Brian Childs is a writer and has worked online as a web editor for sites such as Asylum, ComicsAlliance and Moviefone. He studied history and Spanish at the University of Georgia and received a masters in journalism from New York University. Currently he oversees content at Certification Map. You can follow him on Google+.


The Top Ten (Fictional) Teachers of All Time

Whether in books or on the big screen, fictional teachers have always claimed a fair share of the creative spotlight. This list sets out to decide, once and for all, who tops the list of fictional teachers. In creating these rankings, it was necessary to take more than box office and bookstore popularity into account...

New MAT@USC Website Goes Live

Certification Map’s Sponsor, the MAT@USC program, has recently launched it’s new website. Along with it’s updated design that offers ease of navigation with a contemporary style, the new MAT@USC Master of Arts in Teaching website has several new features to offer prospective and current students...

District Budget Cuts Mean the Axe for Summer School Programs

As schools begin to feel the effects of a recessionary economy, more and more cuts have to be made in keeping with general state budget reductions. The New York Times recently reported that summer school programs across the country are being hit hard...

Certification Map featured on USC News

Certification Map is attracting more and more attention as a comprehensive and helpful resource for anyone with questions about teacher certification, says USC News in their recently published article...

From Textbooks to Hypertext

A Westport, Connecticut high school leaves convention behind as it switches from math textbooks to a “custom designed online curriculum.” They believed the current system of learning presented by the textbook to be less than ideal and went about implementing a system they believed to be optimized for their students...

What Do Teachers Make?

“What Teachers Make, or Objection Overruled, or If things don’t work out, you can always go to law school”...