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    Online & Distance Learning Courses

    Online & Distance Learning Courses
    h4. What are online courses? Online courses offer the same educational information that you would get in a traditional institution but they are held in virtual classrooms instead of physical classrooms. Everything else will be similar to campus colleges. You will still have professors, books, assignments, exams, and grades, but also more flexibility as you would learn over the internet from ...
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    Federal Financial Student Aid

    h4. What is Federal Student Aid? Federal Student Aid (FSA) is money available to eligible Americans from the federal government. FSA money is for education beyond high school and is available in several forms such as scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and loans. Federal Student’s Aid’s core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance. h4. How ...
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    Armed Forces Education Benefits Programs

    The Armed Forces offer several programs to support your education goals including the GI Bill, loan repayment, advanced education programs, and tuition assistance. If you need help in paying for your education the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, along with their affiliated aid organizations, offer you and your dependents college programs, loans, grants, and college scholarship programs. These ...
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    Select the Right Degree

    Your degree choice will affect your future career opportunities and ultimate success. This compact guide will help you choose the degree that works for you. When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline, and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need to answer before you select a degree: • Do you want to continue on ...
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    An Insider's Look at Online Learning

    An Insider's Look at Online Learning
    Ever wonder what e-learning is really like? Do you have what it takes to be a successful online learner? Cheryl Shutt and Geoff Maffett, who have both taken master's-level classes at the University of Illinois Online, and Ben Smith, a business student at the University of Phoenix, share their experience and offer their advice for learning virtually. h4. The Realities ...
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    Are Online Degree Programs Worthwhile?

    Are Online Degree Programs Worthwhile?
    Many prospective students have concerns about getting an online degree. They wonder if it will hurt their career aspirations or ability to build on their education goals. In other words, they want to know if an online degree is for real. Fear not, online programs are real, and they are offered by many big-name, fully accredited and well-known schools like DeVry ...
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    Accreditation -- Make Sure It's the Real Deal

    Getting a college degree requires time, effort and money. These three things are as precious to you as sleep -- and like sleep, they are often in short supply. As a result, if you’re thinking about getting your degree, you might be tempted to go through a mail-order or online program that saves you the hassle of taking classes and offers ...
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    What can I do with a major in ________?

    What can I do with a major in ________?
    Whether I'm working with students one-on-one, presenting to a class or another group audience or responding to students' concerns, there's one question I hear perhaps more than any other: "What can I do with a major in ________?" It's only natural to want to know more about the careers your major might lead you to, especially if you're in a ...
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now - thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience - ...
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    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major
    If you've got a major you are thinking of changing, you're far from alone. But how do you know whether you should go ahead and actually make the move? Try this checklist: h4. You're Bored to Tears in Your Current Major Courses Suppose you're majoring in chemistry, and every time you go to one of your chemistry classes, you fight ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
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    A Teacher’s Transcript: The Value of Failure

    A Teacher’s Transcript: The Value of Failure
    Teachers know a lot of stuff. We are generally respected for our knowledge and our ability to share and pass on this information to others. This kind of respect is welcomed by most teachers, so welcome in fact that sometimes we let it go to our heads. There is power in knowledge, and most teachers wield this power with professionalism and ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Third Grade Teacher

    A Day in the Life of a Third Grade Teacher
    Every year in late January or early February one of my favorite milestones in the academic calendar occurs – the day when you realize that your instruction has finally taken effect. At this point in the year It is suddenly apparent that the hard work of the past five months has paid off and the pieces have fallen into place. This ...
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    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers

    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers
    "We must do more with the talent we have," said NSDC Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh. "Nothing is more important than teacher quality," EdSec Arne Duncan said. "We must close the yawning achieving gap in this country," said Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond. With the statements of all three, we were off to the races on the issue of teacher quality and professional ...
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    Becoming a Teacher: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at Teaching asking how to land a career as an educator. We encourage anyone interested in an education career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you'll need to know on how to separate yourself from ...
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    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Teaching Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Teaching Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    h2. Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic ...
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    Advancing Your Education

    Advancing Your Education
    People of all ages are choosing to further their education by obtaining bachelors and even masters’ and doctoral degrees. Many people choose to go back to school to open new doors and get ahead in their job, as well as the rest of their lives! Sometimes it’s hard to stay in school if you think you need to be working to ...
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    Applying for Admission

    Applying to schools means more than just filling out forms. You need to understand each school's requirements, gather information, meet deadlines, and pay any necessary fees for each submitted application. In this section, you'll get a look at the school application process. It may seem a little overwhelming, but once you have a clear picture of everything that's involved, you can ...
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    Your Behavioral DNA without a Swab

    Do you know what your true talents are? What really motivates you? Why you can’t figure out the “right” job or career? Or how can YOU make your work more rewarding? Learn more Familiar questions? The vast majority of us have asked them from time to time. Now how and where to find the answers that fit YOU is the real ...
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