TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Scranton, a U.S. News & World Report-ranked university, is pleased to announce Emily Martinac as a Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship winner for the Special Fall 2013, Part B session.
The scholarship will provide Martinac, of Marion, Mississippi, with 25% savings on tuition through her graduation from the regionally accredited university, where she is a first-time student in the Master of Science (MS) in Curriculum and Instruction program, which is offered 100% online.
Martinac seeks to make a connection with each of her elementary school students, helping them realize the importance of a strong educational foundation. She implemented creative teaching methods, and focused her students on the importance of respecting themselves and each other. As a result, Martinac witnessed a turnaround in her students' attitudes and enthusiasm for learning.
Supervisors note Martinac's ability to help her students mature while holding them accountable in a nurturing way.
"The University of Scranton is pleased to honor our scholarship recipient, Emily Martinac," said W. Jeffrey Welsh, PhD, Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. "We enthusiastically support the efforts of outstanding teachers who are committed to their students and to gaining new skills through advanced education."
Exceptional educators who are first-time students in The University of Scranton's 100% online MS in Curriculum and Instruction and MS in Educational Administration programs are eligible for the Bisk Foundation scholarships.
The online programs offer 24/7 access to video-based lectures and are powered by University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education.
New students interested in a Bisk Foundation scholarship for the Special Spring 2014, Part A session must apply by Dec. 2, 2013. Contact a representative at 855-300-1471 or visit http://www.uscranton.com/graduate-scholarships-teachers/ to learn more or to apply.
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 programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). 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.
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