Trine celebrates 5th year of 100% placement for education majors

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ANGOLA (08/10/2017) One hundred percent of the 2017 graduates from Trine University's Franks School of Education who were seeking teaching positions will work as educators in the fall.

It is the fifth year the school has achieved 100 percent job and graduate school placement for its graduates.

"Any year you have a 100 percent job placement rate, you celebrate that accomplishment, the result of so much hard work from all involved," said Anthony Kline, Ph.D., dean of the Franks School of Education. "To have five straight years of 100 percent job placement is a testament to our incredible faculty, strong partnerships with excellent area educators, and most importantly, our dedicated and passionate students. It's a great time to be part of the Franks School of Education."

The Franks School of Education had 18 graduates in May. Of those, 16 sought and successfully found teaching positions, one will work as a college coach and one is pursuing a master's degree.

Of those in teaching positions, eight will teach at the elementary level and eight at the secondary level.

The university's continued success in employing its graduates is a reflection of Trine's emphasis on practical experience for its students. Trine University teacher education majors begin classroom observations and experiences in local and regional schools in their first year at Trine, amassing more than 200 hours before they begin student teaching.

Earlier this year, 100 percent of superintendents and principals surveyed indicated that Franks School of Education graduates were more prepared as first-year teachers compared to other colleges.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ketner School of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 23 varsity sports (introducing men's and women's ice hockey, bowling, esports and women's triathlon in fall 2017). Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and education resource centers throughout Indiana and Michigan.