A Brief Description Of College Accreditation

A Brief Description Of College Accreditation

As an academic advisor, helping working professionals return to college, the most frequently asked question I receive is: “How Do I Select a Good School?” The best answer to this question is: “Select a school that is Regionally Accredited”.

School accreditation is a difficult subject to discuss because there are so many different types of accreditation. The phrase “this school is accredited” means very little because the next question is “What type of accreditation?”

Your school of choice should be Regionally Accredited. If you are an adult learner and/or have tuition reimbursement from your company, then chose an online or local school from one of the 6 regional accreditation agencies:

WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)
NWCCA (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
MSASC (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools)
NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), also known as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

If you are working for a company that reimburses your education, your company will require that your school preference is regionally accredited. To find the list of regionally accredited schools and other accreditation agencies, check the website of The Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

If you have just graduated from high school or want a training program for a future job, then you might want to look at Nationally Accreditation Schools. “National accreditation” is a misnomer. In the past, Trade and Technical Schools were accredited by National Accreditation of Trade and Technical Schools (NATTS) and the term “national accreditation” was coined for Career Colleges and Trade Schools.

Today, these schools are accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) or Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

These Trade and Technical Schools teach electronics, motorcycle repair, computer repair, construction trades, graphic design, and many other programs. The credits you gain from a trade and technical college will rarely be transferable to a 4-year college.

A few of these nationally accredited colleges have been sued by former students because the students were told the credits were easily transferable. After spending money and time for the degree, the students found they could NOT transfer any of their credits.

Distance Education Training Council (DETC) is a new accreditation formed during the fast-growing popularity of online degrees. DETC accredited schools have quality standards but are not the same standards as Regionally accredited colleges. DETC school credits may or may not be transferable to a 4-year school.

After the school gains regional accreditation, departments can apply and be granted Departmental Accreditation, based on stringent quality standards and reputation. The extra accreditation is generally preferred for graduate studies. Some of the popular departmental accreditations are:

Business departments –Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Engineering departments –Accrediting Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Nursing departments –Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Psychology departments –American Psychological Association (APA)
Social Work departments –Council on Social Work Accreditation (CSW)
In summary, a “good” school is one with Regional Accreditation.

Prestigious and competitive colleges will offer departmental accreditation for your major field. Classes from schools that are not Regionally Accredited will rarely transfer. These are the basics of accreditation.

The Home Education For Your Reserved Child

The Home Education For Your Reserved Child

Earlier, it was said that education is a privilege. Nowadays, education is considered as an indispensable part of a child’s rights. John Dewey quotes “education is not the preparation of life, education is life itself.” Education plays a pivotal role in shaping the life of an individual.

The most important aspect of leading a civilized life is education. It is the most important asset one can ever have. It is the basic parameter to have a worth and say in the social circle; the thing which matters the most is quality of education.

Education makes us capable and able to compete. As education has so much to offer, people have started to consider and acknowledge its importance in life. In a country like the United Kingdom, education has always been high on the agenda. In fact, in the UK, the concept of Home Education has been an essential part of society.

Now, the question that arises is why studying at home if schools are there. Some parents are not satisfied with the school system, or, there are simply no good schools in the nearby area. Some prefer homeschooling because of financial reasons as well.

In some cases, it may also happen that the child is not medically fit, or is autistic, to attend classes with other students. As far as the UK is concerned, Home Education is increasingly gaining grounds. There are many advantages of home education over school education. The best part of home-based education is the individual attention given to the child.

It is comfortable to study at home with a safe friendly environment in the supervision of parents. Then, every child is not the same. Some grasp easily and perform better in competition, while some find it comparatively tough to perform among a group of pupils. Home education also refrains from unhealthy competition and nagging to perform and secure better grades in the class.

Homeschooling students primarily fall under two main categories: adult learners, who could not complete school education for some reasons and are now willing to attain education, and home-educated youngsters falling in the age-group 11-18 years. Most of the schools that provide such type of schooling have the provision of written study material.

