University of Maryland Offering Master’s Degree in Middle School Math
The M.Ed. in Middle School Mathematics is a content-based masters’ program that prepares teachers to become highly qualified middle grades mathematics teachers (fourth to ninth grades). The research-based program involves coursework in mathematics content and mathematics pedagogy courses as well as courses to support leadership in areas such as assessment and curriculum. The 30-credit program is intended for teachers already certified in elementary education, special education or ESOL who are teaching or plan to teach in subject matter classrooms in the middle grades (4th–9th grades).
Check out this shareable link to the Middle School Math Program Prezi. It includes additional program information as well as the link to a LiveBinder with information and tips for applying to the program through the University of Maryland Graduate School.
During the school year, courses will be offered weekly at The Universities at Shady Grove. No GRE required. Contact Dr. Beatriz Quintos at the University of Maryland with questions.
Note: A scholarship is available from the College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership. It is intended as supplementary to the costs of the tuition. Only teachers starting the program in the fall of 2015 in the M.Ed in Middle School Mathematics are eligible.
Seeking Future School Administrators
MCPS is looking for motivated, dedicated, skillful and creative people to become school-based administrators. Recruitment and development of future administrators ensures that MCPS continues to deliver a quality education for every student. Ideal candidates include teacher leaders or central office employees who have supported student achievement in the classroom, served in leadership capacity, provided professional development to other teachers, and/or developed curriculum and programs at the school or at the county level. If you want to learn more about becoming a school-based administrator in MCPS, register for the Future Administrators Workshop (FAW) on PDO.
The FAW prepares participants by emphasizing job requirements, performance expectations, preparation for the interview process, and a preliminary writing assessment. It outlines how to apply for the assistant principal eligibility pool. Participants will talk with current school administrators, directors and supervisors from central services. The course is highly interactive and attendance at all four sessions is mandatory.
The workshop dates are: September 24, October 6, October 28, and November 17, from 4:30–6:30 p.m., at the Festival Center for Skillful Teaching at 283 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg. Only one make-up session is offered for one missed session on Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Maple Room at the Office of Human Resources and Development, 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. Registration for the workshop series (#50614) and make-up is on PDO.
If you completed the FAW more than three years ago and are trying to re-enter the assistant principal eligibility pool, you may take the FAW refresher course on Tuesday, Dec.1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Office of Human Resources, 45 W. Gude Dr. in the Maple Room. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory. Register on PDO.
If you have questions, contact Robin McCue at 301-279-8440.