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9 Questions That Can Make Your Grad School Search Easier

Americans are more educated now than they have ever been. In 2018, 21 percent held a master’s degree, with 3.2 percent completing a professional degree and 4.5 percent finishing doctoral studies. That’s a graduate school completion rate that has doubled since 2000. 
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Adult Education

9 Questions to Ask When Considering a Career Change

Nearly three-quarters of adults in their thirties crave a new career, according to a recent University of Phoenix study. Forty percent say they’re unsure which path is the best to pursue. In a rapidly shifting economy, the desire for a change of pace may be the only constant. In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2019 that the average person could expect to have 12 jobs in their lifetime. You can make the most of this new world of frequent career shifts by pursuing an education that prepares you for the economy of tomorrow. In 2018, nine out of 10 new jobs went to people with a college degree. Georgetown University predicts that by 2020, 35 percent of new jobs will require at least a bachelor’s degree. 
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Adult Education

Careers You Can Have with a Master’s in Administration of Special Education

A career in special education can be incredibly rewarding, with options for selfless people with all levels of education. However, if you’re looking to find a career at a higher level that will allow you to affect systematic change and serve as a leader in your field, earning a master’s degree in Special Education Administration might be a smart move. These are some of the roles you may qualify for.
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Student Success Tips

What Makes a Good Counselor

One in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Even if half of those afflicted people choose to see a counselor, there is a great demand of skilled professionals capable of providing therapy as their patients navigate issues like depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. 
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Adult Education

How to Navigate a Career Change in Your 30s

Nearly three-quarters of adults in their 30s crave a career change. The motives fueling these desires are as diverse as the humans themselves. Some people find that the career they thought they’d love is wholly unfulfilling. Others want to make more money, have more flexibility, or spend more time with their kids. Some industries are shriveling up and becoming less lucrative. And in other industries, possibilities may have opened that didn’t exist before. You only get one life. You spend about 90,000 hours of your life at work. So why not make the most of that time and do something you love that offers a decent paycheck and a chance to grow? 
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Adult Education

Student Success Series: How to Balance Work and School

Sixty percent of adults have considered returning to school, with 70 percent agreeing that higher education prepares adults for successful careers. While younger students often have the freedom to focus solely on school or to study while spending just a few hours a week at a part-time job, most older learners have other responsibilities. Balancing work and school can be difficult, whether your job is full-time parenting, challenging managerial work, or something completely unrelated to the degree you pursue. 
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Adult Education

5 Tools for Teaching K-12 Students

The K-12 teaching profession is essential on many levels, and It’s also one of the most rewarding and challenging callings. Despite shrinking budgets and crowded classrooms, teachers are required to ensure that each student learns to give students the opportunity to progress in their studies and to prepare them for success in life, which will impact regional and national economic health.
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Adult Education

7 Reasons to Attend a Christian College

Finding the right college takes thought and evaluation. Degree programs, tuition, classroom environment, accreditation, career placement - all are factors for consideration prior to enrollment.
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Adult Education

Benefits of Adult College Programs

Being an adult student positions you for success in ways that aren’t typically available in a traditional setting. With age comes wisdom, and, sometimes, new ways to success. There are colleges - SNU included - that offer benefits beyond the basic expectations.
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Online Degree Programs

Oklahoma Needs Counselors. Could You Be One?

While Oklahoma is a great place to live and attend college, several issues face our state that will need mental health professionals to help solve. A recent eight-part series in the Tulsa World highlights issues like incarceration rates, adverse childhood experience scores, homelessness, trauma, and more.
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