University of Maryland Offers Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership
MCPS and the University of Maryland, College Park are offering the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership. The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership: Special Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education program allows in-service elementary and middle school teachers to explore relationships between science, engineering and mathematics through a transdisciplinary approach to integrated STEM. Teachers in the program will use cutting-edge technology and innovative tools to build a Professional Learning Network as they develop personal philosophies regarding issues of authenticity, equity and achievement in STEM.
The creation of the program was made possible through a grant from Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Each course has been designed to reflect the MSDE STEM Standards of Practice, as well as the core ideas and practices of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Curriculum. Courses will be offered at The Universities at Shady Grove campus.
Website: Check out a Prezi on the program.
An interest meeting will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr. in Rockville, in Building III-3226. Register on PDO (course # 85551) to attend the meeting.
Learn More about Becoming a Pupil Personnel Worker
The Division of Pupil Personnel Services is hosting an open house for anyone interested in learning more about being a pupil personnel worker (PPW). The open house is being held from 4:30–6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at MCEA, 12 Taft Court in Rockville. (The snow date is 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the Maple Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville). Register on PDO; the course number is 85514.
The event will cover what PPWs do in their jobs, how to get certified and how to navigate the selection process.
If you have questions, contact Becky Holland in the Division of Pupil Personnel Services, at 301-315-7335.
University of Maryland Offers Master’s in Middle School Mathematics
The University of Maryland, College Park is offering a master’s degree program in middle school mathematics.
Program candidates are prepared to become highly qualified middle school mathematics teachers. A three-year master’s program, candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework in mathematics, mathematics education and teacher research. This program is appropriate for current middle school math teachers with elementary certification, or for teachers who wish to teach mathematics at the middle school level.
Applications for the fall 2015 cohort are still available. Courses are offered at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove. The application is available here.
For more information, visit the UMD Center for Mathematics Education District Partnership programs website.
Interest meetings will be held at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr. in Rockville, on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Building III-4203, and on Wednesday, March 11, from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Building III-4203. Register on PDO to attend one of the meetings (Course #85544).