Ray certified as CASE Master Teacher

Oct. 9, 2014

Tim Ray, a graduate student in the Agricultural and Extension Education doctoral program, has been awarded CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) Master Teacher certification.

Ray has attended the Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (AFNR), Principals of Agricultural Sciences – Animals (ASA) and Principals of Agricultural Sciences – Plants (ASP) CASE Institutes. After earning certification through intense professional development, he continued his professional growth by becoming a CASE Lead Teacher. He further challenged himself and was awarded CASE Master Teacher certification.

CASE Master Teachers have proven their understanding of the content, pedagogy, and complex design of all aspects of CASE. As a Master Teacher, Ray will promote CASE on a local, regional, and national stage, articulating the value of CASE and the impact it has in elevating the teacher and students in an agricultural education program. Master Teachers are looked to as a resource for teachers seeking answers to questions about the principles CASE promotes.

CASE curricular materials provide a high level of educational experiences to students to enhance the rigor and relevance of AFNR subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.

CASE develops curriculum utilizing science inquiry for lesson foundation and concepts are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional strategies. In addition to the curriculum aspect of CASE, the project ensures quality teaching by providing extensive professional development for teachers that leads to certification.

Ray is a student in the Agricultural and Extension Education doctoral program in Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, specializing in agricultural education. This program prepares students for higher education, evaluation, outreach education, research, and administration in the specialization areas of agricultural education, community and extension education, and international development. For additional information about our graduate programs, contact Dr. Scott Scheer at scheer.9@osu.edu.

Current high school agricultural educators interested in the CASE Institute can visit the CASE website at www.case4learning.org or contact Tim Ray at ray.468@osu.edu.