(Transition to Teaching) Program
E=mc², Educating Middle-Grades Teachers for Challenging Contexts, is a teacher certification program designed to train midcareer and early retiree mathematics and science professionals as middle-grade teachers. To meet Pennsylvania's crucial need for mathematics and science teachers, E=mc² provides an accelerated path to Pennsylvania teaching certification that also enables professionals to begin the program while maintaining their current jobs. Participants receive practical and rigorous preparation to meet the needs of individual middle school students, with program academic coursework thoroughly integrated with field-based experiences. E=mc² offers a unique set of advantages designed to ease and speed the transition to teaching:
complete in 12 months, which includes student teaching with a cohort of similarly situated adults
a partial tuition subsidy of $5,000
be eligible to receive a Pennsylvania teacher certification upon completion
coursework geared to allow you to continue work at your current job for at least the first half of the program by offering courses on two Fridays and Saturdays a month
courses designed and taught by Temple University faculty that link mathematics or science, respectively, with teaching strategies appropriate for middle-school-aged children
initial practical experience in cooperating schools with middle school students followed by progressively more independent and involved classroom work
independent teaching supported by master teachers during 14 weeks of full-time student teaching
For more information, please contact Rosemary Jackson, Telephone: (215) 204-8149, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E=mc² students hold a study session for the Praxis science test.
E=mc² students hold a study session for the Praxis math test.
Growing Need for Qualified Math and Science Teachers
U.S. Government Transition To Teaching Website
School District of Philadelphia
Harrisburg School District
Chester Upland School District