University of Phoenix online program?

By | September 18, 2015

Ok, I hold a B.A. degree from a CA State College. I have just enrolled at University of Phoenix Online College for their Masters Degreein Education/Curriculum. I was told I can teach with this degree in the state of CA, but now I’m kind of apprehensive because of what people have said about it. I have checked the Dept of Ed website and it is a Regionally Accredited school – has anyone in CA received their degree in this program and was it acceptable at the school districts?

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4 thoughts on “University of Phoenix online program?

  1. Brandon W

    You will have to get your California Teaching Credential, regardless of where you get your Education Degree from.

    I took a couple of classes through UoP, and didn’t like them very much. The teachers didn’t seem very knowledgable, and were disorganized. It took a while for them to email me answers to my questions, too…which hurt me in many ways.

    I would go back to either a CSU or UC and enroll in one of their MEd programs…that way you will be sure to meet the requirements set by the State of California, instead of having to worry about whether or not you will be able to teach with the UoP degree.

  2. Blue Devil

    Phoenix University is a recognized college. The only problem with them is that they’re not well respected. As far as teaching, you may want to consult your state board of education as to the requirements for teaching. Just having the degree does not mean you can teach right away. You have to take the Praxis teaching exam…and if you want to teach high school, you’ll need to pass the subject tests.

  3. unrattled_snake

    I have reservations about online programs that prepare people to work with diverse groups of people. The computer has no personality or emotion.

  4. Cathy

    You should check with the school districts and see how they feel about it before spending the money on their program.

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