Leadership Development Program Open to Administrators
The MCPS Leadership Development Program for central services administrators and business/operations administrators will begin with a new cohort on Jan. 16, 2015. The program enables administrators to better meet the challenges of their current positions, while also preparing them for future promotional opportunities. The program parallels the leadership development program for school-based leaders.
The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 21. More information is available here.
The program includes activities organized to give participants an opportunity to discuss and apply leadership theories in their current administrative positions. Seminars and application sessions will be the primary vehicles for knowledge acquisition and innovation. The program is offered in two phases with six full-day monthly seminars each. The morning session is devoted to the review and discussion of current research on topics related to executive leadership and management practices. The afternoon session will be a Leadership Practice Community, where participants will share best practices and engage in problem-solving activities.
McDaniel Offers Certificate Program in Equity and Excellence
McDaniel College is offering a five-course, 15-credit graduate certificate program in Equity and Excellence in Education. Candidates will acquire new skills and perspectives on the challenging work of becoming culturally responsive practitioners. The program brings together educators from across the county to study theory, research, and the practice of teaching and leading for equity in the classroom, school and beyond. All courses are offered at convenient locations in Montgomery County at a discounted tuition rate.
Montgomery College Offers Teacher Prep Program
Montgomery College 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 at the middle and high school levels in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, Technology Education and World Languages (PreK-12).
The application window for the 2015 cohort year is now closed. Program recruitment for the 2016 cohort is ongoing, with applications accepted from July 1–Oct. 15, 2015. Candidates are expected to complete classroom observations prior to applying. For more information, visit the ACET program website or contact Montgomery College program coordinator Debra Poese.