COE opens door to graduate opportunities

For Immediate Release:  April 7, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Teachers of students in 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. The open house will be held Tuesday, April 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Andruss Library, Schweiker Room.

Teachers from local school districts, as well as BU’s current student teachers and students enrolled in education and other majors, are invited to speak with faculty members and current graduate students about opportunities for lifelong learning.

All graduate-level programs will be represented: Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Mid-Level Education, Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education and Early Childhood Education Dual Certification, and Special Education Advanced Certification in both pre-kindergarten to eighth grade and seventh through 12th grades. Information also will be available on all four tracks of Educational Leadership – College Student Affairs, School Counseling, School Principal Certification, and Supervisory Certification – and the Master of Science programs, which include Master of Science in Special Education, Special Education Supervisory Certification, and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

“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 serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.