A University Gets Its Groupon

Groupon University OfferMost days I give scant attention to the daily deal from Groupon, as it seems like it’s always the same kind of deal — teeth whitening or a blueberry vanilla facial for my dogs. That said, today’s offer got my attention.  National Louis University, a private school that specializes in education, is actually offering a Groupon for a graduate level introductory teaching course.

Tuition for the three-credit hour course would typically run $2,232, but with the Groupon offer, it is only $950. The class is specifically geared toward those who have no experience or exposure to teaching, providing a glimpse into the realities of teaching, so those interested can figure out if they have what it takes to become a teacher. I suspect it is not for the faint of heart.

Given the declining interest in becoming a teacher, I think this is a great way (read affordable and low risk) to attract those who are interested exposed to what they can expect as a teacher. Who ever thought of using “trial incentives” in such a great way?

So in my book, this one is a GWH W.T.F. (Winner, Toss-Up or Flop) Award Winner.

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