Online Special Education Degrees

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School Surprises

"More Time To Do The Important Things...
What surprised me most about online schooling was that I had much more free time on my hands. As long as I kept with the readings I would receive great grades without having to sit in lecture." (Counselor; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in California, female
School: Studied Psychology at Concordia University, Irvine in California; completed Bachelor degree in 2012

"I Was Extremely Pleased With The Instruction I Received. The Professors Were Always Ready To Help At Any Time With Anything I Needed. My Online Experience Was A Blast And Anyone Planning To Do It To Will Have A Blast To...
I was very pleased with my online experience for the most part. It was a change not being able to talk to your professors face to face, but the whole experience was an extremely good one. I would definitely encourage others to try the online program. I was surprised in how fast the professors got back with me. They were able to assist me at any time on any problem I might have had. Posts are very important to your collage experience and you should know that when I have ever needed assistance for any of my posting concerns that they were handled promptly. This experience to me was a pure delight and I am planning to get my masters next year. I will be online also." (School Social Worker; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, male
School: Studied Psychology at Liberty University in Virginia; completed Bachelor degree in 2012

"Ease Of Class Completion...
I was surprised how it easy it was for me to complete with my busy schedule. I could do it when I had the time outside of my other job and still get classes done" (Guidance Counselor; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Ohio, female
School: Studied Social Work at University Of Phoenix; completed Associate degree in 2012

"Difficult Yet Effective...
I was surprised at how difficult it was. The classes are not easier than classes in a traditional classroom. I was also very surprised at how convenient it was!" (social worker; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Indiana, female
School: Studied Human Services at Ivy Tech in Indiana; completed Associate degree in 2010

"Credible Program...
I was surprised at how credible the program was. I used to think that earning a degree from an online program wasn't as valuable as going to a big name university." (School Social Worker; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, female
School: Studied Social Work at University Of Phoenix in Virginia; completed Master degree in 2011

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Best School Tips

"Teachers Stepping Into The Technological Age...
The teachers are willing to step into the new age in order to provide you with the help you need. Teachers have learned to use technology to have online meetings with you and provide you with great information." (Counselor; 2014)

"Succeeding In School...
I would tell them spend a lot of time getting used to how to turn things in and when assignments are due. In an online course it is easy to forget about assignments." (social worker; 2013)

"Learn The Site...
Get used to the layout of the website so you know where everything is and you can quickly navigate throughout the site." (Guidance Counselor; 2014)

"Expert Instruction, From The Best Professors...
I was pleased in how easy it was to use the online dashboard when conducting my classes. Everything was at your fingertips and easy to access. The schools software was always on top of everything and I never had any problems with any materiel I had to upload to the system. If there ever was a problem assistance was always ready to tackle any problems. The most important thing is to have your major in mind. Placement is a necessity for your career. There are people ready to assist with any questions you might have. So please don't waste any time getting the help you need. Remember "It is your life", so take charge of it. My chosen profession is a very demanding field of study but the rewards are out of this world. Psychology is a very important step in helping those with issues to be able to move threw them with a little assistance. To understand how and why. That is my job." (School Social Worker; 2013)

"Email Professors...
Don't be afraid to email professors. You might think you're being annoying or emailing to constantly but that's what they're for- to help you!" (School Social Worker; 2013)