Novice teachers invited to open house

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 28, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Novice teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade may learn about opportunities to further their own education at a graduate program open house hosted by Bloomsburg University’s College of Education. on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in McCormick Center 2223.

New and novice teachers from local school districts, as well as BU’s current student teachers, are invited to speak with faculty members and current graduate students about opportunities for lifelong learning. Novice teachers who apply for a post-baccalaureate level program during the open house will qualify for a $500 stipend per semester.

“Continuing professional development is critically important for all teachers,” said Elizabeth Mauch, dean of the College of Education. “BU’s College of Education offers more than 20 majors at the post-baccalaureate level, and all of the education majors are nationally accredited.”

New online courses will allow teachers to earn continuing education graduate credits, begin a master’s degree program or work toward a certification while staying close to their home and family, she added.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.