Understanding the Challenges that Come with Teaching Special Education

Teaching can be challenging at times, but special education teachers may face additional challenges. Understanding the role of special education teachers and the challenges they face can help those in the profession, as well as the students they teach.

Announcing the NCU Make It Happen Scholarship

Have you been considering earning a higher degree? At Northcentral University, we understand that it can sometimes be challenging to make the initial commitment and then continue moving forward in your program. This can be especially true with working professionals who need to balance all of life’s obligations alongside their academic work. So, how can you make it happen?

Setting a goal is only the beginning. You have to follow through if you want to reach the finish line.

NCU Graduation Area Guide

The last assignment is turned in, your program is successfully completed, and the only thing left to do is to walk across the stage to receive your much-deserved diploma.

Congratulations! NCU is excited to welcome you to Phoenix and graduation weekend! To help you and your family celebrate your success while you’re in town, NCU has put together this guide to food, drink, attractions and recreation within 15 minutes of our host hotel, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Taking Your Education on Vacation: The Benefits of Online Learning

Ah, summer! For many, it means sun, relaxation and vacation. Adult students who are pursuing a higher degree, however, may be concerned that taking a summer vacation could delay graduation. The benefit of online learning is that you can take your studies on the road.

Congratulations to the May NCU Kick-Starter Grant Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the May NCU Kick-Starter grant recipients! These four new students who attend NCU to the completion of their chosen master’s or doctoral degree will receive a check in the amount of $20,000, which can be utilized to kick-start their goals!

The NCU Kick-Starter grant recipients are:

Juggling Education, Career, Family, and Hobbies

In 2014, I made it a goal to return to school and further advance my education. There’s no doubt in my mind that an advanced degree would provide me greater opportunities over time, and I’m a firm believer that one should never stop learning. I knew that this task would mean sacrifice, and I knew that this would be one more obstacle to juggle, but I also knew that the payoff would be worth it.

Building Creativity in Business Ventures

In today’s marketplace, consumers have many choices. As a result, businesses and entrepreneurs need to find ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace. One way to do this is through business creativity and innovation.

LGBTQ Pride Month: Working with LGBTQ Couples and Families

In its landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex,” making same-sex marriage legal across the country. As couples in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) community enter marriage, they may experience the same relational issues as heterosexual married couples, and potentially a unique set of challenges as well. For marriage and family therapists who specialize in LGBTQ couples counseling, understanding those challenges is important.

Trends in International Business

Dr. Patricia Polastri, Dissertation Chair in NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management weighs in on the trends in international business that companies considering the international marketplace should be aware of.

“In my opinion, students who want to work internationally must have political savvy, cultural awareness and speak more than one language,” said Dr. Polastri

NCU Kick-Starter Grants Offered Again in June

Due to the interest last month in the NCU Kick-Starter Grants, Northcentral University is offering the grants again in June! NCU will award a total of eight NCU Kick-Starter Grants to new students who have applied and started an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program by June 26, 2017.