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Program Description

The Teacher Quality in Chemistry (TQC) program is designed to enhance participant success in the classroom and help teachers to become highly qualified in chemistry through face-to-face and online instruction with UMBC faculty. There will be opportunities to support teacher participants living long distances from UMBC through distance learning accommodations, summer housing, and travel reimbursements.

An education coordinator, who is an experienced high school science teacher, helps participants develop specific applications for course concepts and procedures. Practicum experiences were designed to be easily repeated by participants in their classrooms and to reinforce teacher knowledge of chemistry topics.

To be eligible for the program, participants must teach in public or private high schools in the State of Maryland.

BENEFITS FOR TQC VII and VIII PARTICIPANTS:

  • Hand-on instruction with lesson plans to repeat in the high school classroom
  • Free course books, lab notebooks and manuals
  • Free campus housing during the ten-day summer practicum to a limited number of participants
  • Opportunity to apply for limited child-care reimbursements

TQC VII and VIII PARTICIPANTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Up to $2,287.50 in attendance-based stipends
    OR
  • Graduate credit in Chemistry – up to four credits with free tuition and application fees to all participants who satisfactorily complete the program

Due to MHEC policy, teacher participants cannot receive stipends and graduate credit.