QU Online Blog
The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.
Kevin asks his fifth and sixth grade math students to constantly improve on what they already know and more importantly, to believe in themselves. He is not shy on taking his own advice. He recently completed Quinnipiac University’s online MS in Special Education so that he can better serve every student.
Sophie made the difficult but necessary decision to return home from college after her sophomore year due to medical issues. At the time, she was devastated to leave her friends, her studies and the campus. Over the next two years, she focused on her health. Sophie is open about her mental illness, visual impairments, a learning disability as well as her physical, chronic illness. She feels deeply about making this public so that she may be a symbol for others who face their own set of challenges.
Students often ask if they should pursue an MS in Cybersecurity degree or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. My answer is: “It depends”. In this post I want to analyze the factors that might lead you to choose one or the other, or both options.
Quinnipiac University is recognized by Intelligent.com in their survey, Top 20 Online Public Relations Graduate Programs. Quinnipiac’s online MS in Public Relations was ranked No. 13 in the country. Quinnipiac also received the distinction of Best Private University offering this degree.
After a decade of supporting instructional designers on e-learning projects, Viki wanted to focus her attention on the theory of instructional design. Her graphic design degree and work experience prepared her to build instructionally sound and visually engaging lessons. Although the creative side still appealed to her, Viki wanted more decision-making power and decided that a Master’s in Instructional Design would give her the foundation she needed to advance her career.
Kendall currently works as an ophthalmic technician and planned on applying to optometry school after she graduated with her BS in Health Science Studies. Her plans changed. She took a year off after she graduated and is now applying to nursing school. Without the health science studies program, Kendall says that she would not have had the flexibility, support and direction she needed to make such big life decisions.
The Quinnipiac University School of Education was ranked among the U.S. News & World Report survey of its Best Online Graduate Education Programs. This survey recognizes the online MS in Teacher Leadership, MS in Instructional Design and MS in Special Education programs among the top online master's in education in the country.
The Quinnipiac University School of Business has once again been ranked among the best online business programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. These rankings, which were released today, recognize the school's online MBA, MS in Business Analytics and MS in Organizational Leadership programs.
Vanessa Guzzardi, ’19, a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s online BS in Health Science Studies program, was recently inducted into the School of Health Science National Honor Society, Alpha Eta, a distinguished honor. Vanessa’s impact in the health science studies program is lasting. In turn, her classmates, professors and curriculum have had an ever-changing effect on her and the work she does.
Steve Bainer is a passionate social studies teacher and coach at Derby High School who has so much to offer his students while advocating for teachers. The master's in teacher leadership program at Quinnipiac University taught him how to articulate his ideas for school improvement. His main goal is to provide a safe, challenging and rewarding experience giving students a strong foundation in academics and life lessons.