Interested in teaching?
MATCH Teacher Residency
MATCH Teacher Residency is a highly innovative, one-year teacher residency program. They give recent college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers and then help them find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom. What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) They’re prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher; you learn and practice very specific “Teacher Moves.” 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in certain charter schools with a track record of “turning around” low-performing kids. 3) They have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships 1-on-1 with kids and parents, then using those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforcing rules consistently, and pushing/demanding a lot from their kids. For more information, visit http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/teacher.htm.
Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Mount Holyoke’s accelerated coed Master of Arts in Teaching Program allows aspiring middle and secondary school teachers to earn a master’s degree and initial licensure in chemistry in eleven months. They are excited about their collaboration with Expeditionary Learning (EL), a project-based teaching model developed out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound. EL has an extraordinary track record of transforming schools—and of training teachers to achieve exceptional results in the classroom. EL works with a network of 160 schools across the country, including the Springfield Renaissance School, an urban public middle and high school that has achieved 100% college acceptance among its first two graduating classes. Close to Mount Holyoke, the school is one of many innovative partner schools that will be accepting their M.A.T. students for the spring teaching practicum. Details of the program can be found on Mount Holyoke’s website.
No seminar this week
Periodic Table Meets This Week
Periodic Table meets this Thursday in the LDC Shearer Dining Room. We meet at noon in the chemistry hallway and walk over together, or you can join us there. If you are off board, the department will cover your lunch.