Online Elementary Education Degrees

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School Surprises

"Affordable, Work At Own Pace...
I was surprised to find out how affordable my Master's program was and how easy it was to work at my own pace." (Elementary School Teacher; 2014)

Career: 6 years of experience, currently based in Wisconsin
School: Studied Education at Western Governors University in Utah; completed Master degree in 2009

"Questions Of Quality In Online Education...
I was surprised at the vagueness of some of the assignments. Also, often the links to modules were out of date and just wrong. The professors were quick to answer but were also very short when they answered - as if they were busy or didn't care." (elementary school teacher (K-6); 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in California, female
School: Studied Education at APUS in Virginia; completed Master degree in 2012

"Availability Of The Professors...
I was surprise to find my professors very available. They would let us have skype sessions at different times of the week to answer any question we may have about the courses." (Early Childhood education; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Illinois, female
School: Studied Education at University Of Phoenix in Arizona; completed Bachelor degree in 2011

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Best School Tips

"Take Initiative...
Don't be afraid to ask questions of your instructors/classmates when something is unclear. Always double check that you know your assignments because sometimes they are hidden. Give feedback to the university as a whole to tell them what you think so they can (hopefully) improve things in the future." (elementary school teacher (K-6); 2014)

"Set Goals And Deadlines...
Give yourself deadlines and meet them! Don't get behind because it's very difficult to catch up." (Elementary School Teacher; 2014)

"Selecting The Program Carefully...
Checking the different programs before making one's choice in an educational field. It is very important to know what you want to study." (Early Childhood education; 2014)