Teachers see students on a regular basis for an entire school year, a 20-week semester or parts of four school quarters. In addition to being an instructor, teachers often play the role of life coach, guidance counselor and/or parental figure.
According to Nicole Williams and Marie Zimenoff, who wrote “Hot Degrees to Pursue in 2014 and Beyond,” a degree in healthcare administration is on the short list of the hottest degrees to earn for some of the fastest-growing careers, which include finance, computer science, marketing, and accounting.
Whether kindergarten, high school, college or graduate school, feelings of angst always arise when it comes to the topic of the first day of school. There are many questions that arise in the minds of student and instructors alike: What will my teachers/students be like? Will I learn? Will I be able to teach this new group of students? Do I belong here?
For many professionals, achievement in the workplace serves as the ultimate self-esteem booster. Called out for a job well-done by your leader? Big boost. Got a promotion? Even bigger boost. And with each small accomplishment comes a small amount of satisfaction in knowing that we're making progress toward the pinnacle of our professional lives. After all, history tells us – our positive, healthy self-image coupled with a hard work ethic can lead to more job satisfaction, which in turn leads to success both inside and outside of the office.
Here’s a scenario: You received that well-deserved promotion to manager of the department in which you worked for two years. Two of your peers now work for you and you’ve hired two more. All the right employees are in place. At least you thought they were; but something went awry because that critical deadline was missed. That’s never going to happen again on your watch.
“What could he possibly have to be depressed about? He has absolutely everything anyone could ask for.” It’s a common misconception: assuming just because someone appears to have everything going for them – whether it be wealth, a successful career, or the perfect family – they’re not subject to problems with mental health.
Northcentral University's School of Psychology introduced three new post-master's certificates, designed specifically for professionals in psychology who are interested in further enhancing their skill sets to include new needs in the fields of mental and behavioral health.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) v. Professional Doctorate
For aspiring doctoral students, the first decision you make will prove to be one of the most important. When it comes to choosing the best doctorate program for you, how do you decide between a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Professional Doctorate?
During the summer, educators often search for ways to take advantage of time away from the daily grind of the classroom to expand their own professional development. The truth is the need for continued professional development doesn’t stop just because you’ve earned a graduate or terminal degree. If you’re looking to take that next step in positioning yourself as an expert in your field, getting published is a great way to do it.
Have you ever heard of transactional distance theory? When I recently read the latest issue of the Journal of Online Doctoral Education, I came across an article by Stephen L. Benton, Ph.D., San Li, M.A., and Ron Brown, M.A. titled, “Transactional Distance in Online Graduate Courses at Doctoral Institutions."
Northcentral University offers a variety of online certificate and degree programs from the bachelor degree level through the doctoral degree level in the fields of Business, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy.
The days of earning a broad education are long gone. Now is the time to focus your education and choose the right school and accompanying program that will take your career in the direction you want it to go.
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The things that make us different - also make us better.
All schools should be committed to the success of their students. But it's how we go about it that not only makes Northcentral University different from many of its counterparts, but in our opinion, make us better suited to truly serve you.