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WAIT Program (Working Adults Into Teaching)

This degree completion program at Reinhardt University helps working adults to take night classes and then student teach to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Small Classes taught by Experienced Educators

Classes are small so you'll enjoy support and interaction with your classmates and instructors. You'll take classes as a cohort - the students you start the program with will stay with you through graduation. You build close bonds and enjoy the camaraderie that comes from shared experiences.

The WAIT program is known for its supportive atmosphere. Convenient Locations & Class Schedules

Classes are taught on Reinhardt's main campus in Waleska, Ga. Most classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 10:30 p.m. The program includes summers and will take approximately 6-9 semesters to complete.  Each 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week terms. You will take two classes each 8 weeks: one class on Tuesday evenings and another on Thursday evenings.  With this schedule, you will be a full-time student and may qualify for a broader array of financial aid options.

Manageable Student Teaching and Field Experience

As with all Reinhardt education degrees, the hands-on experience you gain through student teaching and field experiences are critical program components. As a WAIT student, you will work out the details and scheduling of your field experiences with the WAIT coordinator on an individual basis. You will student teach during your last semester; during this time you will be placed in a school with a specific teacher for 15 weeks. If you are employed, you must quit your job while student teaching. If this might cause a financial challenge, please start planning early.

You'll Bring Credits into the Program

Each accepted student will meet with his or her advisor to determine exactly which classes will transfer into the program.

Who's Eligible for the WAIT Program?

Please ses the WAIT Program admissions requirements >

Tell Me about Costs

Your exact cost will depend on financial aid you can receive. Possible financial aid sources may include the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, the HOPE Scholarship, and Pell Grants. Please see the current tuition rates >  Please work closely with Reinhardt's financial aid counselors - they will seek to help you receive the maximum amount of aid for which you qualify. For more on financial aid>

For more specifics, read WAIT Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply now!

Any questions you have regarding the WAIT program should be directed to:

Christopher Bryan
Office of Admissions

Dr. Cindy Kiernan
Dean of the Price School of Education