Education

From High School Teacher to Community College Professor

There’s nothing like seeing the look of understanding suddenly appear on the faces of students you’re teaching. Those “lightbulb moments” are the reason many choose to enter — and stay — in the teaching profession. And, sometimes, staying means transitioning from one teaching environment to another. This is the case for many high school teachers …

How Do You Become a Principal? The Path From Teacher to Principal

Teaching is a rewarding profession in so many ways. But, for some teachers, there comes a time when they feel a calling to do something that takes them beyond the classroom — while still keeping them in the education field. For them, the natural next step is to become a principal.

California Educational Leadership: The Ed.D. in Organizational Innovation

There can be few roles in life where a single person can have such a profound impact as that of an educator. Great educational leadership is almost universally accepted as a positive influence throughout our lives. Indeed, many successful people will often point to an individual teacher, professor, or coach who they will claim categorically …

Is Being a Teacher Worth It?

Workforce trends point to a looming teacher shortage in California, meaning the supply of instructors to inspire the next generation is in serious danger. The problem is hardly limited to the Golden State, however. Data from a recent Learning Policy Institute report suggested that by the 2017-18 school year, a lack of qualified teachers would …

Why Teachers Still Matter: The New Impact of Teachers

Digital disruption has changed the face of numerous industries over that past couple of decades. You don’t need to look too closely at the retail sector, the entertainment industry, or even the cab you hail on the street, to see how technology has impacted the way we engage with services —education is no different. We …

Living in San Diego: Enhance Your Life with an Educational Certificate

If you are living in San Diego and also want to teach here, you’re in luck. With more than 730 schools in the county alone, there is no doubt there is a growing need for teachers and other educational professionals in the greater San Diego region. Careers in education are often considered some of the …

How to Become a Certified Teacher: National and State Board Certifications

Certified public accountant. Licensed registered nurse. Bar-certified attorney. Many industries and occupations rely on third-party organizations to set professional standards, and teaching is no different. In the United States,  teaching credentials are issued at the state level and are usually required to teach in public schools. There’s also an opportunity to become a nationally certified …

How To Become a Certified Autism Specialist

Over the last two decades, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, has become a more frequent diagnosis among children in the United States and it’s a diagnosis that crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic divides. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD compared with one in 150 …

Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?

Early childhood education is a term that refers to the period of time from a child’s birth to when they enter kindergarten, according to Dr. Jessica Alvarado, academic program director for the BA in Early Childhood Development at National University. According to  Alvarado, it is an important time in children’s lives because it is when …

What Can I Do With a Behavioral Analysis Degree?

If you’re drawn to a helping profession, one area you may have imagined yourself working is one-on-one with children or adults who are experiencing a mental health challenge. In broad terms, counseling is one field that allows you to do that. Behavior analysis falls into this area. This rapidly growing field focuses on human behavior: …