Notre Dame of Maryland University’s School of Education continues to support the state’s goal to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond with a $932,767 grant to help early childhood educators become certified through alternative pathways.
Funded by the Maryland State Department of Education, NDMU’s Rebuilds program will build on the University’s strengths in teacher preparation to address the state’s strategy of growing a highly effective childcare workforce. School of Education faculty will provide instruction to early childhood educators with accelerated teacher certification, professional development, and apprenticeships – NDMU will become Maryland’s only college or university providing state-approved apprenticeships for educators. The program will support educators at the University’s on-campus preschool, A Child’s Place, and two other childcare centers.
Renaissance Institute Seeks Instructors
The Renaissance Institute, NDMU’s lifelong learning program, is seeking instructors for classes taught in person and online for the fall 2023 semester. All faculty and staff members at NDMU are invited to submit a course proposal using the form by March 30.
Renaissance Institute classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursday on campus and on Zoom. When you submit your proposal, you can indicate your preferences for day, time, and in-person or online modality. Our Curriculum Committee also can help you select a topic for which members have expressed an interest. Call Renaissance Institute at 410-532-5351 or contact Curriculum Committee chairs Terry Weisser (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathleen Bennett (email@example.com) for more information.
This spring, Renaissance is offering over 60 courses on a rich array of topics from Baltimore architecture, Ignatian Spirituality, and great Maryland court cases, how to run for office, Shakespeare’s women, and Eastern religions. The instructors come from all walks – some are experienced educators, and others step up to share a passion, avocation or a special talent in art, music or writing. The Renaissance Institute has a long tradition of member instructors who volunteer to teach a class. We also recruit nonmember instructors and offer compensation.
School of Arts, Sciences & Business
Dr. Yasmine Awais, associate professor in the Art Therapy Department, presented a session entitled, “The Value of Art in Art Therapy Supervision,” in March for the field supervisors of art therapy interns enrolled in the Masters of Professional Studies Art Therapy Program at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition, her book entitled, "Foundations of Art Therapy Supervision," and co-authored with Daniel Blausey, has been translated into Chinese. She will also present a session entitled "Setting a Foundation for A Successful Supervisory Relationship" on March 26 at 1:15 p.m. at New York University for the New York Art Therapy Association.
Dr. Kate Bossert, associate professor of English, spoke with CNN’s Scottie Andrew for an online story about our cultural fascination with apocalyptic literature and stories about the end times. Dr. Bossert's research focuses on late-medieval and early modern English depictions of the end of the world, and she teaches a Morrissy Honors course in Doomsday literature, ancient to contemporary.
Dr. Jeana DelRosso, Sister Maura Eichner Endowed Professor of English, gave an invited lecture in March at the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. Her lecture was based on her latest book, "Unruly Catholic Feminists: Prose, Poetry, and the Future of Faith," published by SUNY Press. Part of the Ex Libris Author Lecture Series, the event was co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Saint Mary’s College.
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