Online Educational Administration Degrees

Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises

"Value In Sharing...
I was surprised at how much I learned through the reading of everyone else's postings. I felt like our work was far more transparent online than it would have been in a classroom environment." (teacher/human rights advocate/program director; 2014)

Career: 10 years of experience, currently based in New York, female
School: Studied Peace Building/ Conflict Transformation at School For International Training - CONTACT in Vermont; completed Certificate degree in 2011

"Online Computer Classes For Dummies Can Be Successful...
I was pleasantly surprised that the online classes were as user friendly as they were. Most of the professors were willing to work with students like me who might have had very limited on-line computer experience. While I had expected to be able to navigate through programs that required mostly reading, I was very concerned about taking on-line advanced math classes. It was a relief to find instructions were clear for me. I enjoyed the on-line classes vey much." (Federal Programs Secretary; 2013)

Career: 30 years of experience, currently based in Mississippi, female
School: Studied Elementary Education at Holmes Community College in Mississippi; completed Associate degree in 2006

"More Flexible Than I Had Anticipated...
Finishing my Master's degree online made it very easy for me to still work full-time while completing my coursework. It was very easy for me to complete my assignments in the evenings and on weekends and I was able to keep a flexible schedule when I was not at work." (Assistant Director; 2013)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Kentucky, female
School: Studied Healthcare Administration at Ohio University in Ohio; completed Master degree in 2011

"I Was Surprised How Easy My Courses Were...
I was easy." (tutor; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Minnesota, female
School: Studied Tourism And Hospitality at Phoenix University in Arizona; completed Associate degree in 2010

"High Level Of Academic Rigor...
What surprised me the most was how comprehensive the curriculum was. The reading, the assignments, the group discussions, all mirrored, better than I anticipated, a real college experience." (school administrator; 2014)

Career: 12 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Education at University Of Phoenix in Arizona; completed Master degree in 2007

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Best School Tips

"Watch Out...
I would say not to do it." (tutor; 2014)

"Networking Online...
Network and connect with the instructors and classmates on various social media platforms. Take advantage of these people as they will be in your career field." (teacher/human rights advocate/program director; 2014)

"Don't Be Afraid To Ask Your On-Line Teacher A Question About Her Class...
Don't be afraid to contact the instructor to see if her class goals match your needs and if she is willing to work with you if your computer skills may be less than what your fear are adequate. Most are quite willing to help and explain what they expect for their online students." (Federal Programs Secretary; 2013)

"Developing Your Support System...
Get involved in connecting with other students. This saved me many times, and provided resources when I needed them. Reach out to multiple people, as sometimes only one person isn't accessible when you need them to be. Develop a support system." (school administrator; 2014)

"Always Know Your Deadline...
Make sure to always stay in contact with your instructors and email them question when you are unsure about an assignment that has been posted. Always know your deadline and make sure you submit your assignment before the deadline to avoid any possible technical issues." (Assistant Director; 2013)