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6 Adult Education Myths That May Keep You From Enrolling

As you enter adulthood and the busyness of life creeps in, big dreams of returning to college can feel far away. Your schedule is demanding and family responsibilities take up a lot of your time. Maybe you’re also focused on moving up the career ladder. As you consider the prospects of going back to school, it’s easy to get in your own head about whether it’s too late or if you can find the program that’s right for you. 
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7 Tips to Achieve Your Dream Career

You’re ready to turn that lifelong passion into the career of your dreams. Maybe you’re burnt out in your current role or simply feel secure enough in other areas of your life to take this leap of faith and finally go after it. Perhaps you’re ready to turn your side hustle into a full-time gig. Or maybe you want to pursue a career that allows you to travel more. 
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What Age Is the Best To Enroll in Adult Education?

Whether you’re looking to advance your career, increase your earnings, or complete your degree after an extended gap, higher education provides an avenue for achieving your next major milestone. 
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Here to Help: Student Services at SNU

Southern Nazarene University offers flexible degree programs with busy adults in mind. With courses taking place one night a week or entirely online, we make it easy for students to earn their degree all while working full-time, raising a family and engaging in their communities. Our programs follow a cohort model approach in which you progress through classes with the same group of students. This unique experience promotes a sense of belonging and support within your program.
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What You Need to Know: SNU’s Dissertation Process

Earning a doctoral degree is no longer a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. In less than 32 months, SNU’s EdD in Administration and Leadership prepares you to become an expert leader in your organization and inspire meaningful change. Plus, you can choose to complete this program entirely online or in-person.
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How to Earn an Alternative Teaching Certification in Oklahoma

If you’re second-guessing your current career path, you’re not alone. More teachers than ever before are entering the field as a second career instead of right out of college. A 2020 study found that people who enter teaching as a second career may find it less challenging and have a greater commitment to the work. So don’t discount your dreams — you may bring fresh, vital energy to nearby schools, supporting the students who need you most. 
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How an Instructional Design Degree Helps You Shape the Future of Education

A few short years ago, schools that offered remote learning were still revolutionaries dragging the industry into the 21st century. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, though. What once seemed impossible is now the norm at schools across the globe.  This sudden shift has shown how important instructional designers can be in shaping the future of education and ensuring schools have the agility to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. An instructional design degree is a great investment in your own future, as well as the future of the many students and teachers you’ll serve. 
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10 Movies That Will Inspire You to Return to College

Planning a return to college as an adult? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the dozens of decisions you must make, the time management challenges, and sometimes by the nagging suspicion that perhaps you’re not really cut out for this.  One of the things you probably learned in school — a lesson that will be repeated during your return to college — is the power of fiction to help us better understand ourselves and the world around us. The right movies can help you relax with your family, remind everyone why you’re going back to school, and inspire you to keep pressing forward.
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6 Tips for a Successful Job Interview After College

Long days and late nights of studying pay off as you cross the stage on commencement day. With a diploma in hand, you’ll finally be able to reap the benefits of all of your hard work. Landing a job post-graduation can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be, even if you’re pursuing one of these competitive fields. 
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What Will Adult Education Look Like Post-Pandemic?

In the fall of 2018, before COVID-19 hit, 35% of college students were enrolled in at least one distance education course. About 18% were taking all of their classes online.  Less than two years later, as the pandemic ripped through the globe and threatened lives and livelihoods, distance education had become the norm. Adult students could juggle work and school from home, often while helping their own kids manage virtual learning and seemingly endless Zoom meetings.  What will higher learning look like for adult students as the pandemic begins to wind down and we regain a sense of normalcy? The wisest schools will heed the lessons of the pandemic, offering students greater flexibility to honor their many commitments.
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