This material is studied through a typical syllabus. Self-assessment tests are also a part of homeschooling. Interaction with special tutors helps students to complete their assignments and clear their concepts. Home Education Courses may include disciplines like English, History, Geography, Mathematics, etc for young children, and subjects like Teaching, Nursing and Policing for young adults above 18.

The Business Model And Today’s Economy – A Warning To Universities And Investors

The Business Model And Today's Economy - A Warning To Universities And Investors

As spring is upon us, this is the time deans and higher education vice presidents across the land embark on their yearly budget exercise. Given the rosy economic scenario painted by improving wages, job reports, and corporate profits.

It would not be out-of-place to start dreaming of expanding their own little circles and propose larger budgets and increased hiring for their respective units – what Warren Buffett has dubbed the institutional imperative. My warning: beware!

As an academician, I have often heard high-ranking officials espouse how public universities should be run using a business model. My own university president is a strong proponent of the idea. The problem is that universities are saddled with challenges most companies don’t have to deal with.

For example:

Let us suppose that the demand for your company’s product goes down. To keep your company viable and responsible to stockholders you will cut down on production. Fewer sales mean less personnel will be needed leading to workforce reductions. Despite lower revenue, the bottom line is kept steady by lowering expenses for materials and personnel.

Let’s look at what happens at a university. Let’s suppose demand for your product, classes, goes down – i.e., fewer students are enrolled. The cost of materials to run a class is minimal as compared to personnel and physical plant costs.

You can’t shut down buildings so your only recourse is personnel reductions. Problem corporations don’t have. They never have a case where the few remaining clients demand that the company put out as much product as before the reduction in demand. But if you have a class of 40 reduced to 30 or even 20 students the university cannot cancel it.

These students registered for the class well in advance, before the semester even began. Their schedules and even graduation are predicated on it. If the class does not make, students will be in an uproar and in this day and age they have no trouble letting the world know – online. As the news becomes viral, the university will gain a bad reputation. It will affect future enrollment. Any whisper of lower enrollment sends chills down high administrator’s backs.

Here is another difference between corporations and higher education providers. Corporation hires are more fungible. If you let go, someone, all you need is several weeks’ notice. Not so for academia. You may let go of staff personnel that way but instructors are on an academic year contract.

University administrators may decide not to renew a contract for a non-tenured instructor after the academic year but they cannot terminate during. That means hiring and budget decisions have to be made well in advance.

I was in the middle of this dilemma. I was the founder and Chair of the Idaho State University Budget Committee. Our mandate, as I saw it, was to keep abreast of economic developments so we could best advise administrators of “hiccups” leading to reductions in state allocations to higher education.

Once those came about, we would provide advice on budget allocations to programs and hiring. Academic hires have to be done months ahead of time so timely input meant looking ahead at least six months.

It was within that time frame I warned our higher administration of the coming economic slowdown and real estate problems at the epicenter of the Financial Crisis. That message went unheeded at the time so, for the next couple of years, our committee was saddled with helping the administration muddle through ever diminishing budgets.

The unemployment rate at the time of my warning was 4.4%, wages increased by 0.3% for the month and 4.4% for the year, and S&P 500 profits were up 16% for the year. GDP growth was pegged at 3%. Sound familiar? There was plenty of reason to be optimistic and yet, the future did not play out that way. The same will happen this year, although the main factors behind the economic stall will be different.

There is a financial storm developing. This time around, the low-pressure front will be due to demographic forces resulting in a decrease in spending from the 46-50 age group, a group dubbed the peak spenders. There will be a prolonged and marked decrease in consumer spending that will lead to a protracted economic downturn starting this year and lasting as long as 2023.

State general accounts will dwindle as sales tax revenues drop and a rise in unemployment leads to lower personal tax revenues. These are the two main pillars filling state coffers. The two others are real estate and corporate taxes. While real estate tax revenue will remain steady, corporate tax revenue will mirror plummeting corporate profits.

