Our Online Program
Since our first articulation agreement with Northwest College, a community college in Wyoming, in 2010, VCSU has established multiple other articulations with community colleges in North Dakota and Wyoming, and received State Board of Higher Education approval to offer the online English Ed degree in 2011.
Since then, we’ve graduated over a dozen students from Wyoming, Alaska, and North Dakota, placed graduates in the Williston, Dickinson, Fargo, and Bismarck school districts in North Dakota and various districts in Wyoming, and currently have students from California, Washington, Wyoming, Maryland, Minnesota, and North Dakota pursuing the degree with us.
Along the way, we've become expert at ensuring the program offers the following virtues:
•Efficiency: Earn your Bachelor degree as quickly as possible by working with a dedicated faculty advisor to take full advantage of the coursework you have already completed.
•Convenience: Complete your degree from wherever you are, without worrying about losing ground if you need to move.
Pay the same low tuition rate
as North Dakota residents regardless of where you live—
provided your state allows you to legally take classes online from another state’s institutions.
How It Works
Students complete all coursework via the Internet, including interacting with professors, discussing peer work and turning in assignments via Blackboard, and submitting papers and examinations online. Coursework can generally be completed at times convenient to the student (within the expectations of individual courses) from wherever an Internet connection is available. Additionally, VCSU faculty will work diligently to arrange practicums and student teaching assignments at secondary schools near you.
Finally, all five professors on the English side of our program teach full-time exclusively at VCSU...with the exception of our Vice President for Academic Affairs, a Shakespeare scholar, who teaches three courses in our rotation pro bono...
and classes are typically small, typically ranging from 6-18 students, so we can afford to provide the sort of individual attention many online programs can't. We enjoy that luxury, and hope you will too.
What Our Graduates Have To Say