Simpson University Brings Education Programs to Far Nor Cal Counties
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - With predictions that the need for teachers in California will grow, Simpson University is bringing its teaching and administrative credential programs to far Northern California counties to help facilitate teacher training.
“We want to make our programs convenient and accessible,” said Dr. Glee Brooks, dean of Simpson University’s School of Education. The university’s highly qualified faculty will teach face-to-face courses in home counties during fall and spring, and summer courses in Redding.
School of Education officials have met with educators in Siskiyou, Lassen, Modoc, Trinity, Tehama and Shasta counties to let them know of this option for convenient course delivery.
“If individuals are considering becoming a teacher or are interested in deepening their education with a master’s degree or an administrative credential, it is a great time to enter the profession,” Dr. Brooks said. “Our graduates are being hired. In fact, many are hired before they even finish student teaching.”
Simpson University’s School of Education offers a Master of Arts in Education, as well as single- and multiple-subject teaching and administrative services credential programs. More than 2,500 students have graduated from the School of Education since 1989 – many of them going on to work as teachers or administrators in the North State.
One of the latest available studies on teacher shortages, “Trends in California Teacher Demand: A County and Regional Perspective” (compiled by WestEd in 2008), projects a growing need for teachers in California over the next decade.
“Our answer to that demand is to take our programs to the candidates,” Dr. Brooks said.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is celebrating its 25th year in Redding, Calif. In October 2014, the university dedicated its new Science & Nursing Building. Simpson is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults. Simpson is expanding its online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations