University of Findlay is excited to announce it has been selected as one of BestColleges.com’s Best Online Master’s in Science Education Programs for 2019.
UF ranked No. 10 out of only 20 institutional programs that ranked. Such academic preparation is filling a great need: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 1.9 million job openings in the teaching profession through 2024.
“Because of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focus, the university strives to help meet demand for science teachers,” BestColleges.com explains.
Gwynne Rife, Ph.D., biology professor and College of Education’s Advanced Professional Program’s chair, said this master’s program serves all types of educators, such as teachers, naturalists, and museum staff, by supporting their unique situations, backgrounds, and professional goals. The program “also helps them develop innovative and fresh ways to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to their learners in fun and relevant ways,” she said.
BestColleges.com’s rankings are created annually based on factors such as academic quality, affordability, and online competency.
UF students who are concentrating on science education to earn their Master of Arts in Education can complete the 33-credit STEM-focused program online in as little as 12 months. “The program’s flexibility means teachers stay in the classroom while pursuing their master’s degree and use their teaching environment to test concepts learned during their studies,” the website notes.
Some of the fascinating courses offered in this strand included concentrate on topics such as biodiversity, recent advances in life science teaching, and astronomy.
A master’s in science education equips leaders for expansive, fulfilling, and in-demand classroom careers that incorporate evidence-based instruction with pedagogical innovation and specialty teaching in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 1.9 million job openings in the teaching profession through 2024.