CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University has been approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an institutional participant in an initiative that provides oversight to post-secondary distance education.
Tyler Watts, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Wesleyan, said participation in NC-SARA will provide significant benefits to online programs the university offers.
“Previously, we would need to ensure that we were compliant with individual state licensure agreements if a student in a specific state wanted to enroll in our programs,” Watts said. “This required us to ensure that we were meeting up to 50 different licensure requirements. NC-SARA opens the doors of enrollment for students throughout the United States while ensuring they are being provided clear and consistent means of raising issues.”
Southern Wesleyan offers online degree programs in Business Administration and Education: BS in business administration (hybrid and online with concentrations in human resources management, management and supply chain management), BS in early childhood and family studies, MBA (hybrid and online), MBA with health care administration concentration, MS in management and leadership (hybrid and online), and a master of education in classroom leadership (literacy, learning disabilities, gifted and talented and early childhood special education content area electives available).
Watts added that NC-SARA also provides nationally recognized guidelines to help the university evaluate its distance education offerings and ensure that best practices are being followed.
“As a result of our approval to become an NC-SARA institutional participant, students can enroll in our online programs with confidence knowing that we are ensuring access to quality educational offerings regardless of their location,” Watts said.
This release provided by Southern Wesleyan University.