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:
By taking the time to thoughtfully respond to our assignments and facilitate our learning, a community was created and many of the students got to know each other, which doesn’t always happen in an online format. Laura Bearce (’12), 11th Grade English, Williston (ND) High School
…my experience with Valley City was rigorous and challenging. I can't say enough great things about VCSU and how well I felt prepared coming into my first year. My school district has also been very impressed with the quality of education that I received. Sarah Staley (’15), 9th Grade English and Creative Writing, Worland (WY) High School
VCSU's online English Ed program allowed me the flexibility I need as a working mom. I completed my assignments and projects when it worked best for me, rather than having to attend a scheduled class, which wouldn't have been possible. The professors are always available to help in a timely manner and provide students with the necessary tools to enter the education field. I wouldn't be teaching today without VCSU's online program. Laura Qualey (’15), 7th Grade English, Ben Franklin Middle School, Fargo (ND)
The English Ed program was extremely accommodating to my husband's military lifestyle. I have nothing but great experiences with professors, my advisors, and the staff at the college. Even though I've never stepped foot on campus, I felt listened to and heard, and I would do it all over again if I had to. Adrienne Riedel (’15), 8th Grade English, Jim Hill Middle School, Minot (ND)