The bottom line is that state support for public universities will take a cut and once again these institutions will have the difficult task of managing their budgets by reducing personnel. This is, therefore, no time to be dreaming about expanding departments, but instead, a time of planning for retrenchment.

Administrators should shun the temptation to pass down the buck and use university reserves to meet the immediate challenge. Next year will be no better. In fact, this downhill process will continue to get worse, and as I mentioned above, will last until 2023. University officials will be forced to face the music at some point in time so they might as well brainstorm and come up with a 5- or 6-year plan to deal with the malaise.

The warning goes double for those invested in the stock market. The same forces at work within state finances will also hobble our economy and wreak havoc on corporate profits and prices. Stock portfolios will take a substantial hit. My advice is to heed the current stock market warning.

We just went through a correction, but these are only birth pangs of the financial storm ahead. The wise will use any uptick as an opportunity to whittle down stock holdings. There will be many who will mock me now, but when the brunt of the tempest comes you will want to be totally out of the stock market.

Get A Jump Start On Life Early College Boosts Opportunity For Teens

Get A Jump Start On Life Early College Boosts Opportunity For Teens

It was “Pomp and Circumstance” once more this spring as we attended another college graduation. This time, my 19-year-old son was graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In less than a month, he would start his new position as an Assistant Technical Analyst in a Fortune 500 corporation. But wait… at nineteen, isn’t he supposed to be starting college?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen the point in wasting time. I was always the kid who read ahead in class, finished homework before leaving school for the day, and saw no point in filling out sixteen workbook pages on a concept I already knew. When it came to educating my four boys, I’ve taken a similar approach. Once the basics of a subject are mastered, they can move ahead as quickly as they like, earning college credit while still in high school. Why not?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.” Although traditional education has decreed that primary and secondary education should take twelve or thirteen years to complete, there is no good reason to spend that amount of time, unless you want to.

For homeschooling families, there are much more productive ways to spend those dozen years than crawling through a traditional course of study. The most compelling benefits of earning college credit during high school include increased credibility for the homeschool transcript and dramatic savings in the time and money needed to obtain a college degree. Let’s talk about these benefits and the two simplest ways you can start earning credit – standardized college-level exams and community college classes.


Show What You Know While diversity is one of homeschooling’s greatest assets, it can also be perceived as a liability. Pity the poor college admissions officer who has to wade through hundreds of applications and transcripts each week!

When dealing with an accredited public or private school, he knows there is an objective system for assigning grades. When dealing with a homeschooler’s application, though, he has no idea how objectively or by what standards grades are assigned. It makes it difficult to measure a homeschooler against someone who has been traditionally schooled.

So how can a student measurably and credibly demonstrate his learning? A parent-created high school transcript is a start, but it won’t tell the whole story unless it shows results from standardized tests or grades from sources other than the parent. When an admission officer sees on a transcript that a homeschooled student has taken English Literature and earned a ‘B,’ he has no way of knowing the scope and depth of the student’s work.

However, if the transcript lists a standardized test score or college grade along with the parent-granted grade, the admissions officer immediately has a better picture of what the student has studied and how well he understood the material. This gives him an objective point of reference, and as a bonus, may also impress him!

Save Time: Turn Study Hours into Credit Hours I recently read that it is taking students longer than ever to earn a four-year college degree. Some students are juggling jobs and school, while others have had difficulty settling on a major. Imagine what an advantage a student would have if he or she entered college with a year or two of college credit that was accumulated during the high school years! This credit cushion would provide several wonderful options. The student could:

* Choose to graduate early

* Spend a year exploring classes that look interesting

* Opt for a double major

* Start a microbusiness

* Spend time as an intern or volunteer

* Travel

By learning deeply and purposefully, and investing a little time in testing or college classes during high school, you can make the most of the high school years, and open doors to many interesting opportunities.

Money: A Penny Saved is a Dollar Earned Community college classes and college-level exams are a cheap way to earn college credit. Classes usually cost considerably less than $100 per credit hour, and most exams cost less than $100 for three to six credits.

