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Online Courses Offer Convenience


SEPT. 23, 2005--New courses being offered by the UW-River Falls are designed to fit busy educators' needs--conveniently delivered and available 24-7 online. A new series, "Online Courses for Educators" begins this fall and puts the needs of teachers first and foremost.

"We asked school administrators what we could do to make it easier for educators to get the education they need," says Mary Manke, assistant Dean of the College of Education and Professional Development. "We listened to them and then created this program."

Experienced teachers, faculty, and administrators will teach the classes and students can enroll from anywhere. No travel to the University is required. Students can earn one graduate credit for each class in six weeks and pay the Wisconsin resident tuition rate regardless of where they live. Course topics are varied and are selected with input from area school administrators and already practicing teachers.

The series Online Courses for Educators is perfect for those teachers seeking credits for re-certification," Manke says. "Teachers who prefer not to attend class on campus will enjoy the convenience of an online format. And, since all classes meet different Wisconsin Educator Standards, educators can select topics that may be used to build their professional development plans under PI-34."

A minimum number of students is not required to "hold" the class, so courses will never be cancelled due to low enrollment. "We will offer the class for just one student," says Manke. Courses will be offered on a rotating basis four times per year.

Courses include numerous topics from Bullying and School Violence Prevention, Conflict Resolution and ESL Strategies for Mainstream Teachers to Desktop Publishing in the K-12 Classroom, Introduction to Service Learning, and School, Family, and Community Partnership.  

All students must be admitted to graduate study at UW-RF before registering for the courses. The complete list of courses, course descriptions and graduate admission information is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/ogs or may be obtained by calling the UW-RF outreach office at 1-800-228-5607 or emailing outreach@uwrf.edu .

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