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College of Education Debuts Transition to Teaching Program

E=MC2, EDUCATING MIDDLE-GRADES TEACHERS FOR CHALLENGING CONTEXTS, is a 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 maintain 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 with a cohort of similarly situated adults 
    •receive a partial tuition subsidy of $5,000 
    • receive 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 
    •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 

Additional information about E=mc2 is available, including an online application for next year’s cohort at the website http://www.temple.edu/education/emc2/.  If you have further questions, please e-mail us at emc2@temple.edu.

Download the E=mc2 brochure.