Jennifer Knutson

For adult students, completing school and earning a degree often involve overcoming obstacles that traditional students don't experience.

THE DISTANCE IN DISTANCE LEARNING

Returning to the classroom after nearly a 20-year absence, Jennifer Knutson found a comfortable and supportive place at UW-Superior. Studying all the way from Chengdu, Sichuan and China, Knutson gained an appreciation for quality online programs. 

TOOLS TO TEACH

As a Preschool Teacher at Quality Schools International, she needed a Distance Learning program with supportive advisors and encouraging instructors in order to return to school. After studying at two other institutions' Distance Learning centers, Knutson was enticed to become a Yellowjacket when she learned about the online Elementary Education program. Her experiences in the classroom and interactions with instructors have left her with only positive reviews. "Without a doubt, UW-Superior has exceptional Distance Learning instructors. They are encouraging, helpful and understanding of the demands of students."

ONLINE LEARNING

As Knutson returned to the classroom, an appreciation developed toward online courses and the ability it gives with balancing work, family and school. Having the opportunity to complete classes online has allowed her to fit college easily into her life without having to miss the important special occasions her children have. "This experience is very much worth the effort, especially the example I am setting for my two young children. I am gaining a sense of self-worth, something that was lacking previously."

STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

"Completing college is not easy, as a distance learning student or on-campus student," said Knutson . "Life presents challenges. Whether you are a traditional student or a returning student like I am, you will feel the value of your college pursuit."