Education

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

Don't Blow it in the Application Process - How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

Don't Blow it in the Application Process - How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

5 Work-Life Balance Tips for Teachers Earning a Master’s

5 Work-Life Balance Tips for Teachers Earning a Master’s

July 25

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

It was once said, “To teach is to touch a life forever,” and this sentiment isn’t any truer than for special education teachers. Special education students require focused instruction to meet their educational, vocational, social, and emotional needs. Special education teachers are the men and women who meet those needs. If you are preparing to become a teacher for children with special needs, you must […]

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May 08

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

California Classrooms are in Crisis This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. But, it’s clear that this year California needs more teachers to appreciate. The state ranks second to last in teacher to student ratio and is in desperate need of more educators, so why is it so hard to get teachers in our classrooms? Dr. Stephen Cochrane, local school board member and program director […]

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April 19

Don’t Blow it in the Application Process – How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

To get accepted into a graduate program, many prospective graduate students experience the following when viewing the school’s prerequisites: Above-average GPA on transcript? Check. Strong extra circulars? Check. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member? Check. A personal essay that wows the admissions committee? Not quite. It seems that although many incoming graduate students have all the makings of an outstanding application, they have a […]

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March 06

Alliant Named One of the Nation’s Most International Universities

Alliant has been ranked number 15 in the nation for universities with highest percentages of international students. Diversity is one of the pillars upon which our institution is built. At Alliant, we tear down walls to build a better world. We are an inclusive institution. Not by word, but by deed. We serve diverse populations around the world by preparing professionals to work effectively across […]

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January 18

5 Work-Life Balance Tips for Teachers Earning a Master’s

An advanced degree is a great way to advance your career – especially in the field of education. If you’re interested in moving from the classroom into administration and taking your career to the next level, you’ll need a Master’s or Doctorate degree to get you there. Most graduate education programs allow you to earn your degree while working full-time – but heading back to […]

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January 12

Tips for Student Teaching Success

Student teaching is an important part of your journey to becoming a teacher. It can also be a highly stressful time. In addition to managing classroom responsibilities (and managing sometimes unruly students), you will also be balancing coursework in your teacher preparation program with the demands of your personal life – all while applying new principles and theories for the first time. Scared of student […]

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December 06

The Surprising Number of Teaching and Non-Teaching Careers Available with an Education Degree

When you think about career paths with an education degree, one job in particular probably comes to mind: teacher. Few degree programs have such a limited stereotypical career path as the field of education. While many graduates of an education degree program do go on to become teachers, this isn’t the only career opportunity you can pursue with an education degree. From school administration to […]

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October 26

Study Tips to Prepare for the CTEL Exam

The California Teacher of English Learners® (CTEL®) exam was developed as a method to test the competency of teachers in the skills and knowledge required to teach English learners. The CTEL exam consists of three subtests: Language and Language Development (CTEL 1): covers your knowledge of the structure of the English language and the importance of English in academics. This subtest consists of 50 multiple-choice […]

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October 20

A Guide to MBA Concentrations

An MBA is one of the most versatile and sought-after degrees in today’s job market. MBA students have dozens of concentrations to choose from, ranging from finance to management to information technology – and more. Each concentration teaches different skills and opens doors to different opportunities. In this guide, we explore eight of the most popular MBA concentrations and how to pick the one that best aligns with […]

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