Graduate Certificate in International Education
Distance learning: Is it a good fit for me?
Success in the low-residency graduate certificate program requires that students be able to manage their time effectively and independently.
Successful low-residency students are:
- Self-directed and self-motivated
- Comfortable with the independence of distance learning
- Responsible for their work in the program
- Comfortable using various technology tools. At a minimum, students should be familiar with basic technologies such as word processing software (specifically MS Word) and comfortable with listservs, chat rooms, email, and Internet navigation. Successful distance education students should also feel comfortable with podcasts, webinars, and streaming audio and video.
A review of the following statements may help you determine if a low-residency program is a good match for your learning style and learning needs. Please be as honest as possible, and feel free to talk through any concerns about the program model with an SIT Graduate Institute admissions counselor.
You should answer "yes" to all or most of these statements.
Students who find many of these factors uncomfortable and who feel they would miss the extended face-to-face interactions of a classroom should consider if the low-residency program is appropriate for them. If not, we strongly encourage you to explore SIT's On-Campus Master of Arts in International Education.
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