Online Degrees Open Doors – Trevecca Expands Online Degree Options
Today’s recovering economy is a blessing. Unemployment is going down but the real struggle is not so much finding a job but stagnant wage increases. Now, more than ever, the value of a college degree is being recognized. Earning an undergraduate or graduate degree could be the deciding factor between you and your competitor for that new job or promotion you seek—but how do you accomplish this with a busy schedule?
Working adults already put in 40-hour-work weeks (sometimes more) while quite possibly taking care of a family. Some are single parents. Some have a spouse working two jobs to make ends meet and it feels like being a single parent. Fact of the matter is, when time is of the essence online degree programs are the answer. Trevecca Nazarene University recognizes this challenge and delivers a solution by expanding their online degree programs to include more increasingly sought after disciplines including:
- Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry
- Associate of Science in Business Management
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Master of Arts in Religion
- Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice
The above online degree programs add to an already established list of beneficial degree programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry
- Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL)
An exemplary past lays a foundation for the future
Established in 1901, Trevecca has a rich history of educating students in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Without sacrificing heritage, this nonprofit university has been offering flexible learning opportunities to busy adults for more than 30 years. From classes offered one night a week to the evolution of fully accredited, online degree completion and graduate programs.
Trevecca’s online programs focus on developing quality curriculum that combines the power of accomplished, credentialed subject matter with knowledgeable faculty and cutting-edge yet effective instructional methodologies. Associate Provost for Graduate and Continuing Studies, Dr. Tim Eades describes the Trevecca difference.
“Many of the online programs in today’s marketplace are text-based, reading and writing, and reading and responding,” says Eades. “While a text-based approach will most likely always be part of online education; Trevecca has intentionally sought to design a ‘2.0 model’ of online education that is much more engaging as it involves the student in deeper ways through newer technologies. Additionally, Trevecca has invested in a learning management system that is state-of-the art and a faculty who combine strong academic credentials with real-world experience.”
Adding Associate level degrees are a thoughtful approach to a growing need. From current labor reports, news and media, we know the value of a college education as it relates to earning power. In response, Tennessee has led the nation with college degree initiatives. It’s a natural progression for Trevecca to join these statewide and national initiatives that help adult students earn a college degree.
Eades elaborates, “Trevecca is committed to serving those who are employed and want to move their career forward in addition to those who are underemployed/unemployed and need to create a new chapter in their work life. We have a great history of providing quality education at the undergraduate level and are very happy to now offer the associate degree level online.”
In addition to associate degrees, those interested in a career in healthcare can now earn a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (HCA), a very useful degree in today’s job market. Limited availability of this specific degree program in central Tennessee, particularly with an emphasis on post-acute care, inspired Trevecca to offer this accelerated, non-traditional HCA program. Customized for the working adult, this online HCA program focuses on core management competencies with the opportunity to explore specialized areas through three minors options.
Expand your opportunities with a graduate degree
When expanding your career becomes a priority, graduate training is a highly specialized and motivating approach. Delving deeper into subject matter that inspires you may even seem like it’s not work at all. In addition to the highly successful online MBA and Master of Organizational Leadership programs, Trevecca now offers a Master of Arts in Religion and a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice.
The Master of Arts in Religion purposefully has no undergraduate ministerial studies requirements but provides graduate level education to those who are new to ministry. The program is a great fit for those who are already leading their congregation and want to enhance their skills and knowledge. Graduate students in this program have the option of choosing one of two specific concentrations: Pastoral Arts and Theology.
Effective leadership is the key to organizational success. In fact, it is often said that everything rises and falls on leadership. With that sentiment in mind, Trevecca is proud to launch an online format of a successful 15-year-old doctoral program focusing on Leadership and Professional Practice. This interdisciplinary leadership degree appeals to leaders in business, government, ministry, non-profit and education. Offered entirely online, the degree has no residency requirements and features a 27-month pathway to achieving a doctoral degree with the dissertation process embedded in the course work.
Life long learning and a Christian worldview
As educational experiences go, Trevecca uses a holistic approach. As a Christian institution of higher learning, the university strives to assist students in achieving a complete education that significantly impacts their personal surroundings, the workplace, church, home and the community. Some students choose the online format for the accreditation, affordability, convenience and quality. Others value these characteristics but also seek the integration of faith and learning. Regardless of each individual’s goals, Trevecca is committed to serving every student with excellence and to offer top quality online degrees.