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MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TEAMS WITH UMBC AND MCPS ON
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
Leaders from Each Institution to Sign "2+2+2" Teacher
Friday, February 2, 2001 – 2 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn
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
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.)