dcsimg
You are here:

Online Growth and Online Teaching Degrees at University of Georgia

The Atlanta Business Journal weighs in this week with a report on what's new at the University of Georgia. Acting on the reality that most undergraduates take over five years to complete a bachelor's program, the Board of Regents for the state schools changed the core curriculum to allow for a more rapid pace through the undergraduate system.

The story also reports a substantial rise in the use of online technology by the school's undergrads. There is a 35% increase in the number of students taking online courses over the previous academic year. There are 43,000 students enrolled in one of the state university system's campuses who are taking advantage of the online courses currently available. That figure amounts to almost 15% of the system's 300,000 students, although the figure for undergraduate students is substantially lower.

The expansion of online offerings in the system is also impressive. Over the three years of its existence, the university system's searchable catalogue - Georgia ONmyLINE - has grown from thirty five degree options to sixty nine. The number of available courses has increased from about 1,600 to just under 2,870. These courses are a collection of online options that come from the system's thirty five member institutions.

The online enrollment is coming through more of the two year institutions. As with most distance learning programs the students over the age of 24 are in the majority. The online student body is 31% African American, which is slightly over the on-campus enrollment ratio.

Teaching and education degrees have been tailored to the online system in part because of the state's critical need for teachers. Georgia's education administrators project that the public school systems will need between 14,000 and 17,000 new teachers every year for the foreseeable future. As a result, the university system has developed a teacher certification online program through combined efforts of the nineteen state institutions that offer education degrees.

Separate programs have been set up for new undergraduates, for people with degrees in other disciplines, for students who want to move up from the paraprofessional teaching ranks and for mid-career professionals who want to change course. Because of the widespread participation among the various schools, student teaching hours and certification questions will not be an issue for any of the general education degrees.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Full Sail University - Online

    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

    Programs

    • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
    • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
    • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Full Sail University - Online Request Info »
  • Animal Behavior College

    At Animal Behavior College (ABC), we're dedicated to helping animal lovers pursue animal careers.

    Programs

    • Cat Training
    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Animal Behavior College Request Info »
  • Penn Foster

    Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

    Programs

    • Home Health Aide
    • Security Guard
    • Veterinary Assistant
    • More...
    Location:
    Scranton: , Scranton PA 18515
    Penn Foster Request Info »
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

    Programs

    • Flexible MBA
    • Flexible MBA - Entrepreneurship
    • Flexible MBA - Management
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Request Info »
  • American University

    Change the World with American University

    Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Programs

    • Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation
    • Master of Science in Nutrition Education
    • Master of Arts in Economics - Applied Economics
    • More...

    Location: Online

    American University Request Info »
  • Platt College

    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

    Programs

    • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Veterinary Technology - Associates
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Platt College Request Info »
  • Saint Xavier University

    Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment.

    Programs

    • MSN in Clinical Leadership
    • MSN in Executive Leadership
    • MS in Finance

    Location: Online

    Saint Xavier University Request Info »
  • Keiser University Graduate School

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

    Programs

    • PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • More...
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
    Keiser University Graduate School Request Info »
  • Liberty University

    Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

    Programs

    • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
    • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
    • M.Div: Homiletics
    • More...
    Location:
    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd, , Lynchburg VA 24515
    Liberty University Request Info »
  • USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

    Programs

    • Doctor of Social Work
    • Master of Social Work
    Location:
    Los Angeles: 3601 Watt Way, GFS-315, Los Angeles CA 90089
    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.