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Montgomery College Educators Rising (MCER)

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Because of the generous gift donated through the Montgomery College Innovation Grant, Educators Rising at Montgomery College has expanded its chapter! Students now are congruent members in Aspiring Educatorsnew window, Educators Risingnew window, Maryland State Education Associationnew window, and the National Education Associationnew window!  With all four complementary partnerships, grants, scholarships, professional development opportunities, and other resources might be afforded to our Montgomery College education-students to ensure a successful and effective transition into the classroom as full-time, teachers of record in Maryland. 

Educators Rising is inspiring a new generation of highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path from high school through college and into their teaching career as a long-term solution to teacher shortages around the country. Educators Rising students feel that they are a part of a greater movement, connecting with other like-minded aspiring educators to shape the future. 

Our four-prong, comprehensive suite of professional organizations offers: 

  • Additional funds for books, required technology, and some personal items - eliminating the barriers of added costs, e.g., housing, transportation, food, etc., that are typically not addressed in financial assistance packages.  
  • Opportunities for paid internship exploration and work-based learning opportunities—partnering with career services to establish a more focused goal to ensure employment during and after the Montgomery College experience. 
  • One-on-one advising and mentoring to support social, academic, and professional goals.  
  • Leadership development through experiential opportunities, mentorship, and learning excursions throughout the country.  
  • Creation of a community college network of teacher-mentors/mentorship; participants will receive mentorship and develop their own styles of mentorship by providing leadership (peer mentoring) to other students while in the program. 
How MCER chapter students identify: student, 72.7%, teacher, 9.1%; paraprofessional, 9.1%, student-intern, 9.1%

By The Numbers
Our chapter represents not only students, but working professionals–dedicated to the advancement of educational equity and excellence throughout Montgomery College and the entire state of Maryland. Here are how our students identify in their professional and academic journeys: 

2023-2024 Inductees
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