA Online offers financial aid and scholarships. More than 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid.
Are you a teacher in the Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi school system? Apply for UWA’s Teacher Connect scholarship. The Teacher Connect program partners with certain school systems to help teachers and aspiring teachers continue their education. Applicants also qualify for a tuition scholarship of $50 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $100 per credit hour for graduate courses.
The Teacher Connect scholarship applies to all 35 online education programs for certification, both undergraduate and graduate level, at UWA. Current UWA students and students starting a new degree with UWA are eligible.
4. Easy Credit Transfer.
UWA Online has a generous credit transfer policy compared to other online degree programs. And the school makes the transfer process easy.
If you’re transferring from a two-year college, you’re eligible to transfer up to 60 credit hours from matching courses and curriculums. If you’re joining UWA from a four-year college, you’re eligible to transfer up to 90 credit hours. At the graduate level, UWA may accept up to nine hours for most programs.
5. Credentials from a Renowned University.
With a degree from UWA, you are affiliated with one of Alabama’s oldest and most prestigious institutions. Founded in 1835, UWA has trained teachers for nearly two centuries.
UWA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees. All educator certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). They’re also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
In other words, your degree means something.
6. Expert Faculty
UWA Online produces top-notch teachers fully prepared to make a difference in the West Alabama area and surrounding regions. It ensures its students’ success—your success—by hiring a diverse, talented faculty.
Instructors at UWA Online are committed to excellence in teaching and advising. Trust in their know-how to build the skills you need to lead a classroom—whether it’s special education, kindergarten or high school.