Lately, American Public University established a new schooling option, MomentumTM, for our adult students. Momentum is a competency-based instruction (CBE) model that differs from conventional classroom education.
Momentum is tailored to meet your specific educational requirements and allows you to finish your bachelor’s schedule with all the skills, knowledge and abilities that companies seek. Other advantages of Momentum include shortening the total time required to acquire your degree and possibly saving on the entire value of your schooling.
The Momentum alternative brings you the exact same high quality and accredited instruction as a conventional bachelor’s degree program. The difference is you understand.
How Does Momentum Function?
Rather than enroll in our online classes, you operate with a college mentor, subject matter experts and an elastic, personalized learning platform to gain new competencies over several 16-week terms.
To begin, you and your faculty mentor create a personalized learning program, based on your discussion of this program content, to use as you progress through your academic program. Your faculty mentor will be together with you for the whole term.
For each competency you attempt, you will be offered with a subject matter expert (SME). The SME assesses your pre-assessment, provides feedback and provides you personalized study content. This will allow you to prepare for a last assessment where you must show how your knowledge, skills and abilities apply in a real, real-world circumstance.
What Are the Requirements to Enlist in a Momentum Program?
Momentum is made for students who are highly motivated and already have some experience in their chosen career field. You may be a good candidate for Momentum if you:
- Already earned your associate level (A.S. or A.A.) and are planning to start your bachelor’s program, or you are earning a second bachelor’s degree to get a different career
- Are prepared to commit 16-20 hours per week to study
- Have on-the-job experience in your chosen subject
- Seek a more personalized plan of research than our conventional programs offer
Which Academic Programs Are provided in the Momentum Choice?
Momentum is currently available for these academic programs:
- B.A. in Criminal Justice
- B.A. in Emergency and Disaster Management
- B.S. in Fire Science Management
- B.A. in Retail Management
The university plans to expand the Momentum option to other programs.
Stop by our Momentum site to learn more about this new educational path. You can also call one of our admissions representatives at 855-755-2787 for answers on how you can get started with Momentum.