I am still looking for a way to get the college courses I need to keep my teaching certification current without giving up the next several months of my life to do so. I think I just found the perfect through online college courses! I can complete course materials and study on my schedule — and the schools are fully accredited.
Once we move to Friday Harbor I won’t have to be traipsing out in the wet and cold, or worrying about the Ferry Schedules. My college classes will come to me at my computer desk — and I can do them at my convenience! That means if Amoeba has a concert or a field trip, or if there’s an afterschool event, I don’t have to skip class or miss an activity. With a little rearranging of my schedule I can manage both!
Plus, online college courses are generally more budget friendly than traditional classes. I won’t have to pay for facility maintenance and management. Not only that, there’s no lugging heavy books all over campus or showing up to class only to learn it has been moved to the otherside of campus or worse, postponed all together.
For me one of the really great things about having an online class is emailing my homework in. No more running out of printer ink at an inopportune moment. No more running out of printer paper. No more trying to find pens, pencils or erasers! (I have never misplaced my keyboard in the bottom of my book bag!)
Plus, one can do an online class anywhere there is internet. That means if I decide to take a road trip mid-class, all I need to keep up with my studies is accommodations with internet connectivity — and that’s most any hotel in the civilized world! Thanks to the internet, I won’t have to rearrange my life to keep my education current.
If you’ve been considering going back to college, this just might be the way to do so. You can tailor your classes to meet your needs, your schedule, and your time frame. It isn’t necessary anymore to put life on hold while getting an education.