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Leidos Partnership Opportunity

Professor in Training

In 2018 Leidos Biomedical and Mount St. Mary’s University signed an MOU of partnership. This partnership creates a professor in training pathway for post-doctoral fellows, program managers, and researchers interested in exploring university level teaching. Leidos employees looking to pursue a pathway into higher education can utilize a 20% tuition reduction to enroll in the Mount’s Professor in Training Program.

Technology Facilitation Post Baccalaureate Certificate

Progression through coursework in the Professor in Training Program will allow post-doctoral fellows, project managers, and senior scientists to develop an understanding of best practices in teaching and assessing learning in higher education classrooms, traditional and distance-based. Students will gain practical, hands on experience on routine practices of the university professor and in-depth analysis of instructional design, delivery, and evaluation of methods in today’s technology-rich learning environment.

Program Requirements (15 credits total)

Program begins in Fall 2019. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats. This program consists of 8-week courses that meet once a week from 6-9:15 pm.

MEDUC 610 - Foundations of Instructional Technology

Through examination of theoretical frameworks and historical events in the development of the field of instructional technology, students use current research to understand the role of technology in education reform, in today’s classroom, in business, and in decision-making.

Sample Content: historical analysis of college-level teaching, learning theory, legislation and university policies, fostering learning communities, establishing rapport, understanding diversity, syllabus analysis, participation in discussions, dispositions toward technology.

Higher Education Classroom: whole class teaching observation and post-lesson debrief

MEDUC 612 - Instructional Design in Digital Age Learning Environments

Using a learning theory approach to instructional design, students create effective digital age learning environments and support teachers in developing instruction that is active, constructive and reflective to maximize learning for all students.

Sample Content: developing learning goals and objectives, establishing rapport, effective teaching strategies, planning discussions, high-impact practices, student-centered learning, universal design for learning, technology tools for learning.

Higher Education Classroom: micro-teaching in course session

MEDUC 613 - Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning

Focuses on methods and management strategies for teaching with technology and assessing both student-generated and teacher-generated technology products. Students will use technology tools to collect and interpret data for the purpose of instructional planning.

Sample Content: assessment of learning, establishing credibility as instructor, managing and evaluating discussions, using technology for assessment, leveraging diversity, evidence-based practices.

Higher Education Classroom: individual teaching event in a university classroom

MEDUC 615 - Distance Education

Students explore concepts and issues in distance education through exploration of existing practices and theoretical foundations. They collaboratively develop a module of content and facilitate an online learning environment.

Sample Content: Effective teaching strategies for online and blended learning, creating community, establishing instructor presence, facilitating and evaluating discussions, netiquette guidelines, using technology tools to support active learning, synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods.

Higher Education Classroom: collaboratively develop a module of instruction and individually facilitate delivery of the module

MEDUC 617 - Technology Facilitation Practicum

Addresses the multiple roles of the technology facilitator in the higher education classroom. Through an internship experience, seminar discussions, and research on the scholarship of teaching, students will develop the pedagogical and professional skills to lead in the higher education classroom.

Sample Content: Individual conferencing with faculty mentor, whole group seminar sessions to discuss content, pedagogy, formative and summative assessment, technology, accessibility and student special needs, empowering discussion, and classroom management.

Higher Education Classroom: extended classroom experience/teaching under the guidance of a faculty mentor

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Costs and Financial Aid

Leidos employees looking to pursue a pathway into higher education can utilize a 20% tuition reduction to enroll in the Mount’s Professor in Training Program.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Tuition for online courses may differ. Price below reflects the 20% discount.

Tuition is listed for certificate program only. Additional coursework may require additional fees. Mount graduate students may seek assistance through federal and state-funded programs.

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BREAKDOWN COST
Tuition* $440 per credit hr.
Late Drop Fee $25
Transcript Fee (Rush) $25

Tuition is listed for certificate program only. Additional coursework may require additional fees. Mount graduate students may seek assistance through federal and state-funded programs.

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