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Texas A – M – Commerce (GMAT can be waived – it s AACSB-accredited)


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Teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. The education that students acquire is key to determining the future of those students. Whether in elementary or high schools or in private or public schools, teachers provide the tools and the environment for their students to develop into responsible adults.
Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using classroom presentations or individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, and English. They plan, evaluate, and assign lessons; prepare, administer, and grade tests; listen to oral presentations; and maintain classroom discipline. Teachers observe and evaluate a student’s performance and potential. They are increasingly asked to use new assessment methods

�Public school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor’s degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may still need a bachelor’s degree.
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�Teachers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand students’ educational and emotional needs.

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Colorado State University – Global Campus

Colorado State University – Global Campus

Colorado State University offers accredited Bachelor completion and Master programs in a variety of fields, including business management, organizational leadership, a Masters in Teaching and Learning, and a BS in Social Sciences (degree completion)

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Hi! Has anyone on here heard anything about the MS in Accounting a TAMU-Commerce? I am interested in the program. Thanks!

Argosy offers online Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Business Administration, psychology, and HR-related degrees, with many specialty degrees, including organizational psychology, exercise psychology, HR, public administration, higher education administration, and many more.

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Hi! Has anyone on here heard anything about the MS in Accounting a TAMU-Commerce? I am interested in the program. Thanks!

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Amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-uh) or “lazy eye” is a condition in which the eye and brain don’t work together as they should. Kids who have it will develop good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other.

Kids often get used to this vision problem, and might not mention it to parents. As a result, their amblyopia might not be diagnosed for months or even years, while parents chalk up poor grades or clumsiness to a child not being academically or athletically gifted.

But sometimes the solution is as easy as visiting the eye doctor. Treatment for amblyopia can correct the way the eye and brain work together and strengthen vision. Early treatment is important waiting or not getting a proper diagnosis could lead to permanent vision loss later.

About Amblyopia

From birth until about age 8, a child’s eyes and brain form vital connections. Anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes can slow down or prevent these connections.

If that happens, the brain might not fully recognize the images seen by one or both eyes. Then, the brain begins to ignore the images seen by the otherwise healthy eye, and the eye becomes weaker, losing vision strength (acuity). This eye is then referred to as “amblyopic.”


A number of things can interfere with normal brain eye connections and lead to amblyopia.

One of the most common problems is strabismus . In this condition, one or both eyes wander in (“cross-eyed”), out, up, or down. When eyes don’t line up together, the straight or straighter eye becomes more dominant. The vision strength of the straight eye stays normal because the eye and its connection to the brain are working normally. The misaligned or weaker eye, though, doesn’t focus properly and the brain ignores its signal, eventually leading to amblyopia.

Not all kids with amblyopia will have crossed or wandering eyes in fact many have eyes that are perfectly straight. If so, amblyopia might be due to an anatomical or structural problem that interferes with or blocks vision, such as a droopy eyelid or a cataract .

Other causes of amblyopia are severe far-sightedness (hyperopia), near-sightedness (myopia), or astigmatism (a form of blurry vision). These problems make vision blurry, and it’s these blurry images that are sent to the brain. Over time, the brain begins to ignore these images, resulting in amblyopia in one or both eyes.

Sometimes, having different vision strengths in each eye known as anisometropia can cause amblyopia. When one eye sees more clearly than the other, the brain ignores the blurry eye.

Genetics play a role, too. Amblyopia tends to run in families. It’s also more common in children born prematurely or those with developmental delays.

Signs and Symptoms

Most children with amblyopia won’t complain of vision problems. Over time, they become used to having good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other.

Often, a parent or teacher might realize that a child is struggling with a vision problem maybe noticing crossed eyes, frequent squinting, or tilting the head to see better. Some kids have poor depth perception and trouble seeing in three dimensions.

Regular vision screenings by health care providers are an important part of finding any problems in kids.


Treatment for amblyopia involves forcing the brain to pay attention to the images of the amblyopic or weaker eye so vision in that eye gets stronger. This is done with glasses, eye patches, eye drops, surgery, or a combination of these:

  • Glasses. Glasses are prescribed when amblyopia is caused by severe refractive errors and/or anisometropia (when one eye sees more clearly than the other). Glasses help send clear, focused images to the brain, which teach it to “switch on” the weaker eye. This allows the brain to use the eyes together and develop normal vision.
  • Eye patches. In many cases, kids with amblyopia must wear an eye patch over the stronger or unaffected eye. The patch is worn for 2 6 hours a day while the child is awake for several months or years, depending on the condition. There are two types of eye patches: one works like a band-aid and is placed directly over the eye; the other, designed for kids who wear glasses, is a cloth patch that fits securely over one lens.

Making sure a child wears the eye patch can be a challenge. But kids usually adapt well, and the patch simply becomes part of their day. In the meantime, distraction with a new or exciting toy, a trip to the park, or just playing outside can help kids forget they’re wearing an eye patch.

