Rays Online College Credits, John Zepp Academy Foundation Inc.

Introduction

Background of the Foundation The John Zepp Foundation was set up in the United States in 1992, following the death of Mr. John Zepp. An American doctoral student in chemistry, John Zepp knew that he was dying of cancer, and in his will requested that a foundation be set up to help needy children. The foundation lasted only a few years before closing. However, in 2010 the JZF was given new life by his brother, Raymond, who had just set up a new university in Cambodia. The JZF was an informal organization that provided scholarships to underprivileged students to attend Dewey International University in Cambodia. Raymond Zepp and his Filipino wife Shekinah retired to the Philippines in 2013 to the town of San Guillermo in Isabela Province, Luzon. They wish to continue the work of the JZF by formally establishing a Foundation to improve the education of students in the rural town of San Guillermo and nearby areas. Mission Statement The mission of the John Zepp Foundation is to improve the education of various levels of students in and around San Guillermo, Philippines. These students include pre-school students, high school students, and students wishing to attend university. Vision Statement We see an integrated educational community in San Guillermo, where privately funded activities complement public education. We see young children being prepared privately for successful entry into grade one in the public schools. We see high school students studying for their public high school classes in a serious environment for education, including study halls, tutorial assistance, educational multimedia resources, etc. We also see young adults preparing for transfer into universities through online tutorials and short courses. Some of these students will receive full or part scholarships to attend local universities. Format of Courses Each course is equivalent to a three-credit semester course in the American system. Courses are semi-intensive, that is, they meet for only two months each. A full-time load is therefore only two courses. A full-time load for a year consists of two courses per term over five terms. That is 10 courses, or 30 semester credits per year, equivalent to a comparable American university academic year. A normal course load consists of one English-language course plus one other-subject course per term. For example, in the first term, a student may take English Readings for the Social Sciences together with Critical Thinking and Logic. However, even the other-subject courses will have a strong English language component, such as reading comprehension exercises or vocabulary-building. The ROCC has contacts with many universities around the world. We will write recommendations to students who wish to transfer to specialized programs in foreign universities. Our courses also prepare students to take the TOEFL examination or the IELTS examination. Students who pass these examinations and who have taken other basic courses at the ROCC will be able to gain admission into foreign English-medium universities. Cohort System Where possible, classes will be kept intact from term to term. Through weekly discussion forums, students will get to know one another as they pursue the same classes together.

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Associate Degree in English

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years January 2019 USA USA Online Philippines Manila + 3 more

This two-year program prepares students in the English language skills for TOEFL/IELTS, basic English teaching, continuation in academic studies, call-center jobs, medical transcription, etc.

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Rays Online College Courses offers courses for students who need English language skills for a wide variety of purposes: preparing for TOEFL/IELTS examinations, transferring into a Western university, teaching basic English, working in a call-center, or transcribing medical instructions. Students normally take two courses at a time, over a nine-week term. There are 5 terms in a year so that in two years the student has completed 20 courses. Each course is equivalent to a 3-credit American course. The Associate Degree, therefore, comprises 60 credits. Courses offered to begin 04 January 2016 are English listening, English writing, The Internet, and Critical Thinking and Logic. A full list of courses is available on request. Teachers are of first-language quality, with years of international teaching experience and higher degrees.... [-]


Associate of Arts Degree

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3  November 2018 Philippines Manila USA USA Online + 3 more

Rays Online College Credits offers an online Associate Degree equivalent to the two-year Associate Degree program of many international universities. [+]

Rays Online College Credits offers an online Associate Degree, equivalent to the two-year Associate Degree program of many international universities. After completing the Foundation Year at ROCC, students may then transfer the credits into foreign (notably American or Asian) programs. The Associate Program at ROCC costs only USD4800 for the entire two years of 20 courses, compared to the $20,000 for other American two-year online programs, or compared to the average of almost $100,000 to attend two years of a private American university. The Associate Program builds upon the Foundation Year Program, whose courses are described in our description of the FOUNDATION YEAR. The additional 10 courses are again divided into 5 English and 5 core subjects. English courses are chosen from: Readings in the Social Sciences, English Idioms and Expressions, Linguistics, Etymology and Word Derivations, English Literature, Business English, and Writing the Research Paper. The five non-English courses are chosen from Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Art and the Humanities, ASEAN studies. And American studies.... [-]


Master

Master's in International Education

Online Full time Part time 2 years November 2018 Philippines Manila USA USA Online + 3 more

A Two-year course (including thesis) for international educators. Contains basic courses in research methods, as well as specialized courses such as e-learning, cross-cultural psychology, language issues, comparative education systems. [+]

Description

This program is for international educators who wish to understand the major issues in international education. Since the courses are entirely online, adults working in any country may enroll. There is a strong cross-cultural element to all courses. Graduates will achieve employment in both governmental and non-governmental sectors.

All teachers have advanced degrees in relevant subjects and years of international educational experience as teachers, planners, and administrators. An online research library will be made available to students.

A key element of courses is the online 'discussion forum', in which students from many countries and backgrounds discuss the pressing issues in education today. In addition to core courses and specialized courses, graduates will undertake a research project leading to a thesis.... [-]


Master's in International Leadership

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years November 2018 Philippines Manila USA USA Online + 3 more

For leaders of governmental, non-governmental, educational, and corporate institutions around the world [+]

This program is for international leaders who wish to understand the major issues in international leadership. Since the courses are entirely online, adults working in any country may enroll. There is a strong cross-cultural element to all courses. Graduates will achieve employment in both governmental and non-governmental sectors.

All teachers have advanced degrees in relevant subjects and years of international leadership and management experience as managers, planners, and administrators. An online research library will be made available to students.

A key element of courses is the online 'discussion forum', in which students from many countries and backgrounds discuss the pressing issues in education today. In addition to core courses and specialized courses, graduates will undertake a research project leading to a thesis.... [-]