Frequently Asked Questions

How much do courses cost?

The 2020/2021 cost for Wilson College courses developed in conjunction with Eduspire is $1,590 ($530 per credit) with no additional fees. Payment can be made to Eduspire by check or by credit card or can be deferred for up to 6 months through PayPal's "PayPal Credit" option. Payment directly to Wilson College is required for students enrolled in a Wilson College degree or certification program, and is available for those whose contract requires payment directly to the college.

The cost for the professional development only version of Eduspire's courses (which does not include any credits) is $795.

How can I defer my payment?

Payment to Eduspire:

If you are paying Eduspire directly for a course, payment for courses can be deferred for up to six months with no interest through PayPal's "PayPal Credit" option (minimum monthly payment required). After registration go HERE and choose "PayPal Credit" when prompted on the PayPal website.

Please note, PayPal has recently changed their refund policy and is no longer refunding their fees. Due to this change, if you require a refund and a new PayPal invoice to be sent, and a $35 fee will be added to the new invoice to cover the additional fees we incur.

Payment to Wilson College:

Please review Wilson College's deferred payment procedure and policy HERE.

Are scholarships available if my district doesn’t fully reimburse for courses?

Scholarship money is available for many courses to help offset teachers' out-of-pocket expenses. More information is available on the course registration page for eligible courses, or you may send an email to scholarships@eduspire.org to learn more. Note that Eduspire is not able to provide scholarships for courses taken as part of Wilson College's Master of Educational Technology degree program or for other course takers that are required to pay Wilson College directly.

Please note that all scholarship requests must be submitted prior to making payment for courses.

What should I do if my invoice isn’t available on the MyWilson Portal yet?

It typically takes about a week for Wilson College to process a registration and post an invoice. If you have registered for a course as part of the MET, ITS, or OIE but your invoice from Wilson College is not available on your portal account, please contact Norma Snider (norma.snider@wilson.edu) or Dr. Eric Michael (eric.michael@wilson.edu).

How many graduate-level credits can I receive?

Wilson College courses award three graduate-level credits. You are also able to take an Eduspire course as a professional development course only (which does not include any credits).

Is Wilson College accredited?

Wilson College is accredited through Middle States Commission on Higher Education. See Wilson College’s website here for more information.

Are Wilson College credits and programs recognized in all 50 states?

Eduspire's partner college, Wilson College, is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). As such, individual Wilson College graduate-level courses are recognized in all 50 states. More information about SARA is available on their website here.

The Master of Educational Technology degree is available in all states. The Instructional Technology Specialist Certification and the Online Instruction Endorsement are only available to Pennsylvania-certified teachers.

Are Eduspire instructors adjunct faculty at Wilson College?

All Eduspire instructors teaching a Wilson College course are adjunct faculty at Wilson College.

How many courses can I take in a semester?

Course takers may take up to three graduate-level courses each semester. Wilson College policy states that additional courses may be considered and require approval by the Director of Graduate Programs. If you would like to inquire about taking more than three courses in a semester, please contact Karen Fry (karenfry@eduspire.org) for more information.

How can I learn more about Wilson College's Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree program developed with Eduspire?

The MET program is a uniquely designed master's program, consisting of ten 3-credit courses - eight Wilson College courses in conjunction with Eduspire and two capstone courses. There are four focus areas from which to choose courses, as well as two elective courses built into the program. Wilson College's current advisement sheet provides more information concerning the course category breakdown.

For additional information, please use the Contact Us form on our website.

How can I learn more about Wilson College's Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) certification developed with Eduspire?

The ITS certification is made up of eight specific courses and is open to Pennsylvania certified teachers. The ITS advisement sheet linked HERE lists the eight courses. Note that the ITS certification can be obtained by itself or as part of an MET degree (by adding Wilson College's two MET capstone courses to the eight required ITS courses).

If you have additional questions, please use the Contact Us form on our website.

How can I learn more about Wilson College's Online Instruction Endorsement (OIE) developed with Eduspire?

The Online Instruction Endorsement (OIE) consists of four practical graduate-level courses developed in collaboration with Eduspire and approximately 10 hours of additional field experience per course. The OIE is open to Pennsylvania-certified teachers and can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the MET program. The four OIE course are as follows and can be taken in any order:

For additional information, please use the Contact Us form on our website.

How are online and face-to-face/hybrid courses structured?

Eduspire offers both 100% online courses and face-to-face/hybrid courses.

Online courses can be taken from anywhere and include asynchronous course work and instruction. Some online courses include scheduled mandatory online synchronous video conference sessions. The schedule for mandatory sessions, if any, is provided on the course registration page.

Face-to-face/hybrid courses include mandatory scheduled face-to-face sessions at specific locations (listed on the course registration page). Additional instruction and course work is done online, usually before, between, and after the face-to-face sessions.

The "start date" listed for a course is the date when course work begins, which may be before the first scheduled session, and the "end date" listed for a course is the date when all course work must be completed.

How are courses graded?

All courses are graded on a letter scale: A, B, C, D, F.

How do I make payment?

Payment to Eduspire:

For students not enrolled in a Wilson College degree or certification program, payment can be made by credit or debit card by going HERE and entering the email address that was used for registration.