That works out to less than thirty dollars per credit hour for three-credit exams and less than twenty dollars per credit for six-credit exams. Compared with community college classes, which are reasonable enough, exams come out way ahead, unless your state pays for community college classes when they are taken as a dual-credit option.

Why College-Level Exams? There are two benefits you can earn with exams such as the AP, CLEP, or DSST – advanced placement (also known as “testing out” of otherwise required classes), or actual college credit. The decision as to which benefit to grant rests with the college you choose, but either way, you add credibility to your transcript and save both time and money by taking them.

The beauty of exams is that they don’t cause a lot of extra work. Any high-school subject can be broadened and deepened to college-level, especially a subject in which the student has a natural interest.

The exams measure whether a student has acquired knowledge and understanding that is approximately comparable to what he would learn in an introductory-level college course. If a student loves a subject and has read extensively on his own, he may be ready to pass a college-level exam without much further study.

College-level exams are convenient. AP exams are offered at high schools; CLEP, DSST, and other exams are offered at test centers on college campuses nationwide. You can take exams whenever you’re ready – there’s no age limit. They’re cheaper than most other ways of earning college credit.

They’re objective, many are widely accepted, and they make the most of your time. And scores are maintained on a testing company transcript for twenty years so that you can have them sent to any schools you wish at any time during those years.

Try College (with Training Wheels) Your local community college or junior college offers another option for earning credit in classes, such as lab sciences, that are difficult to manage at home. It’s like college with training wheels-most students commute.

Many are first-generation college students, and classes are often designed to bring these students up to speed so they can transfer to a four-year college if they wish. The application process is simple; tuition is usually much lower than at a four-year school, and students can begin by trying just one or two classes at a time with no long-term commitment.

I’ve heard of students as young as 10 years old being admitted, but most schools prefer that students be 13 or older. My sons started taking classes when they were 15 or 16, and it has been a very positive experience for all of them. Both of my older sons completed associate’s degrees, then transferred to four-year schools to complete their bachelor’s. It’s really nice to be graduating from college when other people your age are graduating from high school!

An Opportunity and a Challenge As outsiders in the education establishment, homeschoolers sometimes face a credibility gap. While this needn’t affect our educational choices, it’s nice to be able to go above and beyond the ordinary in providing objective proof of learning. College-level exams and community college classes are cheap, accessible ways of earning college credit and proving that homeschoolers can teach themselves nearly anything they want to know.

When you decide to homeschool through high school, you have already made one non-traditional educational choice. By taking it a step farther, you can open to the door to some wonderful options that will help your student make the most of the teen years. Together, you and your teen can choose a homeschool experience that prepares them to soar. Are you ready to get a jump-start on college?

The Some Thoughts on Education

The Some Thoughts on Education

partisan bickering and rhetoric that characterizes most any subject of national interest, there exist several broad-reaching education goals that bridge the ideological divides, for both lawmakers and parents. We all want better, more effective teachers. We all desire our public schools to graduate high school students with some competency in the basics – reading, writing, and mathematics.

We all want and expect some accountability on the part of teachers and school districts to actually deliver on education. We all want our higher education institutions to prepare their students to compete on the world stage, and more basically to be prepared to succeed in their chosen field of work. And, importantly, we want to instill the values of good citizenship and understanding of our history and culture.

With each of these common goals, though, differences in how to achieve them – as well as how they are defined – varies from minor to very major. Most notable, I think, are the differences concerning our history, culture and what defines a good citizen – and the role education plays in these areas.

A piece entitled “Some Thoughts Concerning Education”, where he defined the goals in educating the ‘upper-class boys’ of producing moral, rationally-thinking and reflective young gentlemen.

He wrote about educating the masses in “Working Schools”, promoting the importance of developing a work ethic. A bifurcated approach to education was common for much of the following century as well.

