Colorado State U launches online math and science teacher license
Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online science and math teacher licensing programs this spring.
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of STEM occupations will continue to grow much faster than other employment fields. Therefore, the need for quality math and science teachers to help inspire and encourage children to pursue these fields is more important than ever,” Jon Bellum, provost and senior vice president of Colorado State University-Global Campus, said in a prepared statement. “We are excited to offer these new licensure programs as a way to meet this need.”
Both programs, Teacher Licensure Math and Teacher Licensure Science, will be available as stand-alone 24-credit offerings or as a concentration as part of the school’s online master’s in teaching and learning. Classes will not have fixed times or locations, although the program does have a practical component in an academic setting for students to practice applying what they are learning.
“The curriculum for all options is aligned with the InTASC Model Core National Teaching Standards, the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers, the Colorado Teacher Effectiveness Teacher Quality Standards, and the Colorado 8.0 content standards,” according to a press release.
“It is with great pride that we are able to provide more educational opportunities for educators themselves,” added Bellum. “With an emphasis on real-world learning, academic quality, and the success of our students in areas of high employment growth, these programs are a representation of the CSU-Global mission and our commitment towards effective learning at all levels.”
Joshua Bolkan is an editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].