  • Atropine drops. Sometimes, despite parents’ best efforts, some kids won’t wear their eye patch. In these cases, atropine drops may be used. Just as a patch blocks the vision in the unaffected or straight eye, atropine drops will temporarily blur out the vision in the strong eye, forcing the brain to recognize the images seen by the weaker eye.
  • Surgery. If strabismus is causing amblyopia and treatment with glasses, patches, or drops doesn’t improve the alignment of the eyes, eye muscle surgery might be an option. Surgery also might be done if amblyopia is caused by a droopy eyelid or a cataract.

    Surgery involves loosening or tightening the muscles causing the eye to wander. This type of surgery usually doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay.

  • Eye Exams for Kids

    Kids reach “visual maturity” by about 8 years old; after that, vision problems can be harder to treat. The earlier amblyopia is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances to improve vision and avoid permanent vision loss.

    Sometimes there are no apparent signs of a vision problem, so it’s important for kids to have yearly vision screenings. These exams should begin in the toddler and preschool years so that problems are caught before a child reaches visual maturity.

    Most screenings are done at the pediatrician’s office or at school by the school nurse. If problems are found, your child will be referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment.

    Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about your child’s vision.

    Date reviewed: January 2017

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    Baltimore County Government

    Plumbing and Gasfitting Inspections

    Primary Functions

    The Bureau of Plumbing and Gasfitting Inspections is a division of the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections and is responsible for inspecting work performed by licensed plumbers and gasfitter to ensure conformity with the plumbing and gas code. Bill 41-15 (PDF): The Current Plumbing and Gasfitting Code of Baltimore County was approved by the County Council on May 4, 2015 with an effective date of July 1, 2015. This code adopted the PHCC National Standard Plumbing Code – Illustrated, 2015 edition, the NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition and the NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2014 edition.

    Other primary functions include:

    • Investigating plumbing and gas related complaints
    • Interacting with contractors, engineers and property owners and answer code compliance questions
    • Issuing of the following licenses:
      • Master plumber-gasfitter license
      • Journeyman plumber-gasfitter license
      • Master gasfitter license
      • Master limited plumber-gasfitter license
      • On-site utility contractor license
      • Journeyman gasfitter license
      • Disposal system contractor license
      • Water pump contractor license
      • Drain and sewer cleaner license
      • Master Plumber license
      • Journeyman plumber license
    • Administering plumbing exams for licensing new applicants in compliance with the Baltimore County Code Regulation


    For information or questions regarding issues related to permit status, please call 410-887-3620, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please do not call to schedule an inspection.

    All plumbing and gasfitting work requires a permit and inspection. To schedule, reschedule, cancel or inquire about an inspection, call 410-887-4638 or use Inspection Connection and follow the prompts. Please have your permit number and three-digit inspection code ready. Inspections may be scheduled until 8 p.m. for the next day.

    You may contact the department via fax to send a message or transmit documents, including pictures, anytime regarding permit or licensing issues. If the fax is to an inspector, please indicate which inspector at the top of the first page.

    Email an Inspector

    Contact inspectors by using the email addresses provided below:

    Note: Email addresses are to be used only to exchange pertinent permit information with inspectors. Do not use to schedule or cancel inspections.

    Plumbing Permits

    • All types of plumbing and gas installations are to be installed by a licensed plumber or gasfitter
    • Proper permits are required prior to the commencement of any work, except for the repair of faucets and replacement of water closet (toilet) parts

    Plumbing and Gasfitting Permit Application (PDF) may be downloaded, filled in, and printed for processing in person or by mail, or it may be obtained by visiting:

    Permit Processing
    County Office Building, Room 100
    111 West Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, Maryland 21204
    Phone: 410-887-3900

    Information required for permit application:

    • Building permit number for residential or commercial building’s Use and Occupancy. Check with your builder for the correct building permit number
    • The property district information is required at the time of purchasing a permit, see the Plumbing and Gasfitting Inspectors’ District Map (PDF)

    Licensing Information

    The Plumbing and Gasfitting Board advises the Director of the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections regarding the administration of Article 21, Title 15 of the Baltimore County Code, including licensing.

    Utility licenses expire March 31 every other odd number year.
    Other plumbing and gas licenses expire April 30 of every other odd number year.

    Baltimore County recognizes and honors insured-to-work Propane Gasfitter Certificates in addition to the following state issued licenses:

    Reciprocal Licensing

    The Baltimore County Plumbing Board only reciprocates plumbing and gas licenses with the following jurisdictions:

    • Baltimore City (gas only)
    • State of Maryland
    • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


    • Grinder Pumps: Plumbers should proceed carefully when hooking up grinder pumps. Read and understand procedures before proceeding to ensure pump is installed before hook-up.
    • On-site Utility Contractor
    • Disposal System Contractor
    • Water Pump Contractor

    Examination Information

    Examinations test for the knowledge of plumbing and gas installations and materials. The Baltimore County Plumbing Code effective as of May 1, 2013, adopted the 2012 National Standard Plumbing Code.

    Current and Local Codes

    Revised December 9, 2016

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