To accommodate the changing demographics of our students, the Department offers the distance delivery of courses so one may continue their careers and still have the opportunity to further their education. While courses are offered in College Station, we also offer courses in San Antonio via video conferencing (face-to-face; TTVN) and Houston (TTVN only). In some instances, cohort model courses are offered to specific school districts. In addition, we also offer some courses on weekend formats which usually consists of classes being held either Friday evening/Saturday; or all day Saturday, normally class meeting at least once a month during a semester. Some courses are also offered between semesters, called mini-mester or intersession courses. Usually held for three weeks, these courses allow students to optimize their time between semesters. Selected courses are offered as Internet-based courses which traditionally utilize WebCT Vista as the software package. There are traditionally no synchronous chats scheduled; therefore, students may "come to class" at the time of the day of their choosing. Entirely online courses are only offered in the EHRD specialization area.
Although some courses for the degree programs can be done via distance learning, not all courses and requirements to obtain the degrees can be met at a distance. All degrees in the educational administration programs; the degrees in adult education; and the doctoral degree in human resource development may apply a maximum of 25% of the required course work as distance delivery (Web; TTVN; face-to face). The only approved online degree the Department offers is the Master of Science degree majoring in educational human resource development, with the human resource development specialization.
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