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Most courses have their own course text(s) containing a combination of practical strategies, methods and research-based theory for classroom teaching. Learners Edge works to use the most applicable and popular texts in the field. All 3 credit courses include the following sections:
Most courses are available in both formats, depending on topic and resources. Both Print-Based and Online courses:
Print-Based Format has no online video viewing requirements, and the syllabus is loaded to your My Edge page; the Online Format is infused with multi-media clips to enhance learning, with all materials (including the syllabus) online.
For Print-Based courses, evaluator feedback is given on coursework, holistically, when course requirements are uploaded within the Learners Edge online environment. For Online, evaluator feedback is given after each module submission (3 Modules for a 3 credit course).
You can review course syllabi and course reviews on our website under each individual course description. No matter which format you choose, you will always find our courses to be
You must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree to enroll in course with Learners Edge.
Our courses are written to accommodate you whatever your professional role in education may be. We are always happy to work with you to insure the work you are doing is both applicable to your career, and still meets course requirements.
If you find that an assignment doesn’t fit with your professional role, we’d love to hear about your ideas for modification. We can provide alternative activities for people who do not currently have access to students. For example, for an application option that requires student input, in most circumstances, we encourage you to draw on previous classroom experience. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions!
Some courses are a better fit than others if you are not a classroom teacher: we have a list of fantastic courses that we recommend frequently for guidance counselors, nurses, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and other non-teaching education professionals.
Our courses have specific submission guidelines that are explained within both the online environment and the print-based syllabus. No need to retype the questions – just number the questions and sections (like Read and Respond, Reflection, etc) clearly, and we will be happy evaluator elves!
We will provide you with everything you need to complete your coursework; no need to cite the articles, websites and texts that are provided to you (by us) to complete the course.
Some assignments ask you to research particular topics or strategies. In that case, we ask for a simple citation (author, title, website, URL, etc); no need to use a particular citation style (like APA or MLA).
Our courses carry graduate credit through our University Partners, so we are accountable for ensuring high levels of quality and rigor. Per standard practice in the field, each 3-credit course explores the equivalent of 45 hours of content. Because everyone learns and processes differently, some folks take less time, and some take more time. Due to the nature of “self-paced” courses, we always recommend consideration of your other work, home, and life responsibilities before registering for your course(s). Only you can truly tell how long the course will take, and if you are able to complete it in a particular timeframe. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
If you don't think you're going to meet your Session deadline, you have two options:
Great learning happens within collaboration! For these situations, we have a Collaboration Policy that is clearly documented in the course syllabi. If you have questions, please contact us and we will supply a copy of the policy.
A grading rubric is included in your course syllabus that outlines the expectations for successful completion of your coursework. Also, like many teachers, we never turn down cookies or snacks (Just kidding!)
Hey, thanks for being so conscientious!
Online evaluators offer feedback on submissions for each of the course modules, so you will get a good idea of how you are doing as you move through the course.
Evaluators for Print-Based customers will give general feedback upon evaluation of submitted work.
If you would like an instructor to let you know if you are on the right track as you are working on the coursework, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback.
After your coursework is reviewed by the instructor, he or she will provide personalized feedback. Please check back into each course Module to view the response. If the work you've submitted doesn't meet requirements, you'll be given specific notes and a deadline by which necessary revisions must be received, at no penalty to you. Please don't worry- we will work with you as needed to ensure all course requirements are successfully met. None of that 30 lashes with a wet noodle business.
This has stumped us for years. Suffice it to say that we blame it mostly on the fact that the English language is a BEAST to understand. Just ask our resident German guy, Jens.
In most of our Online courses, a hard copy of a text will be mailed to you after registration. There are some courses for which the material will be completely online. At this time, we do not offer e-books for course texts.
Well, obviously first, you celebrate! Upload your coursework via our online platform:
If all else fails? Visit your friendly post office and send completed work to:
10523 165th St. W.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Once you submit your work, please give us 3-5 days (near the end of session, we ask for 5-7 days - we have a lot of work coming in at that time!) for evaluation of coursework submitted electronically, and 5-7 days for Print-Based work submitted via mail. You’ll get an email notification that your work has been returned to you so you can view evaluator feedback, and you can resubmit if necessary.
As soon as your work is found to be complete, if it is after the grade release date for the session (see #18), you will receive a course completion email from Learners Edge. This means your grade has posted to your Learners Edge record, and you will have access to your Learners Edge letter of completion.
All instructors and evaluators hold a Masters Degree, or higher, in education, and each has significant teaching experience with various grade levels and subject areas. Our super-smart instructors and evaluators are committed to providing you with quality professional development. We get what it’s like to be in the trenches of education!
Not personally, but each of us in Minnesota felt we knew him well. May he Rest in Peace.
Your course grades are posted by session. Grades will be reported to our University Partners and available to you during the date ranges listed below:
If your coursework meets all criteria, a grade will be available on your My Edge page within 3 business days for an online course being submitted and 5-7 business days of your print-based work being received.
NOTE FOR EAGER BEAVERS: You may complete and submit coursework anytime, however, grades for your session can be released only during the availability dates as listed above.
The following directions will allow you to view and print your Letter of Completion:
Please call, or contact us at email@example.com to discuss any accommodations that you require immediately following registration. We will do our best to make sure that you can successfully complete our course
To request a transcript, please click on your University Partner’s link (below) once you have received notification from Learners Edge that all grades from all your courses have been submitted. Follow the instructions for your university partner.
Please review your unofficial transcript online (via the University Partner’s page above) or contact the Registrar's office at the University Partner you selected, to ensure all grades and courses are listed before requesting an official transcript.
Use the links to specific University Partner pages for information on transcript timelines.
