Partnership Programs Offering Dyslexia Certificate, Math Praxis Course
Notre Dame of Maryland University is offering four courses/a 12-credit cohort for a graduate certificate in dyslexia. This partnership with MCPS will provide participants with skills and methods to be effective and competent teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia and other related learning differences. Upon successful completion, candidates will be prepared to take the International Dyslexia Association Certification Exams for classroom educators.
An information session on this new program will be held from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at 45 W. Gude Dr. (Maple Room on the first floor) in Rockville. RSVP on Professional Development Online, course #88943. To be eligible, employees must hold a bachelor’s degree. On-site registration will be available during the information session.
Participants will take one course across four semesters: spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021. Courses will be held on Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. Classes will be held one day a week beginning the week of March 23.
- SPE 590 – Foundations of Literacy I: A Structured Language Approach for Teaching Students with Dyslexia
- SPE 591 – Foundations of Math: Understanding Math as a Language
- SPE 592 – Foundations of Literacy II: Moving Beyond the Basics
- SPE 593 – Integration of Learning Strategies and Executive Function Skills
There is no application fee. Courses will be billed using a direct-pay model minimizing the out-of-pocket expense for eligible employees. Employee out-of-pocket cost due at the time of registration is $328 for a three-credit course.
Washington Adventist University Offering Math Praxis Course
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is offering a Math Praxis Intensive course for MCPS support professionals who are preparing to take the Praxis Core exam. The five-week course will be held on Mondays, beginning March 2 through March 30. The group will meet from 4:30–7:30 p.m. at the Office of Human Resources and Development, 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. In case of inclement weather, a make-up class will be offered on April 1.
Successful participants can earn one undergraduate credit from WAU and receive tutoring support throughout the course and for two weeks after the course ends. Registration is now open. Space is limited.
The course cost of $325 is due at the time of registration. MCPS support services professionals may submit for one undergraduate credit of tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of the course. Please visit the MCPS Tuition Reimbursement website for details regarding the tuition reimbursement process.