Higher Education Partnerships Hosting Virtual Interest Meetings
The Office of Human Resources and Development, in partnership with local colleges and universities, is hosting 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 information sessions on PDO. Information sessions will be recorded for review by employees who are unable to attend scheduled meetings.Teacher preparation partnerships are available to supporting services employees seeking initial certification to teach in specific content areas. RSVP on PDO to receive the meeting link and detailed program information. Upcoming information sessions are listed below.
University of Maryland (UMD) Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE), Thursday, May 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #87596. UMD CITE participants, who must hold bachelor’s degrees, will 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.
Teacher Prep Programs for Initial Teacher Certification, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Wednesday, May 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #87616. UMGC and UMBC prepare supporting services employees to become teachers for secondary (grades 7-12) science, math and computer science. UMBC also prepares supporting services employees who hold bachelor’s degrees to become ESOL teachers. Rolling admission is available.
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. The TU MAT in Special Education prepares employees to become special education teachers. Participants must hold bachelor’s degrees and will work as paraeducators in special education settings during the program of study. The next cohort will begin in the fall of 2020.
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.
Notre Dame of Maryland University Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia (Cohort II), Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP on PDO using course #88943. Notre Dame of Maryland University offers a 12-credit graduate certificate. The program of study provides participants with the skills and methods to be effective and competent teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other related learning differences. The summer 2020 course will begin June 2, 2020. Participants will take one course across four semesters: summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021.
Hood College for Educational Leadership—Master’s degree pathway only, Tuesday, May 19 or Thursday, May 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. RSVP to Dan Shea of Hood College.
Hood College Educational Leadership partnerships continues recruitment 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.
More information is available on the Higher Education Partnerships website here.