The mission of the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education is to equip, enable, and empower tomorrow’s teachers for tomorrow’s students in tomorrow’s world using a globally accessible, activity-based, collaborative learning model.
TEACH-NOW offers a nine-month post-baccalaureate teacher preparation certificate program and 12-month master’s degree programs. One is the master’s degree in teacher preparation, which requires a 12-week clinical practice in a school, and has two tracks: a focus on globalization of education or a focus on education research. The second is a master’s degree without teacher preparation with a focus on both globalization of education and education research.
A focus of the programs is to “learn in the way you plan to teach.” The state-of-the-art curriculum is designed for the preparation of candidates who enter the program with a grounding in the subject matter and a passion for teaching students. Candidates work collaboratively with their peers, develop an understanding of schools and students, learn to use technology effectively to help students learn, and practice the use of pedagogical strategies for effective teaching.
All coursework is delivered virtually in weekly sessions with a cohort of approximately 12 candidates and an instructor. Being a part of a learning cohort is a powerful experience. Members of a cohort collaborate together on projects, provide feedback and critiques of each other’s work, help motivate one other, and become a community of learners from all over the world. For these reasons, TEACH-NOW strongly encourages all candidates to stay with their original cohort. However, sometimes candidates find they must temporarily leave the program.
TEACH-NOW programs are delivered in modules that include activities with videos, simulations, readings, and digital activities. The instructor and candidates in the cohort provide feedback on all activities. Clinical experiences in the modules require candidates to observe and interview teachers and other school professionals in schools. Activities require the submission of blogs, reflections, video annotations, infographics, mind maps, Prezi presentations, videos, and other digital tools. Candidates in the TEACH-NOW program and the master’s degree program with teacher preparation must complete 12 weeks of clinical practice in a school under the supervision of a school mentor or virtual mentor.
Why choose TEACH-NOW for your preparation?
TEACH-NOW prepares tomorrow’s teachers for tomorrow’s learners in tomorrow’s learning world.
TEACH-NOW offers the most direct and cost-effective pathway to teaching in the digital age. Here is what it can do for you:
- Streamline the steps to licensure by allowing you to continue doing what you’re doing while acquiring your certification to teach
- Provide a high-quality Master’s program – at a fraction of the cost – and in less time
- Help you learn to teach by using the same technologies and project-based curriculum you will use in your own classrooms
- Give you ample practice using the project-based learning technologies and project-based curriculum you will use – before you’re on the firing line.
- Ground you in the latest cognitive and brain-based research that you need in order to diagnose your own students’ learning needs
- Reinforce your learning by sharing your experiences and receiving individualized feedback on your teaching through streaming video and in our virtual classroom
- Clarify how learning actually happens and what you can do to ensure its effectiveness
Mission and Philosophy
TEACH-NOW Educators seeks to equip, enable, and empower tomorrow’s teachers for tomorrow’s students in tomorrow’s world using a globally accessible, activity-based, collaborative learning model.
The TEACH-NOW Educators program philosophy is to “learn in the way you plan to teach.” In keeping with this philosophy, Educatore utilizes a state-of-the-art curriculum for the preparation of selected post-baccalaureate candidates who are grounded in subject matter and have a passion for teaching tomorrow’s students in tomorrow’s learning world. The whole learning experience is virtual and includes a 12-week clinical experience, where appropriate.
History and Background
The innovative online TEACH-NOW teacher preparation certificate program was initiated under the National Center for Education Information with seed money from New Schools Venture Fund in November 2011. In June 2012, TEACHNOW, Inc. was established as a stand-alone corporation. The 9-month, 8-module TEACH-NOW teacher preparation program was accredited and approved by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education to lead to a full, regular, 4- year renewable teaching license in February 2013. TEACH-NOW began its first cohort of 10 candidates in March 2013. In November 2013, TEACH-NOW was also granted teacher preparation program approval by the Arizona State Department of Education.
In March 2015, TEACHNOW, Inc. d/b/a Educatore School of Education applied to the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission to be an Institution of Higher Education. On July 2, 2015, the HELC granted a Certificate of License to Operate an Institution of Higher Education to TEACHNOW, INC. d/b/a Educatore School of Education. On January 11, 2018, the HELC approved a name change to “TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education.”
The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education enjoys partnerships with institutions of higher education and other leading providers of teacher preparation programs.
The Teacher Foundation
Quality Schools International (QSI)
Teachers On Call Arizona (“TOCA”)