Goucher College is working in partnership with Harford County Schools to sponsor three education cohorts!
- These cohorts will be offered at a reduced tuition rate to current Harford County teachers.
- Classes will be taught in Harford County.
- These are open cohorts. Teachers may take any courses that interest them. Enrollment in the master's program is not required to be eligible to register for courses.
At-Risk and Diverse Learners
Teachers interested in exploring forces and influences at play in the lives of at-risk students as well as strategies to help students become less vulnerable and more resilient will find this program invaluable. It is geared toward helping participants better understand and guide a growing population of psychologically and sociologically disrupted students to become more productive and successful learners. The courses in this cohort can be applied to either the M.Ed. or Professional Development Certificate. Many students choose to concentrate in the elective courses, taking reading courses, courses,courses from the literacy strategies specialization, or special education courses to add a special education endorsement to their teaching certificate. Click here for full details.
Literacy Strategies for Content Learning
There is an increasing awareness of the difficulties students experience when faced with the need to employ reading and writing strategies in content learning. The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted by Maryland and more than 40 other states reflect this important emphasis. This cohort is geared toward helping teachers, in all content areas, learn how to engage students in writing and reading tasks and to cue and prompt them to use the strategies they have learned to be more effective learners in that content. The courses in this cohort will focus on writing and vocabulary and comprehension for both reading and writing in all content areas.
(Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist Endorsement)
This cohort is designed to help every teacher be a better teacher of reading and use reading as a strategy in increasing content learning. It also supports county efforts to prepare literacy professionals who will provide leadership for the school reading program. The Reading Instruction cohort can lead to reading teacher endorsement (12 credits required) or reading specialist certification (through the Master's Degree or Professional Development Certificate). Classroom teachers and special educators alike find this program to be of tremendous benefit in their classrooms. Click here for full details.
Summer 2013 Goucher College/Harford County Course Offerings
- ED625.600, Strategies for Teaching Reading, Monday/Wednesday 1:30-4:30 p.m., CEO Building
- ED632.600, Psychological and Social Characteristics of Resilient Learners, Monday/Wednesday 4:30-6:15 p.m., Edgewood Middle School
- ED603.600, Personality Development and Self-Esteem, Online with up to 5 synchronous sessions
- ED697.600, Reading Strategies in the Content Area, Monday/Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Edgewood Middle School
Click Here for registration details for Summer 2013 offerings.