U.S. News & World Report-ranked and regionally accredited The University of Scranton, in partnership with University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education, has awarded two scholarships to exceptional educators who have had a positive impact on the lives of their students.
The University of Scranton congratulates the recipients of the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship for the Special Summer 2012, Part A session:
- Sister Mary Patrice Matamoros, OCD, enrolled in the Master of Science in Educational Administration program.
- Christine Flickinger, enrolled in the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program.
Sister Mary Patrice Matamoros, OCD, an administrator at Hayden Child Care Center, has positively influenced both studentsandparents through listening, providing hope and offering encouragement. Her colleagues admire Sister Mary Patrice’s ability to take a personal interest in each and every child she teaches, focusing on academic progress, as well his or her holistic development.
Christine Flickinger, an English teacher at Downingtown STEM Academy in Downingtown, Penn., exclaims that teaching is her passion. She strives to impart her love of learning on every student, and takes advantage of opportunities to improve her instructional skills when they arise. Ms. Flickinger is an enthusiastic supporter of students’ extracurricular activities. She leads writing workshops, assists students with the school newspaper and literary magazine, and is known for her motivation and excellent ability to boost student achievement.
“The University of Scranton takes great pride in congratulating these outstanding scholarship winners,” said W. Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education at The University of Scranton. “By enrolling in our Master of Arts in Education programs online, they have taken the first step toward expanding their career opportunities, and their ability to inspire and lead others.”
The Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship supports outstanding educators who seek leadership skills and techniques for managing complex school environments by earning a Master of Science in Education: Educational Administration; and who strive to excel in today’s academic environment by earning a Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. First-time applicants enrolling in either of the two programs, offered 100% online by The University of Scranton, are eligible to apply.
Scholarships reimburse 25% of current tuition and continue through graduation. The current value of each scholarship exceeds $4000; since 2010, this scholarship program has awarded over $84,000 to outstanding educators.
The University of Scranton’s world-class education is available to working teachers everywhere, through a professor-led, 100% online video-based e-learning platform, powered by University Alliance technology. Students have 24/7 access to the virtual classroom, with no campus visits or specific log-in times required.
For more information or to apply, contact a representative at 855-300-1471 or visit http://www.uscranton.com/graduate-scholarships-teachers/.
About The University of Scranton
Nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The University of Scranton was founded in 1888 and has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition since 1942. It is consistently ranked among the top 10 regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Scranton is accredited by The Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Education Department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College of Graduate and Continuing Education is authorized to award graduate degrees by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971 by Nathan Bisk, 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, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, New England College, the University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, the University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Dominican University, and Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.