Student Experience

As a Morgridge College of Education Online student, you will gain the skills to share the power of learning with diverse individuals, communities and organizations. Through an immersive academic experience structured around a collaborative online campus, Morgridge College’s online programs bring face-to-face discussion, hands-on learning, community and support to students wherever they live.

Live Online Classes

Weekly, live online class sessions take place in a videoconferencing format that mirrors the physical classroom. These sessions allow you to enhance your understanding of course material and build meaningful relationships with your peers and professors.

Features of the online program and classroom include:

  • small class sections of approximately 15-20 students
  • class recordings of live sessions
  • small group breakouts for discussion
  • online faculty office hours
  • tools for interactive annotating, polling and chatting with classmates

Your Online Campus

Morgridge College of Education Online programs feature an engaging online platform that houses course materials, program resources and social tools that bring the interactive aspects of the University campus online. Through the online campus, you can access multimedia coursework designed by Morgridge College’s expert faculty. Through a flipped classroom model, you will complete coursework online in advance of live class sessions, and then discuss those topics in class.

The online campus includes management features designed to ease and organize your student experience. Use cutting-edge learning tools to:

  • schedule meetings
  • track your grades
  • socialize with peers and professors
  • access campus offline and through the mobile app

Learning Offline and in Person

As an online student, you will have many opportunities to learn and connect with classmates, faculty, mentors and individuals in your community offline.

Master of Library and Information Science students will have the option to attend immersions where you can meet other students and faculty in person and benefit from hands-on learning experiences. You will also choose to complete either a capstone project or an internship as a culminating experience of your program.

If you choose the capstone project, you will conduct your own research to create a focused assessment of a topic relating to what you learned in your program. If you choose the internship option, you will complete at least 100 hours of practice under the guidance of a dedicated mentor at an approved site in or near your community.

Master of Arts in School Counseling students will participate in mock sessions in the online classroom with classmates, offering and receiving valuable feedback to strengthen your school counseling skills. You will also complete field training in P-12 schools, identified by placement specialists who will help you secure opportunities near your community. This training offers the opportunity to apply classroom learnings and gain real-world experience.

The MA in School Counseling program’s 100-hour practicum experience and two 300-hour internship experiences are designed to adhere to the standards set by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)1 and provide you with the skills necessary to address the needs of children and adolescents.

As a SchoolCounseling@Denver student, you also have the option to attend an immersion experience at our Denver campus. During this experience, you will have the opportunity to meet classmates and professors, network with University of Denver alumni and complete in-person, self-reflective exercises to enhance your school counselor identity.

Access to WeWork Spaces

Students in Morgridge College of Education Online will also have a Global Access membership to WeWork, a community of workspaces with hundreds of locations worldwide. With access to any location globally, you can reserve study spaces, meet with students in your program, and expand your network through meetups and events. WeWork amenities include: 

  • conference rooms
  • free coffee
  • reliable Wi-Fi
  • printing
  • on-site support staff

Personalized Support

You will receive support at every stage of your student journey. Dedicated admission counselors and student success advisors will help you navigate the application process, the online campus, class registration and other important steps in your degree program through graduation. You will also have access to technical support and career services throughout the program.

In addition to the faculty support and the Morgridge College student community you will join, these resources will provide the assistance you need while you gain the skills to improve the learning experiences of others.

At Morgridge College of Education Online, we know that every part of the program experience contributes to your success. Learn more about how our programs can give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to empower individuals and communities through learning.

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¹The 72-credit Master of Arts in School Counseling program from the Morgridge College of Education is designed to adhere to the standards set by CACREP. Only CACREP has the authority to determine which programs do and do not meet their standards. The program intends to submit an application for CACREP accreditation in fall 2020.Return to footnote reference