These are some of the courses I taught and developed over the years.

 

Higher Education 

 

Adult Learning and Development

Issues and Innovation and Higher Education

Teaching in Higher Education

Educational Policy and Administration

Foundations of Education

 

 

Sociology Courses

 

Introduction to Sociology

Social Problems

Solutions to Global Issues

Society, Law, and Government    

Sociology of Education 

Marriage and Relationships       

 

Leadership Courses

 

Organizational Behavior                 

Human Relations                    

Ethics and Social Responsibility

 

Subject Matter Expert Courses

 

Critical Thinking

Achieving Success in College and Beyond

Politics of Culture

Public Speaking

 

As an educator, I am passionate about inspiring and empowering students to think critically and to pursue lifelong learning in order to achieve full potential. My role as an educator is not to pass information but to teach how to think, to create, to find, and to practice knowledge. 

 

My research on the first generation of college students' persistence and timely college graduation led me to challenge notions of success, holistic education, metacognition-how we learn, access and equity, and examine pedagogical approaches, beliefs systems, and pathways to achieving not only a college education but our highest potential. 

 

I believe ALL students have the capability to learn but not in the same way.  We need an education system that's inclusive, equitable, accessible, and highly respectable. We need new MINDSETS. 

 

An education system that prepares students with the skills they need to integrate successfully in the real world. 

 

An education system that supports and respects the teaching profession and all students' abilities and learning levels.

 
 

Students Testimonials

Professor Margarit- If it wasn't for you, I've probably would have given up this semester.

Your INSPIRATION is truly appreciated. I never had a Professor like you, NEVER!  

 I am grateful  I had you in my corner to keep me going...THANK YOU☺

Victoria Williams- Online Student, Strayer University.

 

Bio

 

Dr. Val Margarit is an educational leader, faculty trainer, speaker, and author.  Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience/neuroplasticity, education, and social behavior. She has won numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year, and the Free to Choose Excellence in Education award. She created a massive open online course The Complete GuideAchieving Success in College and Beyond and has been teaching and training online for the past 10 years. Her books include the best-selling “Why Not You? How to Become an Empowered Woman and The Successful Student Mindset

 

 

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