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05/09/2015

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PDC with the University of La Verne has been a very positive experience. I like the variety of classes that are offered online. I have avoided finished classes for salary advancement because I ... more
reviewed by Cindy
05/09/2015

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EDUC_710P - Land Where The Blues Began
I absolutely enjoyed this course. I chose it because I lived in Memphis 20 years ago, and many of the names and places were familiar to me. In addition, the course covered the ... more
reviewed by Cindy
05/09/2015

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EDUC_715W - Renaissance: Geniuses & Gifts
I liked the information that this class gave me about the Renaissance, but I felt that the requirements were a bit more than needed for a 3 unit course. The requirement to write a ... more
reviewed by Cindy
03/16/2015

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EDUC_713K - The Differentiated Classroom
When I need to renew, I will consider LaVerne again...thank you! ... more
reviewed by Tiffani
02/26/2015

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EDUC_714K - Drawing to Enhance Learning
I was extremely pleased with all aspects of this course. The materials included a book and DVD which were sent in the mail, and I purchased a few simple art materials. (I did not use ... more
reviewed by Thia
02/06/2015

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EDUC_711W - Visit A Desert Biome
The desert biome course is amazing because it takes you outside the textbook and into the field with your camera. At the end, you end up with visually stunning photographs and an entire unit ready ... more
reviewed by sarah miller
01/12/2015

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EDUC_712Z - Understanding Autism
I am very pleased to have taken this online course through the University of La Verne's PDC. ... more
reviewed by Laura
01/06/2015

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EDUC_715H - Making Poetry Relevant to Students
This class was helpful and the textbooks contained a good variety of poems. I enjoyed working at my own pace and found the assignments thoughtful. ... more
reviewed by Karen
12/08/2014

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EDUC_711Y - Adolescent Psychology: Current Research
Overall, this is a very good course for anyone looking to review major facets of adolescent psychology. Additionally, the textbook itself offers additional resources that I found very useful. ... more
reviewed by Greg
12/03/2014

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EDUC_712I - Learning the Meanings of Words
Overall this course was very good. The only drawback was that the text was somewhat dry and technical at times. This, however, did not detract from the overall quality of the course content. ... more
reviewed by Greg
11/28/2014

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EDUC_716B - A Comprehensive and Contemporary Look at School Law
This course makes the world of school law interesting and understandable. It is applicable to my everyday teaching. The texts, however, really earned this class its 5-star review from me: I now ... more
reviewed by Greg
11/17/2014

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EDUC_710V - Drugs: Licit and Illicit
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The content was very interesting and informative. It almost makes me want to pursue a career in law enforcement! The information I have learned will not only help me professionally ... more
reviewed by melissa meier
11/11/2014

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I really enjoy taking classes on line at my own pace. I feel the books I have been given to read are from the best authors in the field (Nancy Mather/Understanding Dyslexia course). I feel ... more
reviewed by Christine
11/11/2014

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Absolutely love what you do. Your courses are not only readily available, but also wonderfully affordable! I work in a Catholic school and my pay isn't anywhere near the public school scale, and ... more
reviewed by Donna Apadula
11/10/2014

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EDUC_714A - Personal Motivation & Maintaining a Positive Attitude in the Classroom
Good course and would recommend to other colleagues. ... more
reviewed by Tim Wagner
11/10/2014

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EDUC_710B - I'm So Stressed I Could Scream!
This course will be very valuable to my teaching since it has taught me how to prioritize my time in order to not feel anxious or stressed throughout the day. I thought the exercises were ... more
reviewed by Anna
11/06/2014

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EDUC_716L - Cyber Bullying:Strategies for Balance and Safety
I LOVED this class. It was informative, easy to read and understand and had a plethora of great ideas to use in school. Being one of the senior staff at my school, it ... more
reviewed by Lyn
11/06/2014

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EDUC_711G - Female Gangs
I was pleasantly surprised by this class. The book was very, very interesting and well written. The assignments were very doable and enjoyable. I learned a great deal from this class and ... more
reviewed by Lyn
11/06/2014

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EDUC_715M - The Music and Life of Mozart
The book for this class was very interesting, although it was sometimes difficult for me to read due to small print. The listening portion of the course was appropriate and enjoyable. I would ... more
reviewed by Lyn
11/06/2014

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EDUC_714L - Beethoven: His Life and Music
This course was very enjoyable and straightforward. I found the book to be interesting and well written. The listening examples and assignments that went along with the examples were appropriate. I recommend ... more
reviewed by Lyn E.