Postsecondary (Advanced Education)

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College President: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 17, 2020

A college president is responsible for overseeing all operations — both academic and administrative — within an educational institution. The president of a college is equivalent to the CEO of a major corporation, meaning they have to ensure that their organization is successful. In a college, that means focusing on enrollment rates and student GPAs… Read More

What Are Graduate-Level Education Degrees?

By The Editorial Team January 29, 2020

Interested in increasing your educational knowledge, changing career paths, or moving into an educational leadership position? In addition to establishing your credentials as a qualified expert and potentially adding more money to your current salary, an advanced degree is an opportunity to expand your educational horizons. Pursuing an advanced degree can expand your impact on… Read More

EdD vs. PhD: Choosing the Right Doctoral Program for You

By The Editorial Team December 10, 2019

So you’ve completed your MEd and you want to further your expertise and advance your credentials. How do you decide which doctoral program is right for you? While both an EdD and a PhD focus on higher learning in the field of education, varying curriculum requirements, a different focus in studies, and differing career opportunities… Read More

Interested in getting an education-related master’s degree, but not sure which one is right for you: a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or a Master of Education (MEd)? Read this before you continue researching programs. As two graduate degrees with very similar names, the MAT and the MEd may sound like variations on the… Read More

I recently explained my strategies for structuring a class so that students would have a sense of its direction and purpose. In this entry, I will focus on how to fill class time with learning activities designed specifically for adults by using a personal example. Background on adult learners Before discussing ways to keep adults… Read More

Most teachers have, at some point, looked out over their class and noticed that, despite their best efforts, the students seemed disengaged. No matter at what level of the curriculum you teach, holding your students’ attention can be one the most difficult aspect of instruction, especially in today’s media-permeated classrooms. Keeping adult learners interested can… Read More

After listening to an NPR report on a Boston homeless shelter run by Harvard and Cambridge students, Villanova University Professor Stephanie Sena was inspired to found the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP). The non-profit organization provides emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness. The shelter is staffed by college students whose service learning experience… Read More

Adjunct Professor: Job Outlook, Education, Salary

By The Editorial Team September 1, 2015

In a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics, of the 1.5 million faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, 47 percent were part-time. Part-time faculty are also referred to as adjunct faculty. Given the large number of adjuncts teaching students, the position of an adjunct is clearly an important one. Colleges need instructors, and… Read More

Arguments about whether talent is due to nature or nurture have been around practically as long as those two words have existed. In the past, research pointed to practice as one of the most important aspects of mastery of any wide variety of skills. The idea that practice was the route to perfection was practically… Read More

Five Things to Remember Before Writing a Thesis

By The Editorial Team August 7, 2014

A thesis paper is more than just an essay–it can be seen as a student’s legacy. A thesis helps define how a student analyzes, interprets, and conveys information, helping to mold his or her forthcoming accomplishments. The significance of thesis papers extend beyond formal education, as they can be referenced time and again on cover… Read More

Reading summer school books may not be appealing for many 18-year-olds who are preparing to enter college. Nonetheless, the move to college brings several educational and philosophical shifts in dynamic that require some preparation. Students will need to engage with literature in a new way by considering context, questioning author motivations, and reflecting on the… Read More

5 Ways for African-Americans to get Money for Grad School

By The Editorial Team February 17, 2013

College is expensive, and graduate school is even more so, since money for grad school is often in the form of loans. For many, the expense of additional student loans are worth the investment; but for those who cannot take on additional debt, there are loans and scholarships available to help make a graduate degree… Read More

Four Strategies Teachers Can Use to Prevent Senioritis

By The Editorial Team January 13, 2013

As the end of the school year ends, some educators may face a challenge in keeping their graduating seniors in the classroom and paying attention to their lessons. According to a USA Today report, more than half of all high school seniors attempt to hold down jobs at the same time they are applying to colleges… Read More

An elementary teaching philosophy statement captures a teacher’s reasons for teaching, what methods he or she plans to use and examples of any teaching experience. The statement needs to be specific to the teacher’s situation. A philosophy statement is usually limited to one or two pages, but it requires some brainstorming before getting started. Here… Read More

A compelling teaching and research statement can make the difference between getting the academic job desired and having the profile ignored with dozens of other job seekers. One may not actually be asked to present a teaching statement during the job application process, but the action of writing one will help to clarify one’s goals… Read More