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University of Findlay Launches Master’s Degree Program Building Capacity For High-Quality STEAM Instruction

FINDLAY, OH – Ohio’s University of Findlay (UF) has announced the launch of their online Master of Arts in Education degree emphasizing STEAM instruction that will expand participants’ capacity to provide students high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning experience. More information about this new program, which was designed from the ground-up for the full-time K–12 educator and features Discovery Education’s high-quality professional development content, can be found here. Discovery Education offers standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K–12 classrooms.

The University of Findlay offers prospective students both traditional and specialized professional degrees in a variety of delivery approaches during day, evening, weekend, and online sessions. Findlay is committed to the education of diverse students and enrolls students from nearly 40 nations and most U.S. states. UF’s 33-credit hour Master of Arts in Education Program provides working K–12 teachers a rich 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 captivating 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 City of Findlay, just south of Toledo and located approximately 1.5 hours from Columbus, Dayton and Detroit, has been designated a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily, repeatedly named one of the top 20 micropolitan areas (small towns) in the U.S. by Site Selection magazine and is the only municipality in Ohio to be selected three times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise.

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. For more information about UF’s Master of Arts in Education emphasizing STEAM or to register for the spring semester, visit this website.

“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.”

To help support K–12 educators drive improved student achievement, implement high-yield instructional strategies, and propel their careers forward, Discovery Education has collaborated with graduate-level educators for over a decade. These collaborations have designed immersive graduate-level courses delivered through advanced degree programs that help K–12 educators develop their instructional practice and career. The addition of University of Findlay is an expansion of this effort and part of a network of Universities offering educators affordable, online programs that drive high-impact K–12 teaching and instructional leadership.

“Discovery Education is proud to support the innovative team at the University of Findlay as they launch this ground-breaking new online degree program focused on building teachers’ capacity for STEAM teaching and learning,” says Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education’s president, International & University. “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.”

About the University of Findlay
Founded in 1882, the university provides innovative programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare students for meaningful lives and productive careers. The University of Findlay’s distinctive and renowned programs include MBA, animal science, equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant, as well as environmental, safety and occupational health management. For more information on these distinctive programs, visit www.findlay.edu/about-uf.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K–12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning and improving academic achievement around the globe. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

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