Teaching for Unaccredited School

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by OldSage, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. OldSage

    OldSage New Member

    I have accredited degrees for my bachelors, masters, and doctorate. I have recently been in contact with an unaccredited seminary in regards to teaching for them. The unaccredited institution that I am speaking with is academically sound, and legally authorized to operate in their area. I have been able to look over a sampling of their curriculum and the coursework, level research required, and interaction of students seems to be comparable to my experience at accredited universities. So my question is, will listing teaching at an unaccredited institution harm my resume? This is not for a full-time position. If an opportunity ever came up at an accredited institution that I wanted to apply for, would this experience harm or be beneficial to have?

    This is my first post here, thank you for feedback. The institution name I have left off intentionally.
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  2. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    I believe any experience that can be documented and proven is good experience and counts as experience for future positions.
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Probably beneficial.
  4. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Being that it is a Seminary, the accreditation isn't as much of an issue as it would be if it was an unaccredited for-profit school, which would likely be a red flag by and hiring managers at an accredited school. The bigger concern I would have, would simply be the reputation of the institution. I would be inclined to take the position and would see it as a benefit, as long as the seminary had a reasonably respectable reputation or at least no major challenges.
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  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    What about experience at an outright diploma that sells degrees for just $19.95, while supplies last!?
  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Whoops, I meant diploma mill. Welp, can't land'em all the time, lol.

    I'll be back.
  7. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Haha, that damn editing time limit strikes again.
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