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Early childhood teachers: Take your career to the next level

Posted by Karen Grossman on Feb 16, 2017 2:42:10 PM


Are you an early childhood education professional looking to take the next step in your career? A graduate certificate or master’s could open leadership opportunities. Consider a Master’s of Education in early childhood education or a North Carolina early childhood teaching licensure, both available fully online at UNCG.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, Online Degree, Graduate Certificate

4 Reasons Why You'll LOVE Online Learning 💖💖💖💖

Posted by Miranda Lim on Feb 14, 2017 5:17:28 PM

Taking an online class doesn’t mean breaking up with education as you know it. Your classmates and instructors are only an email, video session, or phone call away. You’ll still have the support you need right at your fingertips.

Starting to feel butterflies? Here are four reasons to fall for UNCG’s online degree programs:

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Topics: Online Learning

Singing the post-Super Bowl blues? Put a MALS course in your game plan!

Posted by Karen Grossman on Feb 8, 2017 2:59:45 PM

The big game is finally over. No more football until September. And whether you are a super fan or just living with one, you may find that you have some extra time on your hands in the off-season.

Now’s the time to take advantage of the time you spent rooting for your favorite team. Take an online graduate course to get your career in the end zone.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, MALS, Graduate Courses

Does Every Workday Feel Like “Groundhog Day”? 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Career

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 31, 2017 9:35:54 AM

It feels like your work life is stuck on repeat. You’re doing the same tasks over andover. Your career has hit a dead end.

It may feel like your career is 1993’s “Groundhog Day” movie reincarnated, but it doesn’t have to take you as long as Bill Murray’s Phil the weatherman to figure out how to change course. You have options. Going back to school can help get your career moving again.

Here are 5 tips to give your career the kick-start it needs: 

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree

From Playgrounds to Courtrooms, Peace and Conflict Studies Applies to Many Fields

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 25, 2017 1:10:01 PM

If January is any indication, 2017 will have no shortage of conflict. Understanding how to create peace and resolve conflict goes beyond politics. It's used every day in neighborhoods, schoolyards, the work place, and the courtroom.

For students looking for ways to help solve problems within society, a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies teaches necessary skills to help build an environment needed for peace, social change, and respect for human rights.

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Topics: Online Degree, Peace and Conflict Studies

4 Resolutions Worth Keeping This Year

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 23, 2017 1:36:59 PM

We have the best of intentions when making New Year’s resolutions. Somewhere along the way, many of us lose sight of the things we really need to improve. Maybe cutting sweets entirely isn’t realistic but if you can’t stick to your whole list this year, here are four resolutions worth keeping.

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Career Advancement, Online Degree

Record Pay Gap between College and High School Grads

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Jan 19, 2017 4:04:38 PM
If you're on the fence about whether to finish your bachelor's degree, check out this article from ABC News, which says that college graduates are more likely to:
 
Earn more. In 2015, college grads earned 56 percent more on average than those with high school diplomas only.
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Topics: Online Degree, Earning Power

Winnie-the-Pooh's Wisdom Still Resonates With Adults

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 18, 2017 8:51:44 AM

As children, we didn’t suspect the funny predicaments of a tubby storybook bear were actually lessons about friendship and acceptance. Turns out that Winnie-the-Pooh’s wisdom is still relevant in our lives today.

“These are all observations about how a wise person responds to various challenging situations,” Gary Rosenkrantz, head of UNCG’s Philosophy Department, says of Pooh’s stories. “They embody nuggets of actual wisdom, truths about life. It’s done in a charming, fanciful way that’s accessible to children.”

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Online Degree, Philosophy

A Graduate Certificate is a Smart Resolution

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 13, 2017 2:05:53 PM

While you plan New Year's resolutions for better health and less clutter, don't overlook your career. Do you want that promotion? A different career?

Why not give your work life a makeover too? A graduate certificate may be the answer to quickly put you ahead in your field.

Here are 8 reasons why a graduate certificate is a smart career resolution for a new you.

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Topics: Graduate Certificate

Systems Thinking, Design Thinking - Two New Online Courses

Posted by Kelly Paul on Dec 22, 2016 11:58:03 AM

UNCG Online has developed two new undergraduate online courses that teach students to think critically, interpret data, and solve problems—skills that students can use in the workplace right away. 

Both courses are taught entirely online and are shorter than the traditional semester—each course lasts just seven weeks.

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Topics: Online Courses