Three New Partnership Programs Available for Educators
Teachers are invited to apply for graduate coursework as part of Towson University’s Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Special Education Practices (CLRP) program.
The cohort begins in fall 2014.
This is a two-year graduate program with candidates taking four courses (fall and spring) totaling 12 credits. The program is open to MCPS teachers interested in improving their knowledge and skills for supporting diverse learners. The coursework focuses on culturally responsive special education practices, including strategies and methods for teaching English learners and those with disabilities, assessment and interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse learners with and without disabilities, and collaborating with families. While courses are focused on best practices in special education, they are also appropriate for general educators and other professionals working with diverse populations. Participants may enroll in any one course or in all four.
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 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 June 4 at the Center for Technology Innovation, 4 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville.