Is Groupon the future of financial aid? Probably not, but National Louis University is taking the site for a spin, offering prospective grad students almost 60% off its introduction to teaching course, the Chicago Tribune reports. The course is specifically designed for Groupon, and assumes students have no prior teaching experience. It’s open to anyone with an undergrad degree, but if students want to take more courses they’ll have to go through the normal admissions process.
“There are all kinds of factors in the K-12 world that are really discouraging,” the school’s VP of marketing says. “We'd like (potential students) to understand what the realities are, whether you are committed to this profession ... and see if you have what it takes.” The Groupon deal goes live today: It offers the $2,232 course for $950 and will run until tomorrow, or until 25 people sign up, according to Mashable. Once students complete the class, they'll have three of the 36 credits they need for a degree. (Read more National Louis University stories.)