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    thekingster is offline Registered User
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    Cheapest Graduate Certificates

    Of late, I have been doing a lot of thinking about teaching and the consistent "18 credits needed" jargon common therein. I had an email communique with someone well established in the online business who suggested graduate certificates as a possible consideration.

    In the vast experience of this forum, where have posters seen the cheapest graduate certificates?
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    I not sure if they are the cheapest, but Northcentral has CAGS in numerous subjects (18 credits each x $495 = $8,910):
    http://www.ncu.edu/certificate_of_ad...te_studies.asp

    UMUC has numerous certificates (12-18 credits each x $604 = $7,248 - $10,872) http://www.umuc.edu/programs/grad/ce...es/index.shtml

    There are a number of others, depends on what subjects you are looking for. The going rate seems to be around the $10k mark.

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    UC Riverside (and other UC schools) offer certificates typically 12 to 21 units at around $1800 and up.
    http://www.extension.ucr.edu/certificates/default.html
    These are residential.

    There are some on-line certs at
    www.extension.ucr.edu/online
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    Thanks for the responses...I guess I am looking for cheaper than NCU. Just a thought about expanding my "bag of tricks" to show I have 18 units in a particular area.

    The extension stuff looks promising...I am going to check that out more closely.

    Thanks!
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    www.apus.edu -- RA and plenty of programs. Cost is only about $275 per hour and certificates are 15 hours. This is a good place to pick up "18 hours" in history . And where else could you get a grad cert. in Air Warfare? :D

    Grad certificates:
    Air Warfare
    American History
    American Revolution
    Ancient and Classical History
    Athletic Administration
    Civil War Studies
    Competitive Intelligence
    Criminal Justice
    Emergency and Disaster Management
    European History
    Homeland Security
    Intelligence Analysis
    Intelligence Studies
    Joint Warfare
    Land Warfare
    Logistics Management
    National Security Studies
    Naval Warfare
    Organizational Management
    Security Management
    Space Studies
    Sports Management
    Strategic Leadership
    Terrorism Studies
    Unconventional Warfar/Special Ops/LIC
    World War II Studies
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    NorthCentral, NCU CAGS are almost $500 an hour but

    Tuition for their MEd program is only $285
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    Apus

    Thanks for the informative post...

    I didn't realize that APUS offered so many certificates. I have found gradschool.com to be an interesting source, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachTurner View Post
    www.apus.edu -- RA and plenty of programs. Cost is only about $275 per hour and certificates are 15 hours. This is a good place to pick up "18 hours" in history . And where else could you get a grad cert. in Air Warfare? :D
    This looks very promising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachTurner View Post
    www.apus.edu -- RA and plenty of programs. Cost is only about $275 per hour and certificates are 15 hours. This is a good place to pick up "18 hours" in history . And where else could you get a grad cert. in Air Warfare? :D

    Grad certificates:
    Air Warfare
    American History
    American Revolution
    Ancient and Classical History
    Athletic Administration
    Civil War Studies
    Competitive Intelligence
    Criminal Justice
    Emergency and Disaster Management
    European History
    Homeland Security
    Intelligence Analysis
    Intelligence Studies
    Joint Warfare
    Land Warfare
    Logistics Management
    National Security Studies
    Naval Warfare
    Organizational Management
    Security Management
    Space Studies
    Sports Management
    Strategic Leadership
    Terrorism Studies
    Unconventional Warfar/Special Ops/LIC
    World War II Studies
    APUS is a good deal, I’ve taken some history and humanities classes with them. The courses are rather structured and in all honesty rather rigorous also. To your point the deep selection of courses outside of the standard business fair make them a compelling RA online school.

    If anyone has any questions about them I'll try and field them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachTurner View Post
    www.apus.edu -- RA and plenty of programs. Cost is only about $275 per hour and certificates are 15 hours. This is a good place to pick up "18 hours" in history . And where else could you get a grad cert. in Air Warfare? :D
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    An unexpected benefit. I need to pick up a few more credits. Thanks Coach!
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