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Colorado State U To Debut Online Teacher Licensures in Math, Science

Colorado State University-Global Campus has unveiled new online teacher licensure programs in science and math set to debut this spring.

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting the number of STEM occupations will continue to grow significantly faster than other job areas. Therefore, the need for quality math and science teachers to help inspire and encourage children to pursue these areas is greater than ever," said Jon Bellum, provost and senior vice president at Colorado State University-Global Campus, in a prepared statement. "We are excited to offer these new teacher licensure programs as a way to help fulfill this need."

The two programs, Teacher Licensure Math and Teacher Licensure Science, will be available as 24-credit standalone offerings, or as a concentration within the school's online Master's in Teaching and Learning. Courses will have no set times or locations, though the program features a practical component in an academic setting for students to practice applying what they're learning.

"The curriculum in all options is aligned with the InTASC Model Core National Teaching Standards, the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers, the Colorado Educator Effectiveness Teacher Quality Standards and the Colorado 8.0 Content Standards," according to a news release.

"It's with great pride that we are able to provide more educational opportunities for educators themselves," added Bellum. "Through a focus on real-world learning, academic quality, and the success of our students in strong job growth areas, these programs are a representation of the CSU-Global mission and our commitment to effective learning at all levels."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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