Education

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Psychology is a term that most people understand and could probably define. But ask someone, “What is applied behavior analysis?” and you may get some confused responses. Applied behavior analysis is a specialty within the branch of psychology known as behaviorism. The scientists who developed behaviorism in the early 20th century believed that the best …

Ask an Expert: What Is the Importance of Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on family involvement in early childhood education. We asked Professor …

What is Early Childhood Education?

Learning does not start at kindergarten. From birth, children are exploring, experiencing, and learning from the world around them in a variety of way. The process of shaping this time of rapid development in a formal setting is known as early childhood education.

How to Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Online

In the early period from birth to eight years of age, children are making important strides in their cognitive, social, and emotional development. These critical years play an important role in creating a strong foundation in learning that will help them achieve success over the course of their lifetime.

How To Become a Spanish Teacher

Have you ever thought about what it takes to become a Spanish teacher? Maybe you were on vacation in Spain or Latin America and the natural beauty of the language struck you. Or perhaps you were inspired by everyday interactions with people in your hometown or at your university. Today, Spanish is the most popular …

The Early Childhood Credential: Online Certificate Option

If you are a firm believer in the value of a strong educational foundation and have a passion to teach young learners, pursuing early childhood education credentials will enable you to find the best child-focused career path for working in a classroom, an early learning center, or within an institutional setting. What is the Early …

How To Become A High School Teacher In California

Interested in learning how to become a high school teacher in California? Once you determine that high school — more formally known as secondary — education is right for you, you will need to complete an accredited teaching program, gain student teaching experience, and pass the state’s licensing tests to earn your teaching credential and …

How To Become A Special Education Teacher In California

Maybe your current career isn’t as fulfilling as it once was. Perhaps you’re a servicemember transitioning to civilian life and looking for your next avenue to serve. Or, you might even already be an educator, seeking an online special education credential. Whatever your personal situation, if you’re interested in working with students who have a …

How To Become A Substance Abuse Counselor

In towns and cities across the United States, there is a growing and critical need for drug and alcohol abuse counselors. Sadly, it’s hard to escape the headlines and daily stories of individuals and families destroyed by addiction, especially with opioid abuse in our country now hitting crisis proportions. People arrive at careers in the …