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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our blog articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

The California Teacher Shortage and COVID-19

Years before pandemic restrictions upturned the U.S. education industry, California was already struggling with a state-wide teacher shortage that even today remains frequently cited as one of the nation’s worst. However, the socioeconomic devastation wrought by COVID-19 — which has, as of March 2021, claimed more lives in California than any other U.S. state — …

SEL for Middle School Teachers

Social emotional learning (SEL) is fast becoming a hallmark of empowerment for middle-school-aged children, a set of tools that supports them in their secondary education and well into adulthood. Children invited to participate in SEL frameworks are, according to the American Psychological Association and others, better positioned for academic success, a reduction in anxiety and …

Why is Leadership Important in Business Administration?

It doesn’t matter if you’re running a non-profit organization, a branch of government, or a for-profit enterprise: you will always need some kind of vision for the future of your group. You’ll also need leaders who can help plan and successfully execute that vision. From motivating others to cooperate in completing necessary tasks to determining …

Skills Needed to Be an Entrepreneur

Great entrepreneurs are a combination of many different skills and traits. Some of them can come naturally, like personality traits. But most entrepreneurs will also need a variety of both technical (“hard”) skills and non-technical (“soft”) skills to help prepare them for doing business in the modern world. Precisely what skills should an entrepreneur have? …

7 Autism Behavior and Communication Strategies

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder which affects an estimated 1 in 54 U.S. children, causes a wide array of symptoms that vary in severity. Many of these symptoms impact behavior and communication, such as social withdrawal, repetition of words (echolalia), and difficulty interpreting body language or nonverbal cues.  These types of symptoms can …

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