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Higher Education Degree Programs

Higher Education Degree ProgramsDo you exhibit excellent organizational skills, communicate effectively, enjoy working with the latest technology, and want a rewarding career in education? Then, perhaps you should consider obtaining a degree in higher education if working at a college or university sounds appealing. Higher education professionals are also very dedicated to their work.

This education will not only prepare you for career advancement, but also allow you to help individual students develop personally and professionally, obtain their degree, and find future work as leaders and inventors. The importance of higher education spans across many areas from culture to technology advancements and plays a crucial role in the economic well-being and scientific achievement of our country.

Offered at the master’s and doctoral level, these degree programs prepare students for work in educational leadership positions, such as administrators and managers. They train students to work with both staff and students in a variety of disciplines, ranging from instruction to curriculum development to educational management. Students learn about curriculum development, classroom management, and educational technologies. These programs integrate current theory, best practices, and practical application opportunities. They also provide students

Communities, Education, Happiness and Jobs

Communities, Education, Happiness and JobsA job is something that is offered by an employer to applicants with the appropriate skills. That is the simplest equation that describes finding and landing onto a job. But we now have a highly-competitive job market that people with skills beyond the minimum requirements are the first to get employed. Unemployment rates soar especially in the third world.

So how does the average citizen contend with such a situation?

Do you notice how kids are already in a rat race? There used to be a time when grade school studies were practically “child’s play”. Kids were then not pressured to read about and learn lessons that seem like doctoral studies. They were simple arithmetic exercises that were fun to solve. Humanities subjects used to be choral singing or oral reading of stories that sent kids to fairyland. Past generations were learning in happy environments.

Nowadays, kids are burdened with thick textbooks even at the tender age of nine. The serious ones spend more time on books, computers and online research as if they were

The Arts Have the Power to Transform Whole Communities

The Arts Have the Power to Transform Whole CommunitiesThis is evident in how well designed programs in the arts have boosted academic achievement and nurtured the development of well-rounded students and the community within. Playwright, Wendy Wasserstein stated “The arts reflect profoundly the most democratic credo, the belief in an individual vision or voice… The arts’ belief in potential gives each of us — both audience and creator — pride in our society’s ability to nurture individuals.”

The commonality that statement brings is the value and belief that the Arts are important to us, to our lives and to our community. The Arts inspire creativity in each of us individually; however, they breathe life into our communities. What we know to be true, throughout history, is that the Arts — all of them, evolve and reinforce beliefs and values in all societies. The Arts draw out from each of us the creativity from within to explore the possibilities as a whole. The Arts challenge, inspire, and change people because audiences are encouraged to answer questions about life, the world and the legacies they are creating.

The role of

Continuing Education Choices

Continuing Education ChoicesWhat is continuing education? It is usually defined as courses that are taken after a degree or without the purpose of receiving a degree. But the best way to describe continuing education is to give examples of what it is and is not. Here are some examples to help make the continuing education picture a little clearer:

Community education courses: Often cities or counties will offer adult education courses that teach things like art, basic computer skills, and even language courses. These classes usually do not meet more than a few weeks, but you can often take a series of courses that build on each other. The instructors of community continuing education courses are usually people from the community who have a particular area of expertise or professional knowledge to share. These courses are usually not very expensive. GED courses and ESL courses are not included in this group.

Colleges and Universities: Although you may not think of these places for non-degree courses, many colleges and universities do offer continuing education courses to update graduates’ professional knowledge or just for personal growth. Some courses can even