Today, the public schools educate the vast majority of us and the k-12 curriculum varies little from Maine to New Mexico. Perhaps our modern-day counterpart to the dual system would be a technical or other career school education versus a university liberal arts program. Though, for the most part, at every level of education, you would find absent much in the way of moral teachings or a focus on the importance of a work ethic.

Through the late eighteen hundreds to pre-World War II times, teaching was one of just a few career paths for women and one of the very few professional pursuits available to women.

As a result, it attracted mostly the best, due to competition for those posts. When I went to college in the early seventies, those students who couldn’t quite make it in any other major shifted to a major in education, as it was the easiest and had the least difficult required coursework.

As I was going through elementary school, my mom was a major support to my education. My assignments would be reviewed, my papers checked before and after submission, and tests were often prepared for together.

While I know my mom was exceptional in the degree of her involvement, my friend’s mom’s were also interested and involved. They monitored our progress, and they monitored the schools through the P.T.A. Our classes were large, multimedia meant different colors of chalk, and our school facilities were basic – yet we learned.

Growing up in those days meant near universal church attendance and very significant participation in the likes of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the YMCA, or 4-H or FFA, all contributing to our moral and civic education to some degree or another.

Today, in most intact two-parent households, both parents work. And an alarmingly large percentage of kids grow up with only one parent. Both situations usually result in less parent involvement in education. And involvement in the above-named groups has also suffered, competing with television, Facebook and video games.

Taken as a whole, our societal changes have effectively elevated the importance of our public schools in the development of our children. The impact of the hours our students spend in these schools has grown.

Unfortunately, in many families and for many students, school represents the central and fundamental building block in their development as future working (or non-working) adults and citizens. Thus our focus on, and understanding of what our schools are teaching is critically important.

 (yeah, the decimal guy) penned a piece entitled “Democracy and Education”, which served as a catalyst for advancing the ideas of the progressive movement, which was being amply championed by Woodrow Wilson and friends. Through his writing, he was seeking to make schools more effective agents of ‘democracy’.

It was from this point forward that we witness the academics rewriting our history, our schools painting our values of self-reliance and self-government as ill-conceived, and forwarding concepts such as economic and social justice – to right the wrongs of America and the evils of capitalism.

The past several decades our schools have expanded on these themes, and have interlaced and often twisted issues such as civil rights, the environment, cultural diversity, and global warming to fit their prevailing worldview.

Of America as oppressor and exploiter, equal outcomes over equal opportunity, secularism over Judeo Christian values, and rights of the collective subservient to the rights of the individual.

Class, gender, sexual preference, and racial or cultural differences have been emphasized and elevated in education – resulting in hyphenated and divided groups, and replacing the history of America as a melting pot – a people united by shared values and American ideals.

In short, our public schools today don’t teach or value the traditional American way. And since the exposure of our children to other positive formative experiences and influences are often missing or lacking, we are in a world of hurt.

But, the moral and cultural aspects of education aren’t the only casualties of our public schools. Basic education is as well. we have seen most key measures of competence declining. Math, reading, writing, history, social studies, and geography have all suffered.

74.9% of those who do graduate from high school, many can’t make the change, can’t read at an eighth-grade level, and couldn’t name the three branches of government, let alone understand the meaning and beauty of our Constitution.

Are we asking too much of our schools?


but the gap between the ask and the result is of Grand Canyon scale.

Is it because we’re not spending enough?

I don’t believe so.  we were spending $2,769 dollars per student and we spent $10,041 per student (in constant dollars – unadjusted dollars were $393 in ’61-62 and $9,683 . And those numbers, at least in the latter year, exclude state education administrative expenses.

Is our problem the teachers?

Certainly, this is where the rubber meets the road and a critical factor. Here I’m sure many would fault teacher compensation. Realistically, I think its very safe to say that some teachers are underpaid.

But I would bet that a large percentage are overpaid based on their effectiveness. None of us want underpaid teachers and I think most of us would be willing to pay really good teachers whatever they deserve, their true worth.

Of course, the hard part is separating the good from the marginal and the bad, ridding ourselves of the bad and working our way up from marginal to exceptional. Here, the key roadblock is the teacher’s unions and their rules.

