California Lutheran University alumna chosen for national science teacher program


High school students who wish to become teachers may have excellent career opportunities, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that overall employment of professionals in this field is expected to increase over the next several years.

Those who want to pursue career in teaching may consider attending California Lutheran University (CLU), as a graduate of the school's education program was selected for the National Science Teachers Association's New Science Teacher Academy, the Ventura County Star reports. The program was created to offer professional development opportunities to educators who are new to the field.

CLU alumna Katie Cohen, who has been teaching science in elementary and middle schools for four years, was one of two educators who were chosen from California. She earned her master's degree from CLU.

"Moving from elementary to middle school science teaching, I found I needed more support," she told the news source. "Professional development in science was not something I had as part of my credential program. Learning to teach science is different from learning science."

Cohen added that she is lucky to have been given the opportunity to meet people in her field from around the country.

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