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As a full time employee, student, and family member, the online Educational Studies program allowed the flexibility I needed to return to college after a twenty year absence. The content and thinking processes associated with the degree increased my knowledge about 21st century thinking and life skills necessary to succeed in today's world. The degree opens opportunities outside the classroom that are rewarding and fulfilling. Professors were respectful, helpful, and communicated at a professional level. I would recommend this degree to others seeking an education degree but would like to expand outside the classroom walls.
I would recommend Arizona State Universitys innovative online education to anyone. My experience has been nothing less than exceptional, quick, and engaging. Their online education is very user-friendly; even for those who are less tech-savvy. Online interactions between instructors, staff, students, and technical support allowed me to maintain a professional and personal life outside of my education. I was able to continue a set work schedule, with little to no interruption during my time as a student. Being an online student is convenient and provides flexibility, however, you have to be organized and self-motivated. There are many resources available for Arizona State University students and online students are no exception. When in doubt, refer to your helpful advisor. They are quick to respond and full of surprising tricks and suggestions to ensure student success.
I attended Arizona State University (ASU) for three and a half years to obtain a Bachelors in Communication. My time with ASU is continuing, as I am pursuing a Masters in Technical Communication with ASU online. My desire to remain at ASU stems from their consistent and expansive resources. I have several academic advisors and success coaches that reach out to offer advice, career planning, and simply to follow-up with me post-grad. It truly is a wonderful feeling to know that as an alumni and current student, my success is a top priority. Likewise, I have greatly appreciated the on-campus/online mix of courses. I started as a full-time, on-campus student during my first year as an undergraduate. The Downtown Phoenix campus is beautiful and full of culture. The resources offered in ways of technology, study rooms and libraries, classrooms, and the availability of entertainment and food made it a fun and exciting location. I married my second year of college, and decided to complete my degree online while working nearly full-time. The transition was smooth and simple. The online courses are just as interactive and educational as face-to-face courses; the same expectation of hard work is demanded by students, and professors are just as concerned for students' well-being. The availability of online courses made it easy to find relevant and interesting courses. Another important aspect regarding ASU has been their scholarship and financial resources. Their scholarship search website is what led me to this website; like most students, I am struggling to pay tuition. I am eternally grateful to ASU for leading me to resources to continue my education.
I'm just starting the IT program but so far it's really great. It is expensive, but there aren't a lot of fully online options out there and this is one of the few that are actually credible. I didn't want to go to a different online school only to write papers the entire time. The financial department has been helpful every time I needed assistance or any kind of information/advice. You can either call them or chat online with them which is helpful. I also liked being able to do phone meetings with my advisor on what classes to take next, and there are tutors available via an online portal (EVEN ON SUNDAYS!). I really can't complain. I have to say, I've been taking mostly online classes for a while now even previous to ASU, so if you're not used to having the self discipline and motivation to work, meet deadlines and spend the extra time studying when you're having a hard time with something, I wouldn't suggest doing a fully online program like ASU right off the bat. Maybe work your way by doing online classes at a local community college first.
I am blessed to be an ASU alumni, and feeling even more blessed to currently be a part of an ASU graduate program. Teaching is not an easier profession by any means, but ASU's iTeachAZ program made me feel fully prepared to take on my very own classroom, and the many responsibilities that comes with being an educator. Unlike other schools, ASU's teaching program mandates an entire academic year of student teaching. To many this may sound like a complete drag, a waste of time, and unfair when compared to other schools' student teaching programs. Sure ,at first I was not sure how I felt about spending an entire year, unpaid, in the classroom, but it was completely worth while, and I will be forever grateful for that experience! Classroom experience does not start there! Even as early as my sophomore year, I was spending time in a classroom as a part of my coursework. The mandatory hours spent in the classroom did not even feel like work to me; it only reinforced that I was going into the right profession! I highly recommend that anyone interested in obtaining a teaching degree, looks into getting one from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton's Teacher College!
I have not yet graduated from my school. I work in the social work field currently and there are a great number of people who are in college, the majority divided between ASU and GCU. What I like about ASU is that it requires in person classes to complete the BSW program. I firmly believe that one gets more out of a classroom setting and though I have appreciated on line courses for convenience as I have to work full time, I think that in the field of social work it is vital to acknowledge and interact with the diversity of the students studying in this field. Grand Canyon University on the other hand has an entirely online bachelors of social work degree available. While again I am also appreciative of the online classes that have enabled me to continue to work and progress my academic career at a nice pace, social networking in this field is irreplaceable. ASU is supportive of it's students and has an excellent tutoring program.
ASU was all I could ask for in a university. There were tons of cool things happening every week from free student events, to sports game, etc. The staff and faculty were always welcoming and helpful. Their schedules were often flexible to accommodate. Even the students were there to learn and willing to help each other out. A school is largely defined by its culture and ASU's culture was on point.
Arizona State University was a great experience. Studying biology here from 2009-2013 was very useful in learning how to write, study, and promote myself to employers showing them that I put in the effort to obtain a college degree. With my biology degree, I was able to teach biology at the high school and university levels in schools in Colombia, South America for over 2 years. Without this degree, I'm certain that I would not have gotten the job. Some of my favorite courses were microbiology, evolution, vertebrate zoology, and the many electives that lead me to being able to studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Their laboratories have lots of expensive and on the frontier of science equipment, especially once you are in the upper division labs. The only thing I wish my program would have done better was to require me to have some kind of internship or biology work outside of the classroom. Graduating with no work experience can be difficult and the degree alone will not guarantee you a job.
Arizona State University prides itself on giving each and every student a unique experience. I think that each degree program and each campus is set up in a way to make you feel as though you've found your home. There was never a question I couldn't get answered, never a professor who didn't want to help. I enjoyed my experience beginning to end.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaches students a variety of skills that makes them marketable for the ever-changing journalism industry. Classes such as the Future and Business of Journalism and Media Law prepare students for a rigorous and tulmutuous media landscape.