Blog: January 2014

Answering the Demand - UMass Boston Launches Two New Online Certificates

Graduate certificates are perfect if you are seeking to acquire skills in a new career or advance your knowledge in your current position to move up the ladder. Graduate certificates provide the opportunity for those who have already obtained their bachelor’s degree to quickly gain the knowledge they need in their specific area of expertise. They are a great way to continue your education, embark in a career change or increase your value in the workplace.

Experience...What To Do When You Need More

Are you taking your degree online or in a blended format, but want more hands on experience? No worries! Most degrees require an internship to be completed so you can actually get some “hands on” experience in the field. A lot of students typically get nervous in their studies when they actually do not work in the field and cannot relate to the other students experiences in the class.

Developing Leaders in Education

UMassOnline recently added a new blended degree from UMass Amherst, Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Geared to benefit aspiring or current teachers, coaches, instructional leaders, department chairs, principals and many more. This degree will assist professionals with development of their current skills sets and focusing on enhancing contemporary leadership traits that can be used within an effective educational system of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

5 Ways To Head Into A Successful Semester

Winter break is coming to a close. Hopefully everyone was able to take full advantage of your many weeks off and had time to spend with family and friends. The new spring semester is rolling up on us fast and it will be well underway before your know it.

Here are some helpful tips to start your semester off right.

And We Are Off...

We have officially emerged in 2014 my friends! I know most of us have already jotted down our resolutions for this new year and I know some of us refuse to. I don’t blame those who don’t. A lot of times those well thought out goals are short lived. It has been a tradition for ages to break into the new year with a better look at life. It’s not too late to make your commitment. Some great examples of resolutions to consider are:

Knack for Computing?

Would information technology lead to a good career path for me in the future? That is a common question that people interested in the field might ask. Nobody can deny that there are endless career opportunities in information technology, but the question is what do you do with a degree in the field?