All Trine education majors employed for 8th straight year

October 21, 2020

For the eighth straight year, 100% of graduates from Trine University’s Franks School of Education (FSOE) seeking employment as teachers are working in the classroom.

Nineteen graduates from the Class of 2020 obtained teaching positions this fall.

“We are so proud of this past year's seniors, who have entered a teaching environment with so many unique variables,” said Anthony Kline, Ph.D., dean of the Franks School of Education. “Their laser focus on building positive student relationships while leveraging face-to-face and eLearning has been beneficial to their K-12 students and their families.”

Kline also credited the continued success of FSOE’s graduates to the efforts of university faculty and community partners, calling it “a collective team effort.”

“Our employers and stakeholders recognize the value our graduates provide their schools and P-12 students,” he said. “Through the impressive work of our passionate faculty and dedicated K-12 school partners, our graduates are well-positioned to positively impact the academic and social success of their own students.”

“We receive consistently high feedback on our graduates' effectiveness from both employers and graduates. We attribute their real-world readiness due to their consistent field experiences in a variety of schools starting their first semester, small student-to-teacher ratios in our education courses, the potential for unique technology and STEM certifications, and the ability to earn multiple teaching licensures in four years or less.”

Many graduates from the Class of 2020 are teaching in nearby schools, including MSD Steuben, DeKalb Central, DeKalb Eastern, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Branch County (Michigan) Intermediate School District and Montpelier (Ohio) Exempted Village Schools.

FSOE’s graduates continue to succeed as its numbers keep growing. Trine has 183 students enrolled this fall in its Franks School of Education, more than double the 82 enrolled just four years ago.

For more information about the Franks School of Education, visit

Photo: Alison Todd, assistant professor in Trine University’s Franks School of Education, teaches a Classroom Behavior and Environment class at the university. The FSOE is reporting that, for the eighth straight year, 100% of its graduates seeking employment as teachers are working in the classroom. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

Last Updated: 10/21/2020

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