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What Military Veterans Need To Know About Becoming a Teacher

Choosing to become a teacher is a lifelong pursuit for some, but a newfound passion for others. Maybe you’re drawn to working with kids, breaking down complex ideas, or reaching students who struggle academically to find their place. Teaching is a taxing profession, but it’s also an opportunity to transform students’ lives in meaningful ways and foster a deep sense of purpose. 
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Veteran Students

The Top 7 Degrees for Military Veterans

Veterans bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and hard-won wisdom to their careers, lives, and any schools they enroll in. But many struggles with the transition back to civilian life, and they may find that employers don’t understand the value of their military service. The right degrees for military veterans focus on sharpening the skills you already have so you can gain a foothold in an increasingly competitive economy. This makes you a more marketable job candidate. The right degree may also offer a faster, easier path to completion because it draws on the knowledge you spent your time nurturing in the military. These degrees are perfect options for military veterans.
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Adult Education

How to Make a Smooth Military Transition to Civilian Life

Transitioning to civilian life is no easy feat, even if you’ve been wildly successful as a military service member. In fact, a Pew Research Center survey found that about a quarter of veterans say it was very or somewhat difficult for them to transition to civilian life.  This doesn’t mean you can’t thrive when you leave the military, though. If you’ve been struggling to find a groove in your new normal, here are some of our favorite places you can turn for support.
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Adult Education

How to Navigate the Transition Back to College as a Veteran

About 5 percent of current college students are veterans. If you’re considering joining their ranks, you should know that the right college for veterans can shape a brighter, more meaningful future and permanently increase your earning potential. Yet many veterans find the transition to college daunting and worry that they will be poorly equipped for higher learning. You may be recovering from physical injuries and psychological trauma, or feel adrift without the military giving shape and purpose to your life. Perhaps you worry that you won’t understand other students, or they won’t understand you. 
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Veteran Students

What Makes a Good Police Officer?

Starting a career as a police officer can be exciting, invigorating, and even a little bit intimidating.  We reached out to existing police officers, including Dr. Patrick Calhoun who has 24 years experience with the Tulsa Police Department, and asked them what they thought is required to succeed in this profession. As you prepare for a meaningful career protecting the safety of others, consider how you can improve your skills and provide the best service possible.
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Adult Education

What Veterans Need to Know About Going Back to School

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other benefits, many veterans return to college after leaving the service. In 2017, 28 percent of all veterans over the age of 25 had completed some type of postsecondary degree or credential. 
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Veteran Students

VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer

Veterans have experienced a world many civilians never even think about, whether they’ve been deployed abroad or simply weathered the rigors of training camp. When it comes time to leave the military, these experiences continue to offer immense value. 
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Veteran Students

Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back

Going back to school after serving your country doesn’t need to come with an exorbitant price tag. There are options available to you as a veteran and adult that making earning your college degree financially feasible without putting you or your family in a financial hardship. Continue reading to discover financial aid options that will make graduation more possible than ever before.
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Veteran Students

What Are Your Options for VA Education Benefits?

Veterans benefits can change lives. Indeed, many scholars believe that in the middle half of the 20th century, the GI Bill® played a critical role in building the middle class. College became accessible to people who might never have otherwise considered it. Today, VA education benefits can also play a critical role in launching the life you want, whether you’re leaving the military now or have long held a civilian job. Here’s what you need to know to get the benefits you worked so hard for. 
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Adult Education

What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School

Going back to school after (or in the midst of) a military career is a major decision. A degree may be able to help you rise through the ranks, prepare for a second career, or improve the skills you need to own and operate a business. Whatever you hope to do with a degree, it’s important to be prepared before enrolling so you know you are choosing the best university for you and your goals.
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