Sep 18, 2014
Hands-on training, mentorship and supervision experiences are a central component of the curriculum at 2U-partner programs in education, social work and nursing, including USC Rossier Online, MSW@USC, Nursing@Georgetown, Nursing@Simmons and SocialWork@Simmons. This practical fieldwork exposes students to critical real-world job scenarios and experiences that prepare them to enter the workforce as truly skilled practitioners immediately upon graduation.
"Passing the 20,000-placement milestone is a testament to the commitment of our university partners to work tirelessly on behalf of aspiring teachers, social workers and nurses to find the highest-quality local opportunities that enable them to gain critical hands-on experience in their chosen field, no matter where they live," said
"One-on-one clinical placements with an expert clinician approved by
Through 2U's cloud-based software-as-a-service platform, students attend live, small seminar-style classes and study groups and consume high-quality, self-paced content. Students also participate in practical real-world learning experiences, attend campus graduation ceremonies and receive degrees identical to those of their on-campus peers.
Approximately one-third of a student's program credits in 2U-enabled programs in education, social work and nursing are earned through courses associated with a field-based experience. To-date, students in 2U's university partner programs have completed more than 4.5 million cumulative hours of fieldwork with approximately 7,700 instructors, guiding teachers and preceptors. These experiences have resulted in nearly 20% of students later being employed in their field of study by their placement organization or agency.
2U works with each of its university partners to identify and match students with high-quality fieldwork opportunities located in each student's local geographic area. In addition to education, social work and nursing programs, 2U and its university partners also deliver academically relevant in-person immersive experiences for students in other disciplines. Examples include:
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com.
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