The cost of a transcript is typically nominal or free, varying by University Partner. Your University Partner’s link above can guide you to this information.
We gladly accept checks if registering through the mail, or Visa, Mastercard or Discover. For information or questions about a P.O. or invoicing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices include graduate credit, the course materials—including hard copies of texts – and our wonderful customer service. We will even greet you if we meet you on the street. There are no hidden fees!
Due to increased mailing costs, please add $20 to all international orders.
You can register for a course on our website at any time during the registration periods noted below. Once you receive your materials, you can get started, you overachiever, you! You have until the last day of the session for which you register to complete and submit your coursework.
Registrations will be accepted between Apr 15 - Oct 15
Registrations will be accepted between Sep 15 - Mar 15
Registrations will be accepted between Jan 1 - Jul 15
Coursework is due 11/15 (or first business day after this date)
Coursework is due 4/15 (or first business day after this date)
Coursework is due 8/15 (or first business day after this date)
Grades available September 2- December 31
Grades available January 2- May 15
Grades available May 16- September 16
Lucky for you, a course is never “full,” in traditional academic terminology, because almost all of our courses are self-paced distance learning courses. You’ll always be able to take the distance learning courses you want, when you want to take them.
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Sorry about that! Connect with us, and we can help you to figure out which course it was, and if it is still available. In an effort to remain current in our offerings, we do occasionally retire courses where there is no update or suitable replacement for an outdated text.
Our courses are graduate level continuing education courses, and all are approved as “degree eligible” by our regionally accredited University Partners.
Our courses run on semesters, in alignment with our University Partners’ calendar.
In Spring Session = 9 credits
In Summer Session = 12 credits
In Fall Session = 9 credits
We have both kinds of people in our company, and a few who are both. One person has a pet hedgehog, but no one really understands why. It’s safe to say that most of us are people who love animals.
If you'd like to take a different course, please contact us and we'd be happy to switch courses. To cancel your course, you have 30 days from the course order date (printed on your receipt) to do so. A $40 cancellation fee will apply. We are unable to offer any refunds for course cancellations after 30 days. For questions, please contact email@example.com
Coursework may be submitted whenever it is complete, even before the end of the Session. Please keep in mind that we are only able to begin processing coursework due by the following dates each Session:
Spring Session: January 2nd (or first business day after this date)
Summer Session: May 15th (or first business day after this date)
Fall Session: September 2nd (or first business day after this date)
If you are working under this deadline, we strongly encourage you to register for Spring Session (registration ends on March 15th; coursework is due on April 15th). Submitting coursework by the end of the Spring Session allows us time to evaluate your coursework and submit grades to our University Partners, so you can receive the necessary documentation required to renew your teaching license.
Continuing Education courses do not qualify for student loan deferment. Learners Edge does not offer financial aid or tuition reimbursement.
A receipt is included with your materials. If you are like many of us, and you cannot locate the receipt, give this a try:
If only the receipts from most stores were that easy to locate!
Well, we did earn the “Coolest Team” award in our (largely vacant) section of the office park, AND we have a real live German on staff, but more importantly, we are teachers and education supporters who want to make a difference in education by supporting YOU. We all agree on the following:
Plus, we are nice folks who really want to make your professional development the best it can be. Beats watching a PowerPoint, or hauling your stuff to a cold college classroom for hours at a time!
We have a variety of ways to help you connect with us.**
By Phone or Fax:
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Lakeville, MN 55044
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**We are also working on telepathy, and will update this reference table AND NASA when we figure that one out.
Our Customer Service Team is available to help you with:
Our Course Instructors are available to help you with:
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**Learners Edge does not endorse, claim expertise in, or advocate any kind of specific hair care routine or product.
Please contact us for more details on any of the following:
District/School Initiatives: We’ll partner with your district/school to offer graduate credit for extension activities tied to staff development goals/programs. Please contact us for more details.
Book Studies: As a group, select an education and research-based text to discuss, and apply your learning. This could be a text you are required to read as a school or district (pending approval).
i-Course: The i-Course is an independent study course that enables you to pursue a topic of particular personal and professional relevance and interest. You’ll choose a suitable text to help you improve both your instruction and student learning.
Tech Study: An independent study option empowering you to pursue study of a technology tool to impact instruction and student learning in new, powerful ways.
Workshops/Conferences: Learners Edge coordinates graduate credit for selected workshops and conferences.
According to IRS regulations, Learners Edge is not a qualified academic institution. Therefore, we are unable to provide a 1098-T for tax purposes. We encourage you to check with the University Partner with whom you registered for any specific tax Information unique to that institution.
Learners Edge courses offer graduate level credit (posted in semester hours) from our University Partner. All Partner colleges/universities are regionally accredited, with quality teacher continuing education programs. Although our courses are designed to fulfill requirements for license renewal and salary advancement, we strongly recommend that you seek prior approval of Learners Edge courses from your state or district before registering with us, as many state and district requirements are unique.
Please check with your state’s Department of Education to see if they have an approved list of institutions from which you can receive approved graduate credits. If your state criterion meets the following list, you may choose any of our University Partners:
Yes, each of our University Partners is regionally accredited. Please visit each University Partners page (See FAQ #1 above) for specific accreditation. Some school districts require that courses for relicensure or salary advancement be taken from a regionally accredited university; this is exactly what we offer you with our established partnerships.
If you are planning to use one or more of our courses to satisfy Pennsylvania Act 48 requirements please note the following:
Absolutely! If you don't need graduate credit you can complete a course as non-credit for a reduced price. The course requirements are the same, but you will neither receive a grade nor a transcript for a "non-credit" course. Upon successful completion of requirements, you will receive an email indicating your work was completed successfully - you will not receive a letter grade, nor be able to receive a transcript.