At A&M-Commerce, your success is our business. We have many higher-education opportunities available to those who, because of work and/or family obligations, find it difficult to access courses that are offered on scheduled days and times. We offer degree programs in a variety of online formats, including hybrid/combination online and face-to-face formats, primarily online formats and 100% online (no face-to-face courses available) formats. If you are looking to earn a degree and need to maintain a flexible schedule, one of our many online degree programs may be a great opportunity for you.
Online Programs Information
A&M-Commerce has gained state authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
As a perspective or current student, you need to understand your state licensing board's requirements during your research about courses, programs, certificates and degrees prior to enrollment.
We may notify you that you are not eligible to register for a A&M-Commerce distance learning degree program or course, depending on the status of your state of residence with regard to NC-SARA.
For more information, review our list of professional licensure disclosures.
Please be advised that A&M-Commerce offers many programs that lead to an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. Licensing authorities may have guidelines concerning prior criminal convictions that would make an individual ineligible for issuance of a given license. Applicants are encouraged to review all eligibility requirements related to degrees resulting in a license.
Note the following:
- An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license.
- Licensing authorities must establish and make available guidelines explaining why a particular offense is considered a basis for ineligibility for a particular license and other criterion that may affect the decision to grant or withhold a license. A list of current state licensing authorities related to educational programs offered can be found below.
- Local or county licensing authorities may establish additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their local or county licensing authority for more information.
- An individual has the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding their eligibility for license issued under Texas Occupations code 53.102. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the individual licensing authorities.
Texas Education Agency
Texas Board of Nursing
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
- Eligibility for those convicted of an offense: The State Board of Social Work Examiners does not provide specific inclusion or exclusion criteria for those seeking to become licensed at this time. It is reviewed on an individual basis according to the guidelines.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist
- Guidelines, including eligibility for those convicted of an offense
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- Licensed Athletic Trainer: Guidelines
What to Expect
In an online course, the student accepts responsibility for learning outcomes. The instructor’s role is that of a facilitator and guide. Rather than face-to-face lectures, the instructor will provide information through online course materials and learning activities that are accessed through the internet. Presentation of course materials will vary according to instructor design. The instructor will provide feedback and evaluation as the student completes weekly class sessions.
An online course uses a computer and the Internet to deliver lessons and for interaction between the instructor and the student and the student to other students. For students who are unable to attend classes on the A&M-Commerce campus because of distance or time conflicts, online classes allow flexibility of time and place while the objectives and content of the courses are the same as those offered in the traditional classroom setting.
There are several important sources of information in addition to the instructor. Books and printed materials, as well as web-based resources, will be important. Another important source will be other students enrolled in the course.
Online learning emphasizes process. That is, online learning involves more than the accumulation and memorization of information. In online courses, high levels of collaboration and interactivity are required to seek, evaluate, and process the almost limitless amount of available and useful information. Online courses present students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.
If you have already enrolled in an online course at A&M-Commerce and need help logging in, please follow the steps below or view the tutorial video.
Remember, being registered in an online course does not mean that you will have access to your course immediately. You will not be able to access your online course until the first class day of the term.
- The first step is to log in to myLEO.
- Once inside the myLEO Portal, select the APPS link in the navigation bar.
- Next, select the myLEO Online (D2L Brightspace) button.
- Locate the nine boxes in a square at the top of the screen.
- This is the course selector and is one way to access your courses.
- Another way is to scroll down past the announcements to the My Courses widget.
- Select the course you are wanting to enter.
- You’re in! Welcome to your course homepage!
- If you are new to online courses, don’t forget to browse around!
- Select Content to see course content.
- Get to know your course syllabus, requirements and assignments.
Technical difficulty with any part of Brightspace
- Please contact Brightspace Technical Support at 1.877.325.7778.
- Other Brightspace support options
Other support questions may be addressed to the CITE Support Services Call Center, a 24/7 helpdesk that handles computer hardware and software issues.
- The Call Center is staffed 24/7 (excluding university holidays) and can be reached at 903.468.6000.
- During university holidays, the contact phone number is 877.808.1607.
- This is an answering service that will ask for your name and phone number.
- They will contact a CITE representative who will return your call.
Contact the Office of Academic Technology Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 903.886.5511 or emailing [email protected].
Use the Campus Directory to look up contact information for your instructor if you have specific questions that need to be addressed to them.
The Velma K. Waters Library has several resources that are made available to students that are off of the main campus.
The Campus Bookstore can be a valuable resource if you need textbooks or other supplies for your classes.