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Why I Teach - Dr. Cynthia Akagi, Professor, School of Education

I teach at NCU because NCU has an excellent School of Education. Our School of Education offers more than 30 doctoral education specializations, making it easy for full-time educators to receive advanced degrees. I’ve taught at NCU since 2013 and I love teaching for NCU because I get to mentor educators across the U.S. and the world who are pursuing their doctorates. NCU truly cares about its students, faculty and staff. Respect for education and inclusiveness and diversity is paramount at NCU.

What Can You Do With an English Language Learning Educational Specialist Degree?

Globalization is bringing the world together, and the need for ESL specialists is growing. We list several job prospects for ESL specialists in this article. 

Trends in Higher Education: NCU Faculty Weigh In

Some of the most prevalent higher education trends in the news today include the use of technology, closer scrutiny on accreditation, great instructor-student cooperation, the need for online options, and a changing student demographic. Northcentral University professors recently sat down and discussed some of the higher education trends they see and how they impact education at NCU.

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.

Celebrating Nurses: National Nursing Week Starts Today

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th this year, and is dedicated to recognizing the important role nurses play. The Week ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12th, and is celebrated at hospitals and health care agencies with special events, health fairs and screenings.

The theme for National Nurses Week this year is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” It was chosen to encourage and celebrate nurses’ efforts to promote a healthier, wellness-focused lifestyle in themselves and their patients.

Why Pursue a Degree in Nursing Education?

As our population ages, the need for qualified healthcare workers grows. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth, and will add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024.

As a result of this fast growth, nursing schools are struggling to meet the demand for continued education for nurses, since they lack qualified teachers.

Can Learning Analytics Make You a Better Teacher?

Teachers have used data in many forms to evaluate how a student is learning and performing - from test scores to homework grades. Now, a specially tailored learning analytics for educators is helping increase teacher effectiveness and student understanding.

Learning analytics in education assess each student’s learning needs, interests, aspirations and cultural background to develop a tailored education program designed to maximize individual outcomes.

Trends in Higher Education Expected in 2017

In an ever-changing environment, education, like all professions, must adapt to maintain its relevancy and accessibility. Advances in technology, along with a new political administration, can have impacts on higher education as well as K-12 schools.  

Trends in Higher Education We Can Expect in 2017

“It’s actually difficult to predict the future right now,” says Dr. Melanie Shaw, Assistant Dean of Northcentral University’s School of Education. “There is a lot not yet known in terms of the new administration’s direction on education.”

NCU’s School of Education Announces New Specializations to Help Expand Valued Skills

With insightful feedback from our students, and rigorous research on emerging trends in the field by Northcentral University’s faculty and curriculum experts, NCU’s School of Education is launching new in-demand education specializations today:

June NCU Bright Future Scholarship Recipient: Marcia Sobers-Charles

Going Further Together: Improving Learning Outcomes Around the World

Marcia Sobers-Charles isn’t afraid of big challenges. In fact, she’s chosen to take on one of the biggest—improving educational outcomes globally.

Sobers-Charles knows that such a lofty goal can’t be accomplished alone, so she takes inspiration from an African Proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”

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