RA masters + NA grad certs to teach at RA school?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Arch23, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    Hello! Am asking this for a friend who has an RA master's in (general) administration and two NA graduate certificates (one in human resources management and the other in healthcare management). He has significant management experience in a variety of fields and would like to apply for an online adjunct teaching position at an RA community college or a private 4-year university.

    Would listing all graduate programs on his resume make him more appealing (i.e., able to teach more courses) to hiring departments (I suppose undergraduate departments in business or management), or given the current bias against NA programs, would the NA programs "taint" his qualifications and he'd be better off just mentioning his RA master's degree?

    How would you look at his credentials if you were the hiring chair? Thanks!
  2. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    He should mention all of his credentials. Why not? He is applying for a public entity position. Government positions (employers) like to see lots of certs, etc. He should not sell himself short.
    Abner :)

    P.S. I see that you mentioned public or private. I would proceed the same either way.
  3. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    A good point. Thanks!
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I do not agree. I teach at an NA school and they did not want to see non-RA degrees listed in my posts to the class during intros.

    ** Note: I am not a hiring manager for adjuncts...for now....
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 6, 2013
  5. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    Hmm... interesting.
  6. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    I would definitely agree in not putting NA degrees on an RA teaching application. However, the OP mentioned certificates. In that case, I would be more inclined to list them, even if they are from an NA school. It is quite common to have certificates that are not RA, including non-credit certs. Just keep them separate from your degree. I have a "Certifications" section on my resume for those things (mostly tech certs).
  7. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    My university only allows RA degrees to be listed. What kinds of NA "certifications" would you like to list with your RA employer?
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    True, I list mine as:


    Doctor of Philosophy - Northcentral University (ACBSP), 2010
    Major: Business Administration – Management

    Master of Business Administration - Trident University, 2011
    Concentration: Marketing

    Master of Science - Touro College (Touro University International Campus), 2004
    Concentration: Information Technology Management

    Graduate Certificate - University of Florida, 2007
    Concentration: Healthcare Risk Management

    Bachelor of Science - Charter Oak State College, 2003
    Concentration: Individualized Studies (Technology & Business)

    Continuing Education
    HTML Programming Fundamentals - University of South Florida
    Six Sigma Lean - University of South Florida
    Root Cause Analysis - University of Florida


    Microsoft Certified Professional+Internet, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator-Windows 2000, Microsoft Certified System Engineer NT 4.0, Network+, A+, Server+, Security+, Project+, i-Net+, Lean Bronze Certificate (LBC), and Six Sigma Green Belt
  9. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    You forgot to add that you can deadlift 543 lbs, married a woman whose agent told her she too pretty to be a model and that you have reached the killscreen in both Pac Man and Donkey Kong.
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I put that in the "Good to Know" section :wink:
  11. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    Lol! Thanks, everyone, for the responses and suggestions. :)
  12. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    That, and he was the stand-in for Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump".
  13. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member


    I don't always read posts, but when I do, I make sure they belong to Randell1234.

    Keep on reading my friends...
  14. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I am not sure if I should be flattered or insulted.....:suspect: :thinking:
  15. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Flattered I hope, your educational background is an inspiration, I mean it. Sorry if I offended you, I can assure you it was not my intention.
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