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Past Features Archive for November, 2009

Texas Universities Offering Self-Employment Education

The continuing difficulties in the job market are causing more people who have lost work and can't find new opportunities to create opportunity for themselves. In Texas a number of universities are responding with coursework that will provide learning support for self-employment efforts.
"Our approach to studying entrepreneurship allows students to experiment and learn… | Read More

Drexel University Introduces Two Accelerated Healthcare Degrees

Physician assistants and physical therapists are two of the jobs in the health-care industry most in demand these days, but the education for either specialty typically requires a seven-year commitment for college students in traditional programs.
Licensure for professional physical therapists requires a degree in physical therapy at the master's level and includes a substantial… | Read More

Rasmussen College Introduces Bachelor's in Internet Marketing

Minnesota based Rasmussen College has introduced a bachelor's degree in Internet Marketing. "After conducting extensive research, we found that Rasmussen is the first college in the world to introduce a degree program dedicated solely to the field of Internet marketing," said Brandon Steele, Online Marketing Manager for Rasmussen College.
While there are programs at both… | Read More

Texas Scholarship Program for Science and Math Majors

Responding to a national shortage, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded University of Texas Dallas, Collin College and Richland College nearly $2.5 million to graduate more students with science, technology, engineering and math, or (STEM) degrees. Acronyms are a critical part of academic planning, to wit: The grant has been named the… | Read More

Western Government University Launches Scholarship Program

Western Governors University has decided to invest in continuing education for small business employees and owners with a scholarship plan for people who want to complete their education with an online degree in business. Each scholarship is $3,000 and the University intends to award up to thirty of them each year.
The program… | Read More

Capella University Announces New Online Degrees

Capella University announced today that it has added two new online degree programs and three new specializations. The University is introducing an RN to BSN degree program, one of the most popular healthcare educational choices today. Because of the increased complexity of today's health care environment, the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education… | Read More

New Jersey College Offers Classroom on a Flash Drive

New Jersey's Thomas Edison State College has been in the experimentation mode with a new form of course delivery: the flash drive. These solid state memory devices are the size of a house key and fit in one of the USB drives on your computer - a slot that has been standard on all… | Read More

Midwest Coalition of States Proposes College Credit Bank

According to the Chicago Tribune and several other news sources today, a dozen Midwestern states are studying the creation of a college-credit exchange that could make it easier for college dropouts to finally complete their degrees.
The project would create an electronic database where people could post documentation about the college credits they have earned… | Read More

Texas School Receives Grant to Support Hispanic Graduate Students Online

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston a $2.8 million Title V Education Grant to fund the Promoting Post Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program. The purpose of the education grant is to implement programs to achieve parity among Hispanic graduate students and… | Read More

Kaplan University Announces Five New Degree Options

Kaplan University has announced the launch of five new specializations for programs in the teaching and business job sectors. The goal with the introduction of these options is to create relevant job training for a job market that remains tight for many people with traditional training.
The new online master's in management specialization in… | Read More

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