Goddard Partners with Teacher Institute at La Academia
Earn Your Master's Degree at Goddard College
Teacher Institute at La Academia (TILA) and Goddard College are pleased to announce an exciting organizational partnership. This innovative partnership offers Teacher Institute at La Academia educators to earn a Master’s in Education and/or Vermont Teacher Licensure (which can be transferred to Colorado). In addition, TILA educators who participate in this partnership program are able to reduce the number of credits needed to complete the Goddard graduate program.
- Study at home in a community that will shape your learning.
- Connect with students, faculty and staff during an 8-day on-campus residency each semester.
- Design your degree with individualized guidance from faculty advisors.
How the partnership works
If you completed the TILA Program, you are eligible to enroll to complete your Master’s in Education Degree at Goddard or obtain licensure in reduced time! Currently enrolled TILA students can incorporate TILA completed coursework into their studies at Goddard. Please contact an admissions counselor to discuss your unique situation.
Goddard's low-residency approach to education is designed to create transformative opportunities for both the individual educator and the educational work place. Students enrolling to complete their MA in Education can do so at the college's main campus in Plainfield, VT or the Seattle, WA site. Students enrolling to obtain licensure (with or without completing the MA in Education program) can only do so at the College's Plainifeld, VT campus. Licensure is not available at the Seattle, WA site.
Different Than Online Education
Goddard's model honors students as individuals, with specific interests, goals and needs, unlike disembodied online programs or faceless, increasingly larger university lecture halls.
Goddard invented the low-residency model in 1963, which has since been adopted by many others. Low-residency education offers the best of what distance education, online programs, and traditional campus-learning offer.
Low-residency means that at the beginning of each semester you come to either Goddard's main campus in Plainfield, VT or one of its Washington state sites in either Port Townsend or Seattle for eight days of intensive study. Residencies are a time to explore, network, learn, share, and celebrate with peers, staff, and faculty. While students work with advisors to forge individualized study plans for the semester, they also have the opportunity to attend workshops, advising groups, keynote addresses, large celebrations and a host of other rich and interesting events where they also learn from other adult students.
For 150 years, Goddard College has been committed to providing accessible and affordable education. Give one of our admissions counselors a call today at 800.906.8312 or request more information here.
- FLEXIBILITY - Goddard offers a flexible degree program that allows you to pursue a degree without uprooting or disrupting your life,
- COMMUNITY - Students have the opportunity to spend 8 days of intensive study per semester in a community of their peers.
INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING: At Goddard, you can earn a bachelor's degree that intimately connects the life you're living with what you're learning, with study that is directly relevant to the degree you want.