Postsecondary (Advanced Education)

6 Education Grants You May Never Heard Of

By The Editorial Team January 10, 2013

Because of the high costs of a college education, returning to school and earning a degree is little more than a dream for some people. Fortunately, numerous education grants are available that can help fund a college education. While most people know about the Pell and other popular government grants, there are also quite a… Read More

What College Students Need to Know About the Clery Act

By The Editorial Team November 9, 2012

The Clery Act is designed to ensure that campus crime statistics are available to students and their parents who are choosing a college or university. History of the Clery Act The Clery Act is a federal law was signed in 1990 and amended in 2008 to protect crime victims, whistle-blowers and other individuals from retaliation…. Read More

First Generation College Students Graduation Rates

By The Editorial Team November 2, 2012

Graduation rates for first-generation college students — those whose parents never went to college — are notably lower than the rates for students who represent the second, third or fourth generation in their family to attend college.  First-generation students often have jobs and children who challenge their ability to focus on an education, and they… Read More

Recently, two well-known American universities—Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida—announced a free online college course program that allows anyone to take classes without paying tuition. The classes, known as massive open online courses (MOOC), are free of charge and available to anyone with an Internet connection and a healthy dose of intellectual curiosity, although… Read More

Adult GED Teacher: Job Description and Salary Information

By Robbie Bruens October 4, 2012

Job prospects can be grim for adults who haven’t earned a high school diploma. If you’re interested in helping to close this education gap, you may want to consider becoming an adult GED teacher. Adult GED teachers help adults earn their general education development (GED) certificate — the equivalent of graduating from high school. Because… Read More

The 21st-century economy depends on a diverse array of talents and occupations. The work of electricians, mechanics, carpenters, welders, and builders is essential to a functioning society. And it’s up to industrial arts teachers to equip their students with the know-how and hands-on skills to succeed in these crucial jobs. At-a-glance: Industrial arts teachers Industrial… Read More

Business professors help business leaders shape the future of our world. As researchers, business professors study the intricacies of entrepreneurship and write articles that help CEOs and their management teams imagine new ways to address complex problems. As instructors, business professors show students how to think globally, collaborate and put their ambitions to work on… Read More

Well-trained teachers arrive in the classroom schooled in pedagogy, educational theory and a range of specific skills they need to help students learn. They get that training from postsecondary education teachers. If you want to dedicate your career to preparing future generations of educators, you should consider becoming a postsecondary education teacher. Each teacher-in-training you… Read More

Graduate teaching assistants are indispensable to our system of higher education. With millions of undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities, the demand for college-level instruction far outstrips the number of professors at any given time. Graduate teaching assistants fill this gap by serving as primary instructors for undergraduates in many college courses. While giving… Read More

As demand for high-quality education surges worldwide, traditional schools and universities are struggling to keep up with vast numbers of new students eager to learn. Online educational opportunities have expanded dramatically over the past five years to fill the gap. That’s why massive open online courses (MOOCs), online degree programs and blended learning initiatives have… Read More

The jumble of headlines and news events that capture the world’s attention may seem chaotic and disordered to the untrained eye. But sociologists see things differently: They have the training to connect everyday life with larger systems that govern how societies function and evolve. Sociologists must be taught how to conduct careful analysis of social… Read More

If you’re fascinated with human behavior and you enjoy working with young adults, you might think about becoming a psychology teacher. Psychology teachers educate students in the basic concepts of why people act the way they do. The science of psychology studies human behavior based on observational analysis, the scientific method and psychological theories. Students… Read More

Learning a foreign language enriches your mind and improves your job prospects. Indeed, people who know more than one language and culture have a distinct edge in today’s global economy. That’s why institutions of higher education dedicate entire departments to teaching foreign languages. Postsecondary foreign language teachers help their students learn how to read, write… Read More

If you enjoy helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing, becoming an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher can be an excellent career choice. ASL teachers specialize in the primary language of the deaf in North America. They help deaf and hearing people integrate in a shared culture and society, and they give deaf… Read More

Community colleges are crucial to the U.S. education system. For millions of prospective college students, bachelor’s degree programs are simply not a viable option. While four-year colleges and universities have traditionally held more prestige than their two-year counterparts, the higher ed landscape is changing. With the tuition of four-year institutions on the rise, community colleges… Read More