Trying to find extension school with many teacher's certificates

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by Pelican, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Pelican

    Pelican Member

    I am trying to find the name of a school that was mentioned here about two years agos. I tried searching my older posts, where I had discussed the school, but somehow those old posts became deleted.

    Here is what I remember about the school:

    - It was an extension program, part of a larger university, but not their traditional on-line courses.
    - It offered dozens of certificates for teachers. Each certificate required about 4 courses.
    - The courses came in fun topics suitable to teachers, that would interest children, not like courses offered in colleges, e.g. a course on Dinosaurs.
    - They had certificates in Psychology, History, Literature, Science, etc., that connected with knowledge teachers needed.
    - The courses did not amount to real college credits, it was similar to CEUs.
    - The cost per course was about $300.
    - The program did not offer financial aid.
    - I believe the host university was in California, but I may be mistaken.
    - The name of the school was similar to "DeHillz".
    - The extension used a .com url, not a .edu.

    Does anyone know the name of this extension school?
  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I don't know, but Advanced Courses, VESi, PBS Teacherline, and Annenberg Learner all offer courses like this for about the same price, and they're worth graduate credits through partner colleges.
  3. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

  4. Pelican

    Pelican Member

    This looks very very similar to what I was looking at before, even the URL looks similar or the same, but the Web site has a different design, and I can't find any of the many History and Science courses. I used The Way Back Machine to see if the page matched the design I saw two years ago, but apparent not. Does this program at Dominiguez Hills have History courses? I can't find them anywhere.
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    These sorts of certs move in and out of existence according to enrollment numbers. Just because it existed once upon a time doesn't mean it still exists.
  6. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    If you go directly to the websites of some of the companies I mentioned, you'll find courses on dinosaurs and what not.

    That Dominguez Hills link is not to an extension school. It's just a link to one of VESi's partner pages. They have multiple partners.

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