Creating community in the classroom is an essential part of the educational experience. Our online faculty members, as seen in the video, work hard to build those relationships in the online classroom. In fact, many of our online faculty members believe that the sense of community is even stronger in online classes than in ones on campus, and they thoroughly enjoy teaching in the online environment.
“As a teacher, I know a true educator never stops their love for getting an education,” expressed online student Brittany Colquitt. Her story truly reflects that sentiment. After getting her undergraduate degree at Kennesaw State University, Colquitt taught 7th grade social studies in Cherokee County for nine years. Now, while maintaining her job as a middle school teacher, she is advancing her education by getting her Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education online, so she can advance the education of others and continue to pass on her love of learning to her students.
Welcome to University Testing Services (UTS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs. UTS takes great pride in providing a warm and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. Many times I’ve overheard students say, “No matter how much I prepare, it never feels like it’s enough!” Preparing to take a test can be a very stressful time in the life of any student. I encourage you to utilize our services and to view us as a valued link to your university support system. Online students receive many of the same benefits as traditional students, and testing services is just one of many. Not only do online students have access to proctoring for exams, they also have access to free tutoring services and library resources.
Just days before giving birth to twins, Josie Calamari turned in her final exam. Two days after their birth, she received the email confirming she had successfully earned her Master of Education in Reading Education online. “It was like the best week of my life! Babies and my Master’s degree!” Calamari said with a laugh.