Work from future teachers and current University of Toledo students in the Licensure Alternative Master’s Program will be on display Friday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. outside the Carver Center, located in Gillham Hall Room 3000.
The 26 students in the accelerated program that starts in August and runs through June will show off their posters to officers from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, faculty in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Engineering, and College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, and faculty and students of the Judith Herb College of Education.
“This event is the third in a series of special conversations that help our students understand how to teach the important ideas in their content,” said Dr. Jenny Denyer, UT associate professor of teacher education and literacy. “Students are prepared to discuss their posters with anyone interested.”
The program is designed to allow those with a bachelor’s degree to get teaching licenses and master’s degrees in less than one year if they choose so after graduation.
“We assume students come to us knowing content,” Denyer said. “Our program shows them how to teach that content.”
Each student poster addresses:
• What does it mean for students to do inquiry in your content area?
• What types of questions can or should be asked in language arts, mathematics, social studies or science classrooms?
• What types of investigations can or should students engage in language arts, mathematics, social studies or science classrooms?
• What examples from your classroom illustrate students engaged in inquiry in language arts, mathematics, social studies or science?
Denyer and Dr. Rebecca Schneider, professor of teacher education and science education, co-direct the program that they have designed to integrate University course work with intern work in local middle and secondary classrooms.
“While it is very intense, our students are finding jobs once they graduate,” Denyer said. “We are very proud of them.”
Prospective students interested in Licensure Alternative Master’s Program can contact Denyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.