6 Things You Should Know About Your GI Bill

Northcentral University has military students around the world who are using their hard-earned GI Bill® benefits to pay for higher learning. And with our flexible approach, NCU is helping students take full advantage of their benefits, making us a very GI Bill-friendly atmosphere. But understanding how these benefits work can be challenging. So here are six GI Bill facts to help you achieve your academic goals.

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5 Common Core Resources for Parents

Are you struggling to understand how Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have changed your child’s classroom, homework and overall educational experience? You’re not alone. As states choose to adopt these standards, it’s not just the teachers and students that have been forced to make adjustments, it’s parents like you, too.

10 Ways to Empower Your Students in the Classroom

If you work in the field of education, you know that it is a tool that can be used to empower those who choose it. And when you teach or lead students at any level, they become empowered with the information they need to become happy, successful adults. Not only is education an empowering tool for your students, but a commitment to life-long learning through the pursuit of an advanced degree can empower YOU to control the direction you want your career to take and expand your own influence in changing and empowering lives through the power of education.

4 Tips on How to Become a Teacherpreneur

Are you an educator looking for ideas on how to take your commitment to your profession to the next level? This summer break, learn how to become a teacherpreneur and expand your influence in the classroom!

Definition of Teacherpreneur

What is a teacherpreneur? According to the Center for Teaching Quality, teacherpreneurs are "classroom experts [who] devote time to both teaching students and leading innovations in practice or policy."

4 Summer Learning Activities to Keep Kids Engaged

A mom helps her son with activities from a summer learning program.


Its official – summer break has begun. While millions of students across the country rejoice, parents are searching for opportunities to keep those wandering minds active. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to keep kids engaged in summer school or a parent looking for tips, try one of these four summer learning activities for kids.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.

The Common Core Curriculum in a Flatter, Faster World


The common core curriculum has been a long time coming. While much has been said about the challenges of its implementation, one thing is clear: the common core curriculum is a sure sign, as Thomas Friedman has reminded us, that the world is flatter and faster and those flattening elements are having an impact on the steps me must take to be competitive, which includes more thoughtfully examining what is happening in every classroom in the United States.

NCU Faculty Profile: Mentoring the Next Generation of Teachers, One at a Time

For Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D) life headed south - fast - on the first day of retirement.

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“I decided to avoid the reality of retirement by driving South to visit the states that I had not visited before: Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama,” laughs Erb.

NCU Student Profile: Education Is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Sheila Thomas (Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, candidate) has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, working at both public and private institutions. During her career, she has been able to combine her passion for education with her interest in professional development.

What the Olympics Can Teach Us about Teamwork

As we prepare for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it's only natural to stop and think about what we can take away from tonight as well as the next two weeks of competition.