Ohio’s University of Findlay (UF) is launching an online Master of Arts in Education degree emphasizing STEAM instruction that will expand participants’ capacity to give sstudents high-quality STEAM learning experience.

The new program, which was designed from the ground-up for the full-time K-12 educator, features Discovery Education’s professional development content.

“Today’s students need well developed communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills for future success, and this new program will help teachers build the immersive STEAM experiences that will help students develop those critical skills,” says Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education’s President, International & University.

UF offers prospective students both traditional and specialized professional degrees in a variety of delivery approaches during day, evening, weekend, and online sessions.

UF’s 33-credit hour Master of Arts in Education Program gives working K-12 teachers an online environment in which they can develop the academic background needed to advance their careers and grow their teaching practice. Participants enrolled in UF’s new online master’s program emphasizing STEAM education will, through classwork facilitated by thought leaders in the field, learn to build a culture of STEAM teaching and learning that helps teachers unlock students’ inner explorer and propel them to future success.

The courses offered through UF’s Master of Arts in Education Program focusing on STEAM are designed and taught by leaders in the fields of STEAM education, educational technology, and pedagogy. With courses focusing on topics such as leading innovation in schools today, inquiry-based science instruction, science and technology for educators, differentiated instruction, children’s literature across the curriculum, and school leadership, participants learn concepts online that can be readily applied in the classroom the next day.

“University of Findlay is excited to launch this innovative master’s emphasis in STEAM Instruction and is celebrating this new relationship with Discovery Education,” says Dr. Gwynne Rife, Program Chair Advanced and Professional Programs. “Discovery Education’s STEAM focused content and excellent teaching resources complement the University of Findlay’s online education programs that seek to prepare teachers for the challenge of educating 21st century learners.”

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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