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  • 1. Curriculum and Teaching Online Information Meeting Welcome to the online information meeting for the Curriculum and Teaching program, this presentation will only take 20 minutes of your time and will prepare you to better understand what a Masters of Arts Education Curriculum and Teaching emphasis from Fresno Pacific University can do for you.
  • 2. About FPU
    • Program Description
    • This is an accelerated program with a focus on leadership and is designed for those who are at a distance and/or enjoy interactive online learning. Students are given a strong foundation in curriculum through engaging and challenging content in a cohort model approach. A cohort is a group of students that starts and finishes the program at the same time. The students work together in each course and become a support group for each other.
  • 3. About FPU
          • For candidates living outside of California
          • 36 units (4 units may be transferred in)
          • Online program with a one-week on-campus summer residency
          • Each cohort is designed for a maximum of 15 to 20 students
          • Coursework is completed in three semesters with a project/thesis and support course remaining
    “ My studies were completely applicable to my professional work. Any project, paper, exhibition, or application of study was focused my personal practice and relevance for everyday use.” - Leslie Catron Program Highlights * Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience.
  • 4. About FPU
    • System Requirements for Online Learning
    • In order to successfully participate in online courses, you will need the following technology and system requirements.
    • Technology Requirements:
            • Computer or laptop (Windows or Mac will work)
            • High-speed internet connection
    • Internet Browser:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above or Firefox (This browser is highly recommended for both Windows and Mac users.) Please visit the resources page at the end of this presentation for a free download.
  • 5. About FPU
    • For Windows :
    • PowerPoint Viewer for Windows
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows
    • Real Player for Windows
    • Macromedia Flash Player for Windows
    • Macromedia Shockwave Player for Windows
    • Java for Windows
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    • For Mac :
    • PowerPoint Viewer for Mac
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac
    • Real Player for Mac
    • Macromedia Flash Player for Mac
    • Macromedia Shockwave Player for Mac
    • Java for Mac
    Plug-ins * Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience.
  • 6. About FPU
    • Online learning, is it for you?
    • Characteristics you need to have:
    • Be computer literate
    • Enjoy learning online
    • Be a self-starter/motivated
    • Be able to organize and pace self to meet needed deadlines
    • “ My favorite part of the online program was the flexibility that it allowed. It made working full time and going to school a possibility.
    • I also enjoyed the camaraderie amongst our cohort. I learned so much from the peers in our class.”
    • - Bethany Buller, graduate
  • 7. About FPU
    • Benefits of online learning
    • The ability to take advantage of the liveliness and timeliness of the web in the learning experience, able to flex your learning .
    Screen shot of Moodle, an online learning tool
  • 8. About FPU
    • Course schedule, calendar sequence and course list description available on resource page.
  • 9. About FPU
    • *Tuition and Fees 2008-2009
    • *Graduate Courses (700 level) $445 per unit
    • *Teacher education course (600 level) $485 per unit
    • **Application fee $90
    • Unclassified application fee $10
    *Tuition does not include cost of books and is subject to change for subsequent academic years **Upon completion of this online information meeting you will receive a verification code to reduce your application fee to $45
  • 10. About FPU
    • Financial Aid
        • Fresno Pacific's Graduate School offers two basic types of financial aid: Scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid, and loans. Most loans and grants are awarded on the basis of a combination of scholastic or other achievement and demonstrated financial need.
        • The FPU Church Match Scholarship offers students' churches the chance to get involved in their education. FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for churches not belonging to the Pacific District.
  • 11. About FPU
    • Financial Aid Continued
    • Student Financial Aid Services Office
    • Phone: 559-453-2041 (Fresno area)              866-321-7502 (toll free) Fax: 559-453-5595 Email: [email_address]
    • *Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience .
        • Fresno Pacific graduate programs also offer a variety of federal, state and private financial aid assistance to students who would benefit from an education but need financial assistance. Such students are encouraged to apply for aid. Financial aid is awarded without discrimination to gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age or handicap.
  • 12. About FPU
    • Admission Information
    • Apply online (application available at the end of the presentation)
    • Submit the rest of the admission requirements for this individual program via fax, email or postal mail. A link to the individual program requirements can be found on the resources page at the end of this presentation.
    • Official transcripts must be received by Fresno Pacific University in a sealed envelope.
    • For questions please contact:      Graduate Admissions Office
    • Address: 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Fresno, CA  93702 Phone: 559-453-2016 (Fresno area) 888-328-0378 (toll free) Fax: 559-453-2100 Email: [email_address]
  • 13. About FPU
    • Admission Information Continued
    • International students please check with our International Programs & Services Office (IPSO) for further information, a link will be available at the resource page at the end of this presentation.
    • If seeking financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or contact the student financial services office.
    • Once your application and requirements are complete your graduate file will go to the program director for admission review.
    • Each applicant will receive a decision letter within 2 - 4 weeks of completing the application.
  • 14. About FPU
    • Transcripts
    • Transcripts submitted for admission or transfer credit become the property of Fresno Pacific University and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to other institutions. This includes making copies of transfer records.
    • Please see the resources page at the end of this presentation for Fresno Pacific contact information.
  • 15. About FPU
    • Application Fees
    • The application fee is *$90. If you submit your application by the early enrollment dates listed below, the fee is only $60. We accept applications at anytime and will continue to accept individuals until capacity is reached.
    • *Upon completion of this information meeting you will receive a verification code to reduce the application fee to $45
    •   Early Enrollment Dates:
    • Fall July 15 Semester begins in August
    • Spring   November 15   Semester begins in January
    • Summer    March 15 Semester begins in May