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Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni, Dr. Tricia McPheron

Dr. Tricia McPheron, a 2019 NCU graduate who earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership celebrates her 20th year in education. As the principal of Coopersville Middle School, Dr. McPheron taught for 14 years and served an additional five years as a Middle School Dean of Students/Assistant Principal in a local school district.

Side Gigs for Grad Students

Education has the power to help transform your life. We see evidence of this everyday as we hear our students’ success stories. Going back to school however, is challenging, especially at the graduate level. Not only does earning a degree take a considerable amount of your time, it also requires a financial commitment. 

Take 5: Meet NCU’s 2019 Alumni of the Year, Dr. Mike Clumpner

Dr. Mike Clumpner graduated from NCU in 2015 with his PhD in Business Administration, specializing in homeland security policy.

School after 40- Returning to class as a working professional

Education is empowering no matter your age, but going back to school as a working adult comes with a unique set of challenges. For adults in their forties and beyond, returning to class often means balancing the demands of work and family along with navigating new technology. For many, going back to school also means jumping back into the educational system after a long absence.

NCU's Teaching Through Engagement (TTE) model is key to successful online learning

At Northcentral University, we reject the “sage on stage” model of teaching – where a professor stands in the front of the room and lectures. It was never very effective in the traditional classroom, and is disastrous in an online course. Instead, we use a model, unique to NCU, called Teaching Through Engagement (TTE), © where the goal is for our students, faculty, and team members to be actively “engaged” in the University community. It is the model of faculty-student interaction that NCU uses to foster learning in our online environment.

 

Career Spotlight: Health administration

Health administrators play a critical role in the healthcare and medical service industry. Sometimes referred to as medical and health service managers or healthcare executives, those in this role may have a range of titles depending upon the facility or organization’s structure, or the roles area of focus. Regardless of title, health administrators are essential in the effective and seamless operation of medical service providers.

Career Spotlight: Cybersecurity

There are many career paths in cybersecurity, as well as many different roles available within this dynamic field. Regardless of the exact nature of the work, the goal of all cybersecurity professionals is to protect data from compromise, corruption and loss. This work is increasingly important as data continues to fuel business across all industries.

Ace your next interview

You’ve done it, you’ve landed an interview for a great job. Not only do you have the education and experience you need for the position, but you are certain that you’re a great fit for the organization. There’s just one remaining obstacle between you and your dream job, the all-important interview.

A New Model of Higher Education in the Age of Emerging Models

Historically, colleges and universities, regardless of their mission, were private or public. Later, for-profit higher education emerged as an alternative model.  Although institutions invested in new formats and modalities – such as extended-campuses, weekend and night formats and mini-courses – colleges and universities were largely private, public or for-profit.

TAKE 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni,Dr. Ellie Abdi

Dr. Ellie Abdi, an internationally recognized expert in education with extensive experience in physical education and research, earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from NCU in 2017. Dr.

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