Among the teacher’s unions, the NEA is the behemoth organization, and is, in fact, the largest professional organization and largest labor union in the U.S., with over 3.2 million members. It has a staff of over 550 and a budget of some $307 million.

Besides what I think are the known criticisms of this group regarding stances on merit pay, charter schools, homeschooling opposition, school vouchers, tenure and impediments to dismissing under-performing teachers, lies another equally problematic issue, that being their ideological and political leanings and advocacy.

It is this latter area that speaks to the curriculum taught in our schools, which in turn defines the output – simply what and how our kids think as they exit the system.

If you look to the organizations the NEA aligns itself with, and supports financially and otherwise, the following entities are high on their giving and influence list: The Center for American Progress, Media Matters, ACORN (before their demise), the National Council of LaRaza, The Tides Foundation and Amnesty International.

You may note a common interest among several of these groups and George Soros. None of these organizations, nor Mr. Soros, hold America in much esteem. Their values are actually near polar opposites to those espoused by the Founders. And what our public schools teach reflects their views and outlook. Seems like a recipe for disaster for the Republic so many of us hold dear.

I wish I could offer up some silver bullets to change the course of public education in America, I can’t. How to unravel some of these unholy alliances, I don’t know. Fixing the textbooks and what is taught is a huge challenge, and again no easy answers. Retaining great teachers and firing the inept – that should be easy, but it’s not.

I believe it was in 1959 that Wisconsin (a historic stronghold of progressives) became the first state to allow collective bargaining and unions for public sector workers, and so the onslaught began.

This was a major turning point for our country. The NEA (and other public sector unions) support the politicians that support them and their agenda, and then the legislators enact laws to strengthen the unions and provide funding to support their causes. The new circle of life in America – and education.

The one thing I do know is that we, as parents and citizens, must be vigilant and involved with our policymakers, our local schools, and our children. Or we doom ourselves to having our government schools produce ever more graduates, at whatever level of education, who really don’t care much for America – who instead desire to fundamentally transform it. And that is a real shame.

Leadership and Leaving University Before Graduation

Leadership and Leaving University Before Graduation

Culture is often an important factor in success. The entrepreneur however who is starting a business can not profit from culture because there is none when starting up. Culture starts with a group.

On the runway to an entrepreneurial business, the cultural background, however, is relevant. Let’s focus on the role of the university.

There are many advantages of a university degree:

First of all, the certificate, an important paper that is highly valued. The university is an official institute that is universally recognized. A degree is offering a status that serves as a fundament for any next step.

Besides this, a university diploma is mandatory for many careers: for medical careers, law and engineering the certificate is the first indication of quality. We don’t want fake doctors and we trust airplanes because of the expertise of various engineers.

The university offers not only the certificate and knowledge but also an extensive network. “Harvard graduates have on average 58 connections,” advertises LinkedIn.

And a university education shapes your mind so that you can think and act independently of others. But do you need to finish your university career to become an entrepreneur?

There are many examples of those who didn’t finish their university career, two of them are mentioned below:

In his junior year, Gates dropped out of Harvard to devote his energies full-time to Microsoft, (1)

About Chad Hurley Steve Chen: How did a university dropout and a boy who loved to draw become the industry leaders they are considered now? (2)
‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says
This doesn’t reveal the complete story, explaining the real cause to stop. Sometimes you hear that people who end their career have a problem with authority on the university.

And that is where culture comes in:

It is hard to find any disadvantages of a university degree, but logic indicates that every choice in life will come with an alternative.

In case of a university degree, the alternative is to no longer listen and do what you are told by professors but to go your own way. But in that case, you must feel really sure that you do not need the network or the degree later on.

You must be confident about your own business. And a better indication to be so is to celebrate it with a ritual. Not the one where you receive your university diploma when everyone receives it, but by leaving the university before graduation, to dedicate your energy full-time to … your business.

