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Department of Special Education in Partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools. SET IT ( S pecial E ducator T eacher I mmersion T raining). An Overview. SET IT ( S pecial E ducator T eacher I mmersion T raining). A Partnership between:. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

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department of special education in partnership with montgomery county public schools

Department of Special Education in Partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools

SET IT

(SpecialEducatorTeacher ImmersionTraining)

An Overview

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SET IT

(SpecialEducatorTeacher ImmersionTraining)

A Partnership between:

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

and

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

set it www teach jhu edu setit
SET ITwww. teach.jhu.edu/setit

A partnership program between JHU and MCPSMaster of Science inSpecial Education forTeaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (MMD):

* Learning Disabilities

* Emotional Disabilities

* Mild Mental Retardation

set it program coordinators
SET IT Program Coordinators

Johns Hopkins University

Ms. Sally Slater

(301) 294-7040 sslater@jhu.edu

Montgomery County Public Schools

Ms. Judy Webster

(301) 353-8556 Judyann_C_Webster@mcpsmd.org

program components
Program Components
  • Close Collaboration between MCPS/JHU
  • On-going application of course work
  • Input and expertise of practicing educators
  • Work experience in two special education settings
  • Coursework leading to Master of Science degree in Special Education and eligibility for teaching certification in special education (generic)
  • Support from fellow interns and project staff
jhu mmd program offers two areas of concentration
JHU MMD Program offers two areas of concentration:
  • Elementary/Middle (grades 1-8)
  • Secondary/Adult (grades 6-12)
admission requirements
Admission Requirements
  • Appropriate dispositions for teaching
  • Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA or graduate degree
  • Successful completion of Praxis I by August 2006
  • SET IT application (includes 2 references, copies of official or unofficial transcripts, essay) MUST be mailed to Ms. Sally Slater
  • JHU application (on-line or mail to JHU Columbia Campus)
  • Panel Interview, if invited, which includes a writing sample
  • MCPS employment eligibility, which includes state and federal criminal background checks
jhu provides
JHU Provides:
  • All graduate course work needed to meet MSDE certification requirements and earn a MS degree
  • Most classes at the JHU Montgomery Campus (afternoons, evenings)
  • Instructors active in public education, many from MCPS
  • Supervision during internships
  • Program coordination and advisement
mcps provides
MCPS Provides:
  • Employment opportunity as a paraeducator
  • ~ 20-30% Tuition Assistance per year
  • Work Site Internships for Student Teaching
  • Ongoing Supervision and Mentoring by Colleague Teacher
  • Opportunity to take 3 of 4 Pre/Co-requisite courses through staff development
jhu mmd program pre co requisites
JHU MMD Program Pre/Co-Requisites

As a state-approved program, JHU requires 12 credits of pre/co-requisite course work for Special Education certification if not already completed with a grade of “B” or higher at another accredited university.

  • Course may be taken at any accredited university, including community colleges (undergraduate) and on-line
  • Courses may be taken as undergraduate courses; if taken at JHU, will be graduate courses as undergraduate courses in education not offered
  • Coursework grades must be “B” or above
jhu mmd program pre co requisites12
JHU MMD ProgramPre/Co-Requisites
  • These courses MAY BE TAKEN through MCPS as part of the SET IT Partnership Program:
    • Introduction to Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
    • Introductory Processes and Acquisition of Reading
    • Diagnosis/Assessment for Reading Instruction
  • Applicants must take Human Growth and Development (birth to death) on their own
jhu mcps set it program and md certification requirements
JHU/MCPS SET IT Program and MD Certification Requirements

By the End of the Program:

  • Pre/Co-requisites (Special Ed)
  • MMD Education course work
  • Internships
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams

* * Note: All coursework must be completed with a “B” or above * *

successful completion of the set it program leads to
Successful completion of the SET IT program leads to:
  • Maryland State Dept. of Ed. (MSDE) Generic Certification in Special Education grades Pre-K through 12
  • Master of Science Degree in Special Education
a summary of your initial responsibilities
A Summary of Your Initial Responsibilities:
  • Contact Ms. Judy Webster or Ms. Sally Slater with additional questions
  • Download and complete SET IT application packet (www.teach.jhu.edu/setit . Submit a paper copy to Ms. Sally Slater by April 1, 2006
  • Download recommendation forms and request 2 professional references to complete them. Be sure to include 2 stamped envelopes addressed to Ms. Sally Slater. They must be received by April 1, 2006.
  • Complete JHU application and submit with fee
  • Take and pass Praxis I prior to admission
  • Take Human Growth and Development course (if needed)
  • Participate in interview and writing sample, if invited
  • Commit to SET IT Cohort 12 if offered admission

Initially accepting a place in the cohort then subsequently declining may adversely affect other candidates.

please remember
Please Remember:
  • Applicants who submit passing scores on Praxis I may be given preference.
  • Previous experience in education is not necessary.
  • Persons from diverse cultures are encouraged to apply.
  • Once complete applications are received, they will be screened. Interviews will be offered to select candidates.
  • SET IT 12 program begins June 2006
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One Teacher can shape a child;

One Child can shape a world

Thank you for your interest in the SET IT Partnership Program.

Good Luck!

photo credits
Photo Credits
  • Slide 1: Greencastle ES
  • Slide 2: Gaithersburg MS
  • Slide 10: Silver Spring International MS
  • Slide 16:
    • Montgomery Village MS (2)
    • Quince Orchard HS
    • Montgomery County Public Schools