Higher Education Partnerships Hosting Virtual Interest Meetings
The Office of Human Resources and Development, in partnership with local colleges and universities, will host several virtual information sessions for employees who want to begin teacher preparation programs, or for current teachers and other employees who want to pursue continuing education opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested employees should register for the information sessions on PDO. Information sessions will be recorded for review by employees who are unable to attend scheduled meetings.
Teacher Preparation Partnerships
Teacher Preparation Partnerships are pathways available to supporting services employees seeking initial certification to teach in specific content areas. Upcoming information sessions are listed below. RSVP on Professional Development Online (PDO) to receive the meeting link and detailed program information.
Towson State University (TU) Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education, Tuesday, May 26 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #86942
TU MAT in Special Education participants, who must hold bachelor’s degrees, work as paraeducators in special education settings during the program. The program prepares employees to become special education teachers. The next cohort will begin fall of 2020.
Montgomery College CREATE and ACET Partnerships, Wednesday, May 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #89298
MCPS, in partnership with Montgomery College (MC), offers the Culturally Responsive Educators Aspiring for Teaching Excellence and the Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers (ACET) programs. Members of the MCPS CREATE Teacher Cohort Program earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree, which constitutes the first two years of the required four-year degree. MC will assist employees who are new to college or who have some college credits develop an academic plan that allows them to graduate in three years and seamlessly transfer to partner universities to complete the bachelor’s degree required to become a certified teacher.
For eligible employees with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and who are seeking teacher certification, MC offers the ACET program for high-demand subject areas.
University of Maryland (UMD) Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE), Thursday, June 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #87596
UMD CITE participants, who must hold bachelor’s degrees, work as paraeducators during the program. CITE prepares participants to become general education teachers in grades 1-6. The next cohort will begin January 2021.
Continuing Education and Educational Leadership Partnerships
Continuing Education and Educational Leadership partnerships continue recruitment and offer information sessions for interested employees who hold initial teacher certification.
Hood College Educational Leadership partnerships is recruiting for the master’s degree pathway only. To be eligible for the partnership for education leadership, employees should have five or more consecutive years of successful classroom teaching experience and tenure. Cohorts begin fall of 2020. Please note: The graduate certificate cohorts are full; there are wait lists.
University of Maryland (UMD) Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Middle School Mathematics, Thursday, May 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course#86566
This is a 30-credit, three-year, content-based master’s degree program that prepares teachers to become highly qualified in middle grades mathematics by strengthening their content knowledge and their professional knowledge about teaching mathematics to students in diverse school settings. The program is intended for teachers already certified in elementary education, special education or ESOL. These teachers should be teaching or planning to teach in fourth through ninth grade classrooms. This is a cohort-only program offered in partnership with the Mathematics Department at the University of Maryland and local school districts.