All About Medical Coding Schools

All About Medical Coding Schools

Medical coding presents a wonderful opportunity for a person who wants to earn an excellent salary and is intelligent enough to be efficient at the profession of medical coding. In fact, it is more than just a matter of working hard – it’s about working smart. This is the key to earning top dollar as a medical coder. Because of this need, many people seek training at a school.

Currently, some of the best medical coding school options come in the form of distance-learning programs commonly found on the Internet. Here, the focus is to teach you exactly what you need to do to be an effective coder as it pertains to what physicians and supervisors want from one.

When looking for a medical school, look for a school that will provide you with technical skills as well as practical experience. You need to know the basic knowledge of medical science, as well as the basic knowledge of how to be a proficient transcriptionist.

Make sure that whatever school you decide to go to that they have personal professional instructors who will help you by evaluating and assessing your progress.

Once you graduate from this type of school you will be in line for jobs at hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, HMOs, nursing homes, insurance companies, consulting firms and so many more. As a medical transcriptionist, you can work both on-site or out of your home.

The fact of the matter is, the demand for medical transcriptionists and medical coders is higher than ever. This can be attributed perhaps to the baby boomer population finally getting up there in age, or just that we live longer these days. In any case, it makes sense to get the proper training and locate a solid opportunity.

In order to get the edge in the coming years when the demand for medical coders increases, it is a must to get the proper medical coding school education. Not only will you learn the techniques that are required to be a good transcriptionist, but you also will learn ways of making yourself more employable.

Remember, some of the best options are now available to you online, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

The Preparation Options For Careers In Education

The Preparation Options For Careers In Education

Getting ready for a career in education can require a lot of time and training. There are numerous accredited schools and colleges that allow you to receive the training you need to enter into a successful teaching career. Gaining the skills and knowledge needed to provide an education for others can require years of training based on the career you desire.

You can choose to teach at various levels and well as in specific subjects. Preparation options for careers in education are available at the bachelor, master, and doctoral degree levels, allowing you to choose the career preparation that’s right for you.

Elementary Education:

Receiving the training needed to teach in an elementary setting can be done by enrolling in an accredited school or college. You can choose to obtain a bachelor, master, or doctorate level degree.

The length of study will depend on the level of degree being pursued but may consist of four to eight years. Coursework will prepare you to work with elementary level students in child care settings as well as public and private schools. Coursework will include the study of topics like:

Physical Education

Social Interaction and many other related areas of study. With the proper training, you can seek employment after graduation. You will have the choice of working with elementary level students providing them with the education they need to prepare for a successful future.

Training can be completed through various types of study and will include completing student teaching, which will have you working in a school to gain hands-on training.


Degree programs for teaching careers can help you to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to teach others. You can choose to teach at the elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary levels. Training is available to you at the bachelor, master, and doctoral degree levels. You can spend anywhere from four to eight years on training to become a teacher or professor.

Specializations in certain subjects can be obtained allowing you to teach the subjects you desire. Coursework will cover psychology training, computers, and teaching methods You can train in child care, math, philosophy of education, and many other courses.

By enrolling in an accredited educational training program you will be ready to receive the training you need to work in the field of education. Studies will prepare you for a career as a preschool teacher, elementary teacher, teaching aide, teaching assistant, college professor, and much more. By choosing an accredited school or college you can begin the path to an exciting new career.

Accredited educational training programs are available to offer you the education need to enter into the career you dream of. Agencies like the National Council for Accreditation.

Teacher Education is approved to fully accredit education schools and colleges that offer the best quality educational training available. You can prepare for an exciting teaching career by researching programs and finding the one that fits your goals and needs and enrolling today.

The Mechanical Engineering University Search Tips

The Mechanical Engineering University Search Tips

You will be amazed at just how many varying types of universities and schools are offered. The good news is that you can virtually select any type of educational goals and find an ideal university to achieve these dreams. Virtually every learning type, program choice, and even wallet size students can find a university that is perfect for them.

