Southwestern College

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Education in Special Education, Adaptive
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education in Special Education, Functional
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Accelerated format, liberal transfer credit policy, experienced professional in the field who teach, credit for prior learning, small classes, individual academic success coach, eight start dates per year, high student satisfaction.

School type Private
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester with 6- and 12-week sessions.

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. Yes
Online master's in education degree programs 4
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 43

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3 full-time; 23 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 26% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 0
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 10
Maximum class size 24

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 4 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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