- Question What are the technology requirements for online?
- Daily high-speed Internet access
- Head set with microphone
- Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Question How much time will it take each week? Online time? Offline time?
- Off line reading and writing reports take the same amount of time as in a face-to-face class: 6-9 hours per week
- Online time takes another 2-4 hours
- Question How long will the program take?
Students study at their own pace. This is a semester based, on-campus program, so students may plan their schedules to meet their personal needs. Most students take two years; 18 months is probably the shortest time possible.
- Question How long is each semester?
La Verne semesters are 16 weeks long. There is a summer term that is 10 weeks.
- Question Will I have to come to campus?
An admission interview is required, but this interview can be done online. One course requires one presentation on a Saturday to the whole class, which can also be done online. All other work can be done asynchronously at any time of day or night.
- Question What kind of assignments can I expect and how are they graded?
All courses require weekly readings and research or term papers. Weekly work also requires discussion boards and other activities that involve student-to-student interaction such as blogs and wikis. Most assignments and activities are graded using rubrics that are available to students prior to completing assignments.
- Question How are Child and Adolescent Development courses online different than other online programs?
We believe in interactive participation of students and faculty. Classes are small; no more than 20 students. Faculty members participate actively in discussions, blogs and other activities. Students work in small groups that provide help and support for each other, much like face-to-face courses. Students who have completed online courses frequently report satisfaction with the amount of interaction they have with professors and classmates.
- Question How do I enroll?
Applications are available online. Materials should be sent to the graduate admissions office on campus: 1950 Third Street, La Verne, CA 91750.