Monday, August 9, 2010

Benefits of earning an online degree

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are a lot of things to consider when making the decision to go back to school to get a degree. In order to make that decision, one must consider the pros and cons of all available options. The two main choices to start with are whether you want to learn in a classroom or work toward an online degree.

Each option has its cons, but let’s consider the benefits of earning an online degree. One of the main things that returning or nontraditional students consider is the convenience and flexibility of online learning. You can often work at your own pace, from wherever you are and dress however you want. If that means waking up in the morning and sitting in bed wearing your favorite pajamas to “go to” class or hanging out at your favorite cafe while you participate then it’s up to you.

For educators and aspiring teachers the USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC offers the prestige of earning a Master of Arts in teaching from an elite and internationally renowned research university that has a 100-year history of educating teachers.

USC’s School of Education is ranked #22 in the United States and #9 among all private universities by US News and World Report. And there are other facts to take into consideration when comparing them with other programs. The interactive online learning is combined with field-based experiences that are facilitated and directed by faculty who are recognized for their contributions to modern education.

They offer a tuition reimbursement program for MAT@USC graduates and complete USC student status and benefits, participation in commencement ceremonies, free lifetime Alumni Association memberships and more. Additional program information can be found on their site.

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