Suggestions for online special ed teaching programs?

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  1. bstabler

    bstabler New Member

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    I want to get a teaching license for special education, but need to do it online. The one I found today is over $500 a credit hour. Is that normal? Did anyone get the licensure online? Thanks!
     
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    Are you doing this through a for-profit university or a college that has an online program? That can make a difference in the price tag.
     
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    I'm looking at not for profit universities. What should I be looking for?
     
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    I'd say shop around. Compare program offerings at the colleges in your area (I'll guess at least some of them have online options). For example, I started my search in my home city and spiraled out until I found the program I wanted at a school 90 minutes away. Everything was online, but I could get to the school in a pinch, and the price per course was considerably lower than anything right near me.
     
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    Maybe through a public university "extension" program?. Here in CA, UCs have extension courses and you can earn some credentials at a lower cost
     
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    I looked into online programs at one point and that cost is below the norm, and cheaper than many traditional universities. Make sure you check state and university regulations, since most grad programs will not allow you to transfer credits in, meaning that the entire program must be completed where you start acquiring credits.
     
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    Exactly. I think many schools are starting to see online courses as alternatives to extensions or satellite schools.
     

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