Alternatively, checks should be made payable to "Eduspire" and mailed to:

Eduspire
P.O. Box 2012
Southeastern, PA 19399

Payment to Wilson College:

For students enrolled in a Wilson College degree or certification program, Wilson College will post an invoice to the MyWilson Portal after a course registration is received. Payment can then be made though the portal. If you are requesting deferred payment, please follow the instructions linked HERE

 

What is guaranteed registration?

Each course has a limited number of guaranteed spots. "Guaranteed registration" secures a spot for anyone who registers by the guaranteed end date and before the course is full and then pays by that guaranteed end date. This allows course takers to hold a spot on the roster by registering early without having to pay immediately.

If any guaranteed spots are not paid for by the guaranteed end date, those spots are made available to others, including the wait list, on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the tuition refund policy?

Payment to Eduspire:

Eduspire Refund Policy (for course takers paying Eduspire directly for courses)

1. For Eduspire courses that do not include a device with the course, refunds will be given as follows:

  • Prior to start of course: 100% (minus $50).
  • After course has begun but before course is 50% complete: 50% refund or 100% credit toward a future Eduspire course.
  • After course is more than 50% complete, no refund or 50% credit toward a future Eduspire course.

2. For courses which include a device with tuition (i.e. iPad, 3D printer, GoPro, etc):

  • Prior to ordering of the device (approximately 10 days prior to start of course): 100% refund (minus $50).
  • After the devices have been ordered but before course begins: 50% refund (device becomes tuition-payer’s property) or 100% credit toward a future session of the same device course.
  • After course has begun but before course is 50% complete, 25% refund (device becomes tuition-payer’s property) or 75% credit toward a future session of the same device course.
  • After course is more than 50% complete, no refund or 50% credit toward a future session of the same device course.

Note: Alternate arrangements with respect to device ownership or other Eduspire courses may be considered but cannot be guaranteed. 


PayPal has recently changed their refund policy and is no longer refunding their fees. Due to this change, if you require a refund and new PayPal invoice to be sent, a $35 fee will be added to the new invoice to cover the additional fees we incur.

Payment to Wilson College:

Students enrolled in the Wilson College MET, ITS or OIE program, or other students who pay Wilson College for a course are subject to Wilson College's tuition refund policy.

What is the course attendance policy?

Wilson College courses in conjunction with Eduspire require attendance for all sessions, except for excused absences. If you are absent due to illness or other unforeseen emergencies, Eduspire will work with you toward course completion on a case-by-case basis, subject to Wilson College, Eduspire, and instructor approval. No guarantees can be made that your specific situation will be able to be accommodated.

Where can I find a receipt for my tuition payment?

Payment to Eduspire:

If you paid Eduspire, log in to eduspire.org using your username and password.

Click on "Dashboard" on the red menu bar.

There will be a receipt under each course (click the course to expand).

If there is no receipt or the receipt is not adequate for your needs, please contact Karen Fry (karenfry@eduspire.org).

Payment to Wilson College:

If you paid Wilson College, please refer to the directions on the second page of the instructions linked HERE for printing a receipt. 

How do I access a grade report or transcript?

For Wilson College courses (Fall 2016 and forward), you can expect your grade will be available no later than 1-2 weeks from the course's end, assuming all requirements have been met, including your completed profile on the eduspire.org website. 

Your grade for each course will be viewable on your MyWilson Portal. Grade reports and unofficial transcripts will be also accessible through the MyWilson Portal. Directions for accessing your grade are detailed HERE.

Official transcripts are available from Wilson College after grades have been posted on the MyWilson Portal. To request a transcript, please print and complete the form linked HERE, and mail it directly to Wilson College at:

Office of the Registrar
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

For any questions regarding grades and/or transcripts for courses prior to Fall 2016please complete the Contact Us request form.

How many Act 48 credits will I receive and how are they awarded?

For Wilson College courses (Fall of 2016 and forward):

Upon successful completion of a 3-credit graduate-level course, you will receive 90 Act 48 credits. Wilson College will submit your Act 48 credits to PDE after successful completion of the course. In order to receive Act 48 Credits, you must submit your PPID to Wilson College on your enrollment form. If you did not enter your PPID when enrolling in the course, please contact us

For any questions regarding Act 48 credit for courses prior to the Fall of 2016, please complete our Contact Us request form.

PLEASE NOTE: If you took a course for professional development only, Eduspire is now an ACT 48 provider. If you are taking a course as a non-credit course, you will have the option to have Eduspire submit your Act 48 hours to PDE or receive a Certificate of Completion indicating the number of classroom hours (45 hours) of instruction you have received. Before your course begins, please let us know whether you would like us to submit your hours for you, or if you choose to have your school or school district submit the Act 48 hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Upon completion of the course, send an email to Karen Fry (karenfry@eduspire.org) requesting a Certificate of Completion if applicable. 

How do I learn about teaching opportunities with Eduspire?

We frequently receive requests for developing and teaching a new course for Eduspire. If this is something you would like to discuss, please use our Contact Form.

How can I get the answer to a question that is not covered here?

Please submit your question via our Contact Us form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How can I speak with someone about my particular situation?

Please use the Contact Us form to request that someone call you. Be sure to provide your phone number and the issue you need to discuss, and we will call you back as soon as possible. Thank you!

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