Why the Blended Model of Learning Is Ideal for Milpouses - MedCerts

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ATTN Military Spouses: For a limited time, the Department of Defense has expanded eligibility for My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) to the first 1,250 approved applicants in the ranks of E-6 and O-3. MedCerts is an approved school for the MyCAA scholarship.

Going back to school as an adult is exciting. Your future is full of possibilities, and you're ready to achieve the success you've dreamed about.

As a military spouse, you face challenges many other students don't. You might have to move — or your spouse may go on deployment — before the program ends.

That's why the blended model of learning is perfect for you. It puts cutting-edge education at your fingertips, wherever you are.

What Is the Blended Education Model?

The blended model of education combines aspects of different kinds of learning. Some blended programs combine in-person and virtual learning, while others are online only.

MedCerts offers blended learning programs that let you study exclusively online, often with an opportunity to connect with employer partners for hands-on experience or jobs.

This model gives you a quality career education without the commitment of traditional classes.

Benefits of Blended Learning for Military Spouses

Blended learning fits your life as a military spouse. No matter how your life changes, it's there for you.


With a blended learning program, you can study anytime, anywhere. If you have to move, your online content travels with you — even to remote areas and overseas.

More Choice

Traditional education limits you to the programs and courses in your area. With blended learning, you can pursue the training you need to get the career you want, not just what's "available."

Personalized Learning

Personalized learning adapts to fit your needs. You can progress at your own pace using various materials, from animated demonstrations to immersive skill practice.

Interactive Programming

Blended learning isn't just about watching lecture videos. MedCerts has a variety of interactive, engaging content to ensure your education is hands-on.

Finding the Right Blended Learning Program

There are hundreds of online courses and programs, and choosing can be overwhelming. Follow these steps to find the most innovative education programs for military spouses.

Understand Your Needs, Goals and Budget

Your career education should get you closer to your goals and fit your life. MedCerts programs are geared toward nationally recognized certifications in high-demand fields like healthcare and IT.

Plus, as a military-friendly school, we accept My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship funds for spouses of active-duty service members.

Find Well-Reviewed, Expert-Designed Programs

Online education isn't a highly regulated industry, so it's up to you to check on each program's quality and reputation. Look at student testimonials and learn who designed each program and how they did it.

Each MedCerts program results from a collaboration between subject matter experts and education technology professionals. Course designers use the 12 essential elements of eLearning to ensure each program is engaging, trustworthy and effective.

Look for Programs With Strong Student and Graduate Support

Remote education isn't always easy. You'll have the occasional question, and there needs to be someone you can ask. MedCerts offers student services every step of the way, plus a career center with job boards, search advice and access to career coaches.

Getting Started With Blended Learning

With blended learning, you may study independently, but you're not alone. MedCerts has education consultants and advisors available to help you on your way — even before you get started.

Take a look at the programs we offer, then talk with one of our consultants. Let's get you ready for your new career.

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Published on February 22, 2023


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