Programs delivered 100% online through Bisk Education focus on the success of teachers and their students.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 — The nation's commitment to education remains top of mind this week as President Obama once again focused on educating America and supporting its great teachers in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. His assertion that "teachers matter" echoes sentiments from previous addresses that have positioned education as a catalyst for change in many people's lives. It is a sentiment that Bisk Education has upheld for over 40 years, particularly where teacher education is concerned.
For educators to teach with "creativity and passion," they must possess the skills and knowledge needed to boost student achievement. To help them achieve these goals, Bisk has been partnering with universities such as The University of Scranton and Dominican University to offer online graduate programs in education since 2004. The master's degrees in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration, Elementary Education, Reading, and English as a Second Language are delivered 100% online through Bisk's University Alliance division and provide educators with the latest and most effective methods for engaging and inspiring students in the classroom.
Online programs in graduate education offered by Bisk partner The University of Scranton received high marks recently in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever ranking of online programs. The university ranked second for student engagement and accreditation, and in the top 20 for faculty credentials and training.
"Bisk Education is proud to provide teachers with online education programs and resources that support their goals and the overall mission of the nation," said Nathan Bisk, Chairman and CEO of Bisk Education. "We work closely with each university to make its traditional, ground-based courses accessible 24/7 to teachers in an online multimedia environment, allowing them to focus on their students in the classroom while attending courses at their convenience."
To assist in making higher education affordable, the company has been offering the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship since 2010. Applications for the scholarship are currently being accepted for new students enrolling in any of the graduate programs in education offered by Bisk's partner universities.
To learn more about online graduate programs in education offered through Bisk's University Alliance division, visit www.universityalliance.com.
To learn more about Bisk Education's approach to online learning, visit www.bisk.com.
About Bisk Education
Founded in 1971, Bisk Education is the world's leading provider of professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Michigan State University, Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, The University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University.
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