CSU-Global Addresses Critical K-12 Needs for Credentialed Math and Science Teachers with New Online Licensure Programs

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Greenwood Village, Colo. – Colorado State University-Global Campus proudly announced new additions to its teacher licensure programs in the high-demand subject areas of science and mathematics. These Colorado state approved licensure programs, including alternative tracks, will start in spring of 2016, and provide future K-12 teachers with the quality and convenience needed to complete their credentialing online while gaining hands-on experience as a student teacher in a classroom.

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting the number of STEM occupations will continue to grow significantly faster than other job areas. Therefore, the need for quality math and science teachers to help inspire and encourage children to pursue these areas is greater than ever,” said Dr. Jon Bellum, Provost and Senior Vice President at Colorado State University-Global Campus. “We are excited to offer these new teacher licensure programs as a way to help fulfill this need.”

Students can choose to complete either the Teacher Licensure Math or Teacher Licensure Science program as a 24-credit standalone option or as a concentration within the online master’s degree in Teaching and Learning. The curriculum in all options is aligned with the InTASC Model Core National Teaching Standards, the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers, the Colorado Educator Effectiveness Teacher Quality Standards, and the Colorado 8.0 Content Standards. While all courses are provided in the university’s online asynchronous environment, with no set class times or locations, students apply what they are learning in practical academic settings through an integrated student teaching component. This approach is designed to ensure students are gaining the knowledge it takes to be effective teachers as well as the necessary in-classroom experience.

“It’s with great pride that we are able to provide more educational opportunities for educators themselves,” continued Dr. Bellum. “Through a focus on real-world learning, academic quality, and the success of our students in strong job growth areas, these programs are a representation of the CSU-Global mission and our commitment to effective learning at all levels.”

Visit CSUGlobal.edu/licensures for more information about these and other dynamic programs in the field of education available from CSU-Global. Prospective students can also call 1-800- 920-6723 or email Admissions@CSUGlobal.edu to get started.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.

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