Global Education Program Overview
Interest Page for OTA@REACH UNIVERSITY
Hello, prospective student! We are honored by your interest in our program and excited to explain how our Bachelors in Global Education works.
Here’s an overview of the Global Education program, including highlights, important details, and relevant information to help you decide whether we are the right pathway for you to become a licensed teacher. For more information, please reach out to our recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is OTA?
How does the program work?
The academic program is full-time. That means that all students take a full course load every semester. Our program is also full time as in year-round. We have 15 week semesters in the Fall and Spring, where students will take 15 credits. We have a 7-week semester in the summer, when students take 10 credits.
What is the hybrid model?
We use the Oxford Tutorial Method, which is discussion and debate-based. Students should expect classes two nights per week and every other Saturday morning. We ask all students to hold Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7-10:30pm for us to schedule classes. The actual schedule will only be two of the reserved days (e.g. Tues/Thurs, or Tues/Weds) Saturday sessions are held from 8-11am (+/- one hour depending on time zone).
*In total, for in-person classes, assignments, and readings, students should expect to spend 20-25 hours per week on studies.
All of our students work in child-facing, academic positions before they start the program. We utilize your on-the-job experience to the benefit of our education. During the first 2 years, students must have 10-15 hours per week of access to teaching. Typically, there are not additional programmatic responsibilities during this time. During years 3 and 4, students must have 20-25 hours per week of access to teaching. Think of it as student teaching spread out over two years- you get about 130% of the required hours (depending on state) without having to give up your salary.
What you need to know:
How much does OTA cost?
Our tuition is $7,900 for each school year. Our students have two financial responsibilities.
Who is eligible to apply to OTA@Reach?
1. To be eligible for OTA, you must meet all of the following conditions:
2. Should I apply to OTA? Deciding to go to college and choosing the right school are personal decisions to be made by individuals and their families. Before applying to OTA, you should complete the following steps:
NOTE: If you do not currently work for a public school system, additional documentation is required, including: A) Obtained proof of citizenship status and B) Passed a background check
Things to think about
Comparing OTA to traditional programs
|OTA is…||OTA is not…|
A 4-year program for most students
A 2.5-year program for transfer students
A short cut into the classroom
|Teaching degree- so all coursework focuses on teaching||General studies degree-coursework includes General Education Requirements that focus on all topics and subjects|
|OTA uses Grants to pay for over 85% of student tuition||OTA DOES NOT USE LOANS|
|An accredited program offering bachelor’s degrees||A certification program for students who have a bachelor’s degree|