Training for the Professional Educator

  Fernandina Beach            FL 32034              630-877-4006            adventuresinedu@earthlink.net


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question 1: Are you an accredited institution?

Question 2: How do I register?

Question 3: Credit Applicability

Question 4: Credit Conversion

Question 5: How many classes can I take at the same time?

Question 6: What are Distance Learning and Online Courses?

Question 7: Course Transcripts

Question 8: How long does it take to complete a class?

Question 9: When are courses offered?

Question 10: Prerequisites and other requirements?

Question 11: Do you offer a Degree?

Question 12: Is Financial Aid Available?

Question 13: About the Instructor and AIE

 


FAQ Answers

Question 1: Are you an accredited institution?

Courses offered cooperatively through various Universities and Adventures In Education, Inc. All partner universities are accredited institutions of higher learning.  For information on accreditation of a respective university, click on the link provided for this university on www.adventures-in-education.com  .

Question 2: How do I register?

Registration for all courses is through Adventures In Education  www.adventures-in-education.com .

Registration Options:

(a) Online registration: We offer online registration. Visit www.adventures-in-education.com, click on ‘Graduate Courses’ and then ‘Choose a University’. Follow the directions provided to complete your registration.

(b) Registration via phone: You can also sign up by calling 630-877-4006 and pay with a credit card.

Upon receipt of your registration information, we will send course info to the email address provided on the registration form.

District Purchase Order (PO) or Voucher:

We accept Purchase Orders (PO) and district vouchers for payment. Please contact us at adventuresinedu@earthlink.net or 630-877-4006 prior to registering.

 

Question 3: Credit Applicability

If you wish to apply the credit toward certificate renewal, state continuing education requirements and/or lane change requirements, contact your state's Department of Education or community college/college/university to verify the course will count toward licensure/certificate renewal or lane change requirements prior to enrolling for credit. Acceptance of credits varies by state.

If you wish to apply the credit toward graduate mathematics requirements/elective credits for eligibility to teach college-level mathematics consult with the respective community college/college/university PRIOR to enrolling for credit. It is the discretion of the respective educational institution to apply these credits and the responsibility of the student to verify acceptance of these credits toward this requirement prior to enrollment.

If you wish to apply the credit toward an advanced degree, consult with your academic advisor/college to verify the course will apply to your program prior to enrolling for credit.
 

 

Question 4: Credit Conversion

Most colleges/universities convert quarter graduate credits to semester graduate credits using a factor of 2/3, i.e. 3 quarter graduate credits are equivalent to 2 semester graduate credits. We STRONGLY suggest that you contact the appropriate individual at your school/college to confirm the transfer and conversion of graduate credits. This will assure that all questions are answered to your and your school's satisfaction. Note: 1 quarter grad credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours.

 

Question 5: How many classes can I take at the same time?

Check on our website www.adventures-in-education.com for details.

 

Question 6: What are Distance Learning and Online Courses?

• A flexible way to gain the knowledge you need to meet the challenges of your classroom at your own pace and on your own schedule.

• Students receive self-paced instruction in the form of lessons and guided learning materials without in-person or moderated online delivery.

• Continuous enrollment, i.e. sign up any time, and complete within ONE year.

• Curriculum does NOT require any presentation or application of the material in the classroom while taking the course.

• All assignments can be completed on your own and outside the classroom.

• If questions arise, the facilitator is only an email or a phone call away.

 

Question 7: Course Transcripts

Official transcripts are available upon completion of the course provided you register with graduate credit.

 

Question 8: How long does it take to complete a class?

From time of registration you are allotted ONE YEAR to complete the course. The average time to complete a 2 semester credit hour course is 30-40 hours and 50-60 hours to  complete a 3 semester credit hour course.

 

Question 9: When are courses offered?

All year round.

 

Question 10: Prerequisites and other requirements?

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. There are no other prerequisites or requirements except completion of the course within the specified time frame. No meetings scheduled at the PSU campus for any of our courses as they are distance learning courses. The curriculum of our courses does not require any presentation or application of the material in the classroom while taking the course. All assignments can be completed on your own and outside the classroom.

 

Question 11: Do you offer a Degree?

If you wish to apply the credit toward an advanced degree, consult with your academic advisor/college/university to verify the course will apply to your program prior to enrolling for credit.
 

 

Question 12: Is Financial Aid Available?

In general, Fed Financial Aid is only available for course work used toward a degree or endorsement or license, and the student has to be officially admitted.

 

Question 13: About the Instructor and AIE

Adventures In Education (AIE) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in teaching and is approved by Portland State University as a cooperative agency.  Our primary objective is to provide unique workshops and distance learning courses that enable professional educators to apply immediately the skills they acquire. The approach taken is new, unique, and extremely effective.

Liz Knowlton, the facilitator for all courses, is a faculty member at Portland State University, received her BS in Mathematics and MS in Mathematics with Emphasis in Statistics from Northern Illinois University and her PhD in Education from Northcentral University. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at the college level and is teaching as an adjunct faculty at Benedictine University and Midwestern University. During the summer she also teaches workshops for elementary and secondary teachers for Professional Development. Throughout the year Liz provides In-Service training for elementary and secondary teachers for school districts in the Chicago area and volunteers at the local grade school. Over the years she has attended numerous elementary, secondary and post secondary school mathematics workshops/courses and authored several books. 

Other accomplishments: Passed Actuarial Exams 100, 110, and 120; Bilingual German/English; Actuarial Analyst for Allstate Re and Statistical Consultant for Abbott Laboratories.


If you have any questions or comments please email adventuresinedu@earthlink.net

Last updated June 2018