Fisher College Agreement Allows Students to Transfer Credits in Pursuit of a Degree
Smart Horizons Early Childhood/Early Intervention courses can now be applied to degree requirements at Fisher College
15 Aug, 2016, 09:38 ET
BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An articulation agreement between Fisher College and Smart Horizons program will make it easier for students to earn their degrees. This agreement will allow students enrolled in Early Childhood Education training courses through Smart Horizons to transfer up to six credits to be used in the pursuit of an associate's degree in Early Childhood or bachelor's degrees in Human Services/Early Childhood/Early Intervention.
Through the partnership, Fisher College will accept up to 120 clock hours from Smart Horizons students, with every 20 hours translating to one college credit. Those seeking an associate's degree will receive a maximum of three transfer credits; those pursuing a bachelor's degree will be eligible for up to six transfer credits.
The Early Childhood Educator Professional Series through Smart Horizons was developed to provide continuing early childhood education for child care professionals. The program is administered completely online, enabling childcare professionals access to materials at their convenience. All courses earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and meet the professional development requirements for a CDA Credential or CDA renewal.
"We are very pleased to have established a relationship that truly benefits the students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program through Fisher College," said Dr. Thomas McGovern, president of Fisher College. "By removing barriers to progressive matriculation, we believe we can help fulfill the College's mission of expanding academic opportunity."
About Fisher College:
Fisher College is a private non-profit college located in Boston's historic Back Bay with locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleboro. For over a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life. Fisher's Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a variety of online degree programs. Fisher's "Military to Management" initiative proudly offers benefits and flexible degree options to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. Additionally, Fisher now offers a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership that combines traditional in-classroom learning methods at Fisher College's main Boston campus with the latest online learning technology. For more information, please visit www.fisher.edu
About Smart Horizons:
Smart Horizons is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida. Smart Horizons provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, customized training programs, learning management services, student enrollment and support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way organizations train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals. For more information, visit www.smarthorizons.org.
SOURCE Fisher College
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