New Online Degree Program
Longmeadow, MA – Bay Path College is now accepting applications for its Online Degree Completion Program for Women. The program allows women with an associate degree or some college credit to earn a bachelor’s degree within 16 months.
“Bay Path is excited to offer the only online degree completion program in the nation specifically tailored to women,” said Dr. Carol Leary, president of Bay Path College. “We have developed this program to offer the flexibility of an online degree but with the same sense of support and leadership development that is a part of our highly successful One-Day-a-Week Saturday degree program.”
According to Dr. Emily Lewis, program director, unique aspects of the program include the curriculum structure and the incorporation of educator coaches. The Educator Coach will serve as facilitator and guide, so that students will develop work, life and educational skills and are less likely to lose focus or momentum. With each student, the Educator Coach provides instruction in a specific area of study and encourages the student to integrate this area of study into their career search exploration. Educator coaches are also available to assist with questions, concerns, and directions.
“In my experience, when you know someone really cares about you, that’s what keeps people in a program. You’re not just another number. You own your academic path, but we help guide you by really knowing you and listening to you,” says Dr. Sandi Coyne, lead educator coach.
Educator coaches are available for one-on-one interaction online or over the phone. They are trained to provide quality instruction as well as career and life coaching for an online environment. Small class sizes of approximately 15 students allow coaches to get to know the strengths, weaknesses and goals of each individual student.
All students will be required to complete an e-portfolio prior to graduation, as a way to connect academic experiences to the workplace.
“An e-portfolio is a wonderful way for students to keep a personal record of their achievements and be able to showcase their new skills to potential employers,” says Coyne.
All students enrolled in the Online Degree Completion Program for Women will be able to access Canvas, the school’s online learning system. Here, they can find informaton about their classes, communicate with their educator coaches and stay up to date on asssignments and grades. Students also will have the option of attending the annual spring Bay Path College Women’s Leadership Conference on the Longmeadow campus.
Detailed program information and an application is available at baypathcompletion.com or by calling the Bay Path College admissions department at 800-782-7284 ext. 1273.