When you begin the process of selecting the ideal mechanical engineering university, take the entire process very seriously. After all, the majority of students spend four years or even up to six years finishing up their mechanical engineering degree. Typically students will visit between five and ten universities before finding the ideal mechanical engineering university for them.

There is no reason at all to rush the process of selecting the most appropriate school for your needs. When you consider the amount of information you will be learning, compared to the amount of time you will be spending at the school.

Whether on campus, or online you must ensure that you will be very satisfied with the overall decision. If you are attending the school online, it is highly important that you take the time to find out exactly what methods are available to contact school staff and the professors if you have a problem.

Another key factor to consider is that should you have difficulty reaching the staff before you even enroll in the mechanical engineering university, this difficulty may be a problem even after you have completed the enrollment process. You want a university that is going to help you achieve your educational goals regardless of which type of degree you select.

Mechanical engineering universities often present a unique challenge to students because of the material that is covered, it is quite likely that at some point during your educational career you will become flustered and confused by an assignment and need help. Knowing the proper procedures before enrolling can help you choose the best school for your needs. For more information on university education.

Many times students want a graduate degree from a mechanical engineering university. It is best to consider an institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate types of courses in one place. This will enable you to get a feel for what to expect from the mechanical engineering university as a whole on both levels.

In addition, this time spent in the beginning will help ensure that you are not forced to spend another very long period of time looking for a graduate level school in the near future. Simply finding the one school that suits all of your needs initially is both a huge time saver and a huge sanity saver.

Winning Tactics For Choosing The Best Medical Schools

Winning Tactics For Choosing The Best Medical Schools

Students who are planning to apply for admission in a medical school in the near future will always be looking to filter out their list of schools to apply for. The application and admission process can be tedious and time-consuming at best, so having a list of the best medical schools important.

Targeting only those schools will save you precious time and effort that can be spent elsewhere. Here’s a look at some important factors in choosing the best medical school.

The institution that a student chooses makes a lot of difference in the future, particularly in terms of career networking. Technically speaking, the more prestigious and credible your medical school is, the better your chances at employment once you become a licensed doctor.

There are several factors in choosing the medical school that is right for you, but the biggest and deal-breaking factor is the curriculum. Interviewing other students and visiting the school itself can ascertain a school’s style and curriculum. Students usually have a choice between traditional approach, which relies heavily on lectures and is composed of a number of distinct courses in different disciplines.

The newer, non-traditional techniques being employed by a number of schools, such as the PBL or problem-based learning, which decreases the amount of lecture time and focuses more on group exercises and case studies. In choosing based on the curriculum, a student needs to rely on preference and subjective opinion, since there is no clear-cut advantage between the different styles of teaching.

The next factor that a student should consider in choosing medical schools is the finances. It is common knowledge that the top medical schools can be expensive, and the quality of education is correlated with the number of fees a student needs to shoulder.

However, schools have their own financial aid packages. Institutions have their own financial aid procedures and it becomes a choice of which ones a student can handle.

The next factor in choosing the right school for you is their location. The farther a school is, the more expensive and tedious the application and interview can be. However, this factor is only temporary because if a student is willing to bear with these things and manages to get accepted, he can choose to stay in a dormitory or a nearby apartment.

As far as personal factors go, it involves introspective choices such as whether the school is in close proximity to family members, which allows regular visits, or whether the climate in the area is a bit harsh for the student’s health, and may even include factors such as the school’s societal functions and if the student likes it. This part is largely dependent on the student himself.

Last, but certainly not the least in factors to be considered is the school’s reputation. A school’s name matters a lot especially in the future as a medical school graduate starts to look for career opportunities.

The name of the school on your diploma will also greatly help during the residency match process. In fact, some Duke students recall receiving interview offers literally within minutes of submitting their applications electronically. This is confirmed by many residency program directors.

Ultimately, the choice still rests on student preference, and while not relying on the above can land you in some of the best medical schools that are not in the top list of institutions, whether or not you will succeed still relies on your skill and determination.