Interested in National Board Certification?
Are you thinking about applying for National Board Certification? MCPS is home to more than 650 teachers who are certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Montgomery County has the largest network of National Board Certified teachers in the state and has great supports in place to help candidates.
Educators earn National Board Certification after completing a series of assessments that include teaching portfolios, student work samples, videotapes, and rigorous analyses of their classroom teaching and student learning. Candidates also complete a series of written exercises that probe the depth of their subject-matter knowledge and their understanding of how to teach those subjects to their students.
If you’re interested in applying for National Board Certification, there are three interest meetings coming in June for the 2015–2016 scholarship cycle. They are: 4:30–6 p.m. on June 3, June 5 and June 11 at MCEA, 12 Taft Court in Rockville. Sign up on PDO; the course number is 51542.
For more information, contact Lesley Johnson in the Department of Professional Growth Systems.
Montgomery College Offers Teacher Prep Program
Montgomery College (MC) and MCPS are partnering to offer an innovative teacher preparation program for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree who wish to become teachers in MCPS secondary schools. The Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers (ACET) program is designed to address teacher shortage areas at the middle and high school levels in fields such as Chemistry, French, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish and Technology Education. Additional information on ACET can be found here.
Interest meetings for the 2015 cohort will be held from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Commons 211 on May 14, June 19 and July 22. RSVP on PDO; the course number is 85121.
Earn a Master’s or Administrator I Certification at McDaniel College
MCPS and McDaniel College are partnering to offer an opportunity to earn an Administrator I Certification and/or Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. Courses begin in the fall of 2014. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 22. Two options are available:
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Leadership Focus: A 34.5 credit program for educators who seek to be leaders with a strong foundation in curriculum and instruction. A four-credit internship is required for those seeking Admininstrator I Certification.
Administrator I Certification: A 19-credit course sequence designed for educators already holding a master’s degree and seeking careers in administration or supervision.
An information session is being held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at the Center for Technology Innovation, 4 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville.