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Subject: $150 Scholarship to Try Teaching

Description:
I’d like to tell you about an exciting new program, Terrapin Teachers!

This is a new 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 provides
students 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 teacher certification.  This program
prepares students to teach math and science effectively using inquiry and
project-based instruction.  One of the benefits of Terrapin Teachers is that
undergraduates will experience the exciting career of teaching in the first
course of the program, TLPL 101, Inquiry Approaches to Teaching.

Below is a description of TLPL 101.

DO YOU LOVE MATH OR SCIENCE?  HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT TEACHING?  SIGN-UP
FOR TLPL 101!



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,
http://TerrapinTeachers.umd.edu.


Contact Person: Travis Larmore
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-0645
Website URL: http://TerrapinTeachers.umd.edu