Higher Education

Students will learn different ways to establish meaningful community relationships and respond to diverse community interests, while keeping an eye on current trends and relevant financial and legal aspects of higher education at the same time.

Doctorate Degree: What Is a Doctorate or Doctoral Degree?

Maybe you recently completed a master’s degree program and want to take your education — and your earning potential — to a higher level. Maybe you’re a high school senior who’s planning on a future career that requires you to hold a doctorate degree, such as becoming a psychiatrist or surgeon. Or, maybe you’re currently …

What is a Major in College?

Students today have hundreds of options when it comes to selecting a college major. In fact, there are so many options that the decision can often feel overwhelming — especially if you have limited work or volunteer experience to base your decision upon. But what is a major in college, and how is a major …

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Why It Matters

Social Emotional Learning (SEL), what is it, and why does it matter to educators? As an educator, some of the worst things you can hear a student say is, “This is stupid,” or “Why are we learning this?” Think back to when you were in school and the subjects that caused you the most frustration. …

What is a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist?

In addition to academic demands, students today must acquire an ever-growing list of life skills. They learn to cooperate effectively with peers, make social decisions responsibly, make constructive contributions to their families and communities, and attain the skills necessary to become valuable and productive members of society. An educator who specializes in social emotional learning …

How to Choose the Right Student-Parent Friendly College

Returning to school to pursue a degree is a big decision and a significant undertaking for any adult learner. Student parents face an even greater challenge, as they must manage finances, class time, studying, and course work between the never-ending job of caring for their family. Earning a degree can be a rite of passage …

5 Tips for Parents in College

Adjusting to an undergraduate or graduate degree program can be a challenge for any student. This transition can be even more difficult for a student parent who is juggling family obligations and work on top of their class schedule and school work. Despite these challenges, many parents pursue a degree in order to create a …

Resource and Help for Single Parents in College

The number of student parents who have enrolled in college has doubled over the past decade. And of those 4.3 million students with children, over 3.5 million of them are single parents. Single parents, more than any other group of college students, face some of the toughest hurdles to earning their degree. Over 88 percent …

8 Things You May Not Have Realized About Student Parents

It could be a mother of two sitting next to you in class, or a single father whose face you see in an online classroom. Chances are, you couldn’t pick out a student parent in a classroom, but there’s a good chance that you may know one.  A number of students with children often decide …

Student Parents: Balancing School, Work, & Child Care During COVID-19 

Working From Home With Kids With schools and child care facilities shutting down or moving to online instruction due to COVID-19, working from home with kids has become a daily struggle for parents. Add in working toward a certification program or online classes of your own, and you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a recipe …

Online Courses: The One Course a Month Option

When time is money and both are potentially in short supply, the prospect of going back to school can be challenging for many adult learners. For those students hoping to return to education, often after many years of being away from the classroom, traditional universities with their rigid academic calendars and semesters packed full of …

Chat with an Advisor
National University
Chat Options