Jennifer Knutson

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


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. 


As a Preschool Teacher at Quality Schools International, she needed an Online Learning program with supportive advisors and encouraging instructors in order to return to school. After studying with two other institutions' Online Learning programs, 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 Online Learning instructors. They are encouraging, helpful and understanding of the demands of students."


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."


"Completing college is not easy, as an online 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."