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Referred to as “the other career in education,” the realm of student services has many names: student affairs, student personnel administration, student support, and university administration (to name a few). They all describe one job: an administrative position in higher education. From campus activities to financial aid to academic advising, student services includes a wide range of university positions. Regardless of where you end up within a university, being a part of student services can be challenging. It is a competitive field. Often the job requirements include having a master’s degree. So, why invest the time and financial resources to become an… more >

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You are an educator. You have dedicated your career to promoting knowledge in young people. Perhaps you are currently a principal or school administrator. Now, you are considering the role of school district superintendent. A big step? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Here are the best five reasons to become a superintendent: Reason 1: Influence The superintendent “sets the direction and tone” of the school district. By becoming a superintendent, you can direct real changes. If a curriculum or plan clearly isn’t beneficial, replace it with something better! You get the power to improve what is weak and build up what is… more >

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Todd Bierman is Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI and an instructor in our Master’s of Education – Family Life program. Todd is a leading voice in the conversation about Christian marriage and family in a time of tremendous cultural upheaval. If you are interested in Family Life Education, sign up for a free email mini-course and see if this could be a calling on your life. (more…)

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Many times in our professional life we do not arrive to our destination at the same place that we start our journey. You cannot tell what the future has in store for you and often times that future leads us to a different part of the United States. Luckily, as teachers and educators, we are blessed with living in a nation that allows us to move across state lines, while maintaining our careers, with relative ease. Should you need to transfer teaching licenses to another state your journey in doing so will be just another step in the right direction…. more >

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You’ve decided on a career path as an educator. There are many directions you can go in this rewarding career of teaching, and many decisions are still ahead of you. Most importantly, what type of teaching appeals to you most? To help guide you, one very important decision to make is whether to fulfill your teaching license or to solely complete a teaching certificate(s). Although the words license and certificate seem like interchangeable terms, there are in fact substantial differences between them. You will need to understand the contrasts as you set forth down your path as a teacher. The… more >

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This is the final post in a three-part series on who would benefit from a Master’s of Education Degree in Design and Technology.  This blog talks about why designers in particular can grow significantly from this degree. Learning happens everywhere, every day, in every circumstance. Yet, our experiences, especially in an increasingly digital world, are crafted by someone – towards some end. Even though they may not immediately realize it, designers play a critical part in these daily experiences. They provide the vehicles through which we experience our daily education. Designers invite others to join with them and share in… more >

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This is the second in a three-part series on who would benefit from a Master’s of Education Degree in Design and Technology.  This blog explains why individuals working in business or corporate settings should consider this degree. Here is a bold idea. In today’s age, every single company needs to have an individual who understands how to educate and engage both their consumers and employees. Visionaries are wanted who can capitalize on emerging technology. A Master’s in Educational Design & Technology from Concordia University Online can transform aspiring organizational leaders into actual industry leaders by giving them unique advantages over… more >

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This is the first in a three-part series on the benefits of a Master’s of Education Degree in Design and Technology. This blog starts with the lowest-hanging fruit, highlighting the benefits of the degree for individuals already working in the education world. Education is ripe for disruption. Innovators and pioneers are needed as our society constantly changes. The way we consume and disseminate information is undergoing unprecedented, rapid transformation. An educational design and technology master’s degree program can help today’s educators blossom into organizational leaders with the unique insight to maximize and shape an entire institution’s usage of technology. Educators… more >

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CUW had the honor of hosting the 2012 Online Conference on 21st Century Lutheran Education. This two day, online conference was provided free of charge using online conferencing tools to educators around the world. Conference topics included: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of the Flipped Classroom Information Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students Digital Citizenship: A Middle School Curriculum Skype Online Learning Community The Implications of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for Lutheran Schools iTeach with iPads Now, all of the recording are available for you to view free of charge. Just follow this link to view the… more >

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