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PRESS ADVISORY

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TEAMS WITH UMBC AND MCPS ON TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
Leaders from Each Institution to Sign "2+2+2" Teacher Education Pact

Friday, February 2, 2001 – 2 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Library Drive, Baltimore, Maryland

Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley and leaders from UMBC and Montgomery County Public Schools will convene at UMBC to put a new teacher recruitment and education program, "Recruiting at Home: Students to Teachers," into action.

Dubbed a "2+2+2" program for its structure – potential MCPS teachers are recruited in their final two years of high school, attend Montgomery College for two years, and complete their final two years of study at UMBC – the program is the first of several teacher recruitment and development partnerships being struck with community colleges.

After four years, the students will graduate with an associate’s degree from Montgomery College, a bachelor’s degree from UMBC and Maryland teacher certification. MCPS will work with the students throughout their collegiate career, providing internship opportunities and, prior to graduation, recruiting them to teach in Montgomery County, bringing the program full-circle.

(Directions to UMBC: From the South: Take I-95 North to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695). Head west to exit 12C. Follow signs for UMBC. Library is on Library Drive, parking will be available in Garage 1.)

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