1. What qualifications are required to
enroll in these online courses offered in co-operation with Portland
Students must possess a bachelor’s
2. Is this a master’s program?
No, but all nine courses are graduate
3. Can these courses be used toward a
It depends entirely on the master’s
program you are enrolling in. Please consult your master's program
4. Does Portland State University offer
an online master’s program?
No, not at this time.
5. Which NAMC program level are these
courses offered for?
Only our Lower Elementary program.
6. How can these courses benefit me?
Existing school teachers use these
- Move up their employer's salary
- Count as professional development
credits required to maintain their teaching certificate.
you are not an existing school teacher it is unlikely that these
courses are your best option. We recommend that you return to the Common Questions section of
7. Is Portland State University an
Absolutely, PSU enjoys the same level
of accreditation as Berkeley, Harvard, Yale, etc.
8. What are some of the unique benefits I
will enjoy by taking these courses?
- These are life-style friendly
courses designed for busy professional educators.
- No travel is required.
- All books and ancillary costs are
- Students are welcome to take, one,
two... or all nine courses.
- If you successfully complete all
nine courses, you will receive 45 graduate level quarter credits (one
full year of university).
9. Are you planning to develop university
courses for your other levels, i.e., 0-3, 3-6 and 9-12?
No, not at this time.
10. How many courses can I enroll in and
which courses are currently being offered?
You can take a total of nine courses.
We offer one course every fall, winter and spring session and three
courses every summer session. View Courses Offered.
11. How many credits will I earn?
Every course carries five (5) graduate
level quarter credits.
12. What is the difference between
quarter credits and semester credits?
Universities offer either quarter
credits or semester credits.
One five quarter credit course at PSU
converts into approximately three semester credits. Registrars and
school boards simply multiply quarter credits by two-thirds.
For example, if you complete all nine
courses (45 quarter credits), you will earn the equivalent of 30
semester credits. In both cases, this is the equivalent of one full
year of university.
E.g., One 5 credit course equals 3.3
semester credits (5 x .66 = 3.3).
13. What is the fee per course?
The fully-inclusive fee for each
course is $899.00. The course fee includes curriculum albums,
assignments, unlimited tutorial assistance throughout the course,
evaluation, voice and electronic feedback, and shipping.
Although NAMC developed and
administers these courses, official transcripts are issued directly
What kind of assignments are required?
Our assignment format includes a
series of objective and subjective questions generated from the course
material we provide, as well as one video assignment. The video
assignment requires the student to videotape themselves teaching a 10
minute lesson to a child of their choice.
How will I
receive course feedback?
You will receive course feedback via
telephone and email.
16. How will I interact with my tutor?
It is completely your choice, either
by email or toll-free telephone calls.
17. Are Portland State University’s
credits accepted worldwide?
Wherever US university credits are
accepted, PSU’s are accepted.
18. What is NAMC’s relationship with
Portland State University?
NAMC has been approved to offer these
courses in a co-operative effort with PSU’s Graduate School of
Education/Department of Continuing Education. Our agreement specifies
that we handle everything pertaining to administrative matters,
enrollment documentation, and course instruction and evaluation.
How do I enroll in these cooperative courses?
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for registration information and forms. Complete and mail your forms
along with your NAMC payment (US Dollar denominated money
order, bank draft, VISA or MasterCard) to NAMC:
PSU Cooperative Program
Surrey, BC V4P 1Z1
PSU will invoice you separately for their fees.
have a bachelor's degree- can I still enroll with NAMC?
Absolutely! You are most welcome to enroll in any of our four programs:
elementary, or upper
I still have questions, who do I contact for answers?
Please contact us if you have any further questions: