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Can I find a school of continuing studies with a flexible schedule?

I believe it would be very good for me to further my education so that I can be able to take advantage of different teaching opportunities. I have done my research and I have realized there are great courses for continuing education for teachers. The only issue now is education continuing hours. I do not want to attend a program that will require me to be in class all day long. Therefore, I would like to know what the schedule is like in a school of continuing studies so that I can weigh my options.

Rodney Fox

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Derrick Little on March 1, 2018

The idea of going back to school after a long time can be extremely nerve wrecking. Most people are concerned that the experience might be too much to handle especially considering that they have to juggle their daytime job, family and school. It gets even worse when it is impossible to get flexible class schedules. However, if you go about it the right way, you shouldn’t have any trouble continuing your education.

The best thing about your situation is that you want to take a teachers continuing education program. This is great because there are numerous institutions that offer education programs for teachers. You only need to find one that has a flexible schedule that you will be able to easily incorporate into your daily life. Most schools of continuing studies offer flexible schedules. You might get the opportunity to either attend your classes early in the morning before you report for work or late in the evening after work. The choice is up to you. However, it really depends on the course you are taking. There are some courses that are really engaging and might require you to show up for classes more than once a day. In such cases, it is advisable to ask your employer to give you some hours off to attend classes. If your employer is the kind of person that encourages employees to learn more skills, they wouldn’t have a problem giving you the time off as long as you are doing what you are supposed to do at the company.

The other thing that can really help you if you are worried about the flexibility of continuing education programs is enrolling for an online program. Online courses are a great alternative to going to school because you can do it at your free time as long as you attend all the classes you are required to attend. However, this might require a lot of discipline to succeed at. For this reason, ensure you are disciplined enough before you make the decision to take this option. Also, make sure you choose the right school so that you can be guaranteed of quality education. This guide will help you have a clear idea of how to select a great school.

Last but not least, you can also ask the professors at the school you intend to attend to make your hours more flexible. If you explain your reasons well, they will have no problem to refuse unless they really can’t do it. Sometimes, you can fix the problem with just a simple conversation.

Caleb Jenkinsa year ago

I disagree. You do not need to go through all this trouble to get flexible continuing education hours. This is because majority of the institution offering further education programs have flexible hours. The people offering these programs understand that most of their students have daytime jobs they need to attend to. For this reason, they always make sure their classes are offered at a reasonable hour. I am also not for the idea of attending online courses because in most cases, you are not able to take advantage of all the resources that are available to students who attend the actual institution. It is better for you to attend the school. This way, when you get home, you do not have to worry about anything else apart from resting and spending time with your loved ones. However, make sure you attend the best school offering your program. You are more likely to get better training at such an institution.


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