Distance learning opportunities allow Augustana to offer the best in self-paced, text-based distance learning and online courses. Several different flexible formats allow you to take a course when and where you want. These course credits will be part of your Augustana transcript.
Designed to meet the needs of professional educators, these courses fulfill requirements for license renewal when the student has obtained proper prior approval. Up to three credits from VESi, Educational Resources and Reclaiming Youth, and up to nine credits from Learner's Edge, may be transferred into a graduate program at Augustana following the guidelines in the graduate catalog.
- Learner's Edge — With more than 100 versatile, self-paced distance learning courses, Learner’s Edge courses are designed for teachers, by teachers and will help you increase student learning in your classroom.
- VESi — These interactive, online continuing education courses provide expert instruction for teachers at a pace that fits your schedule. VESi is working to convert their courses to be tablet compatible! The email that contains your course link(s) will advise if your course(s) is tablet compatible.
- Educational Resources — Courses from Educational Resources of MN help educators, administrators and coaches at all levels through week-long classes (in six states) and their video and independent study courses.
- Reclaiming Youth — Seminars from Reclaiming Youth International provide practical and proven strategies for prevention, treatment, and education of challenging children and youth. Earn Augustana credit for all the courses offered in the Summer Semminars including Life Space Crisis Intervention, Deep Brain Learning, Response Ability Pathways (RAP), The Developmental Audit, The Circle of Courage and the annual Reclaiming Youth Conference.
For more information, you may call Office of Academic Affairs at 605.274.4126 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time).
Accreditation for Augustana courses is from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Augustana also offers a variety of workshops on its campus. While most workshop participants are adults, high school seniors may also participate and receive college credit.