FuturEd Stories

January 16 2018, 3:28PM PST

Engineering a Better Future

Engineering isn't as popular of a field as it once was. Automotive engineers for example have seen a decline in their field due to the problems in the automotive industry. But those who pursue an engineering degree will find that there are many areas in which they will be highly employable.

Experts say that engineers who understand embedded software, math modeling, and electronic controls will be in demand. Moreover, the new breed of engineers will have to be ready [Read More]

PhD Programs: Funding For Science Fellowships is Needed

New York State is looking for scientists. The Yeshiva University of medical science is seeing a lack of students who want to earn their PhD degree to become scientists. Many students don't even consider the degree due to the expense and lack of funding for fellowships.

The Obama administration has called for tripling the number of science fellowships in graduate education in the 2010 budget to draw more students into the field.

Only 1 in 10 applicants get [Read More]

Online Students Have a New Option

Starting in the fall of 2007, the University of North Carolina will begin offering all of their online degree programs through one unified system. According to NBC17.com:

The website is a one-stop shop. It offers more than 130 online degrees, certificates, and licenses offered by the 16 UNC campuses.

It also offers special sections with information tailored for community college students and military personnel and their dependents based in North Carolina.

This collection of online degree programs is one of the largest in [Read More]

Interview: Terry Curran, American Health Science University

Terry Curran, Director of Marketing of American Health Science University joins us to discuss their distance learning degree programs.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at American Health Science University.

We offer a Certified Nutritionist CN and Master's Degree in Nutrition Science. The CN program consists of six courses, a 150- internship and a comprehensive certification exam. The Master's program consists of twelve courses. Detailed descriptions of the programs along with course descriptions can [Read More]

Employer Thoughts on Online Degrees

Many students that are considering earning their degree through an online college wonder whether, upon graduation, their degree will hinder their chances of getting the job that they want. However, as the number of institutions that offer online degree options continues to rise, so does the way that employers view potential online-degree holding job candidates. Consider this information from CNN Money:

More often than not, employers are fine with online degrees from either for-profit or nonprofit schools, agrees Forrester Research analyst [Read More]

Online Degrees Soar in Popularity

After raising the number of online degrees they offered and becoming accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting institution, the University of Minnesota at Crookston has recently seen a huge hike in enrollment numbers. As students flock to earn their degrees online, the colleges that are catering to this demographic are those that are getting the students. According to the Crookston Daily Times:

Online credit hours at the University of Minnesota, Crookston are up 41 percent over summer semester 2006. The increase is [Read More]

When the Perfect Grad School Finds You

Choosing a grad school can be a long, tedious process. You have to sift through website after website and brochure after brochure looking for the schools that meet your needs. Then, you have to apply to a narrowed-down group of your preferred schools and hope that you're accepted to one of the schools. However, Peterson's has made this process much easier with their GradSchoolsWantYou program:

If grad school is in your future, take the first step in finding the perfect school [Read More]

The ET-List is Started - Education & Teacher Bloggers List.

Okay Education/Teacher bloggers, it's time to get known. I have to say that I hate this kind of game but since it could be helpful for everyone especially teachers, why not? The goal is simple, I want my favorite education/teacher blogs to be discovered by a maximum of people from the education space.
ET-List stands for Education/Teacher list. This concept have been used in the past with the Z-List. This time, it's up to education and teacher bloggers [Read More]

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