College of Adult and Graduate Studies Blog

The CAGS blog is your hub for all things adult education!  Future, current and past CCU students now have a spot on the web to talk job tips, adult education financial aid, local and national networking, and exchange their experiences.  Blog posts from CCU students and friends of CAGS will engage and inspire you to take your career and adult education to the next level.

Recent Posts

4 Careers You Can Get With a Master’s in Special Education

A special education instructor is sitting with her students.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “In 2014-15, the number of children and youth ages 3-21 receiving special education services was 6.6 million — or 13 percent of all public school students.” Because of the large percentage of children with special needs in the United States, experienced and educated professionals are in demand. … Continued

8 Benefits of Going Back to School as an Adult

Adult students are posing for a photo at their CCU graduation ceremony.

Whether you’re 55 or 25, going back to school as an adult will be different than if you went right out of high school. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be more difficult — it might actually be easier for you. Because of your age, you have a base of education, experience, and knowledge that will … Continued

8 Ways to Learn More About Your Job Field

A group of professionals is attending a professional business conference.

No matter what industry you work in, chances are that it’s competitive. And in order to stand out from other professionals, it’s important to keep updated on trends, updates, and news within your field. If you want to succeed and get promoted in your profession, we recommend spending some time learning more about your industry … Continued

Adult Students – 5 Ways to Earn a Degree Faster

A 2017 CCU graduate is posing for a photo at CCU's Commencement.

Many adults interested in going back to school have a lot of concerns, and one of the biggest is how long it takes to earn a degree. Since the majority of adults have a full-time job and other responsibilities, the thought of being committed to a degree program for any amount of time between one … Continued

How to Create a Study Environment at Home

How to designate a work and study space at home

Completing a degree as an adult can be challenging, especially if you don’t have somewhere you can get your homework done. There are many places you can study and work remotely at, including coffee shops, bookstores, and co-working spaces, but many adults find studying at home a better use of their time and money. Whether … Continued