Higher Education Partnerships Offering Virtual Sessions, Recruiting for Summer
The Office of Human Resources and Development, in partnership with local colleges and universities, continues to recruit for higher education partnerships 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 or inquire via email to the contacts listed for each institution.
Teacher Preparation Partnerships
Teacher Preparation Partnerships are pathways available to supporting services employees seeking initial certification to teach in specific content areas.
Montgomery College is offering the Culturally Responsive Educators Aspiring for Teaching Excellence (CREATE) 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, 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 to develop an academic plan that allows students 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 who are seeking teacher certification and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, MC offers the Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers (ACET) program in high-needs areas.
Virtual summer information sessions for the Montgomery College (MC) CREATE and ACET Partnerships will be held:
- Thursday, June 25
- Wednesday, July 22
- Wednesday, August 5
RSVP on PDO using course #89298.
Ongoing Summer Recruitment
University of Maryland (UMD) Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE)
UMD CITE participants, who 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. Email Theresa Robinson at email@example.com for more information.
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.
Ongoing Summer Recruitment
The McDaniel College partnership continues to recruit for master’s degree and graduate certificate pathways for educational leadership, which leads to Administrator I certification. To be eligible for the partnership for education leadership, employees should have five or more consecutive years of successful classroom teaching experience and tenure. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11. Cohorts begin in the fall of 2020. Contact Andrea Selivan for program information.
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