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2020 VISION: A Year of Teaching and Learning with Clarity

Sanford College of Education Center for Innovation, Development, Evaluation, and Research cordially invites you to attend free professional development opportunities for preservice and in-service teachers, counselors, and administrators interested in gaining insights, resources, and connections. Each session features experienced educators who will engage you in interactive workshops and provide strategies to create authentic growth and …

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 …

What to Look for in a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership

You have the desire to lead people and be a change agent at your organization — or at one you hope to work for. You have an innate sense of seeing the hidden potential in individuals and know that a superbly-running and effective team can take an organization to new heights. You are a problem-solver, …

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s of Business Administration?

When looking for an undergraduate degree with some of the same applicable and real-life skills that are learned in an MBA program, a Bachelor in Business Administration should be at the top of your list. What is a bachelor in business administration? Essentially, it’s a comprehensive business education. The BBA gives you a window into …

Public Health Careers: Why Should I Consider One?

Life expectancy is a pretty good measure of public health. Therefore, the reported decline in life expectancy in a number of high-income countries, including the United States, should sound a warning bell that the nation’s public health is facing a crisis. Experts point to a number of factors contributing to this increase in mortality, including …

Ask an Expert: Is Human Behavior Genetic or Learned?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we ask psychology professor, Dr. Brenda Shook, “Is human behavior genetic or learned?” 

What is Integrative Psychology?

Psychology is a vast field with many subdisciplines: forensic psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and even the psychology of performance. Also, among these areas, you will find integrative psychology. We asked Dr. Brenda Shook, associate professor and director of the bachelor of arts in psychology programs at National University, “Just what is integrative …

Public Health Jobs: What Can I Do With a Public Health BS?

A career in public health offers a wide range of employment opportunities with high levels of job security and good rates of pay for the right candidates. Public health jobs also come with the promise of enhanced workplace satisfaction based on the knowledge that you are making a real difference in the communities you serve. …