Subject: Teach Math or Science for $150
Hello and welcome to the University of Maryland,
I’d like to tell you about an exciting program, Terrapin Teachers!
This is an initiative in undergraduate secondary STEM teacher education here
at Maryland supported by the National Mathematics and Science Initiative. It
is an innovative, collaborative academic program that will provide you with
the opportunity to add teaching to the career options available to them by
getting a subject-matter degree in their discipline of interest. Terrapin
Teachers is geared toward attracting the best and brightest academically
strong STEM students to a teaching career and increasing the number of
highly-skilled secondary STEM teachers. Students in STEM ﬁelds will
receive both a content degree and eligibility for teacher certiﬁcation.
This program will prepare you to teach math and science eﬀectively using
inquiry and project-based instruction. One of the beneﬁts of Terrapin
Teachers is that you will experience the exciting career of teaching in the
first course of the program, TLPL 101, Inquiry Approaches to Teaching. There
is no obligation to continue the course sequence once you have taken TLPL
Below is a description of TLPL 101.
DO YOU LOVE MATH OR SCIENCE? HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT TEACHING? SIGN-UP
FOR TLPL 101! 1-CREDIT
Here's a chance to try teaching and earn a $150 scholarship for completing
the course with a "B" grade or higher. The course will focus on
inquiry-based teaching. You will strengthen your oral communication and
organization skills. The course requires that you observe a local elementary
school teacher twice and then teach two science or math lessons. Yes, that's
correct. You are required to be in the elementary school a total of four
times during the semester. We suggest that you allow a 3-hour window to
include travel time, set-up, and wrap-up when teaching the lessons. All of
the schools are on the UM shuttle line. A background check is required.
TLPL 101 meets for one-hour and twenty minutes once a week.
For more information and frequently asked questions, please view our website,
Check us out at fb.me/2Sz4YLmNr .
Contact Person: Travis Larmore
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-0645
Website URL: http://TerrapinTeachers.umd.edu