Teach-Now

Introduction

About Us

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

  • Mission

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.

  • Philosophy

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.”

Partners

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education enjoys partnerships with institutions of higher education and other leading providers of teacher preparation programs.

To apply for a degree or certificate through one of our partners, please use this form and select the appropriate partner from the drop-down menu.
  • ECIS

Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organization that provides professional development opportunities to its members, comprising international schools, individuals, and educational organizations. ECIS has been building and transforming teachers, leaders, and schools for over fifty years.
  • Teaching Nomad

Teaching Nomad is your connection to teaching in Asia & the Middle East. We research the schools to ensure you’ll have a great experience abroad. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we’ve got a great place for you!
  • The Teacher Foundation

The Teacher Foundation strives towards making a significant shift in the kind of education that is being routinely managed and imparted in India. TTF is committed to adding value to all educators and educational institutions, helping them to achieve and maintain the vital edge that distinguishes successful outward-looking individuals and institutions from the mediocre ones.
  • Quality Schools International (QSI)

Quality Schools International (QSI) is a non-profit school organization that was founded in 1971 with the express purpose of staffing qualified, experienced, and caring teachers in private international schools around the world. For our QSI candidates, we have discounted the certification-only program to $5,000 and have a payment plan to reduce the master’s degree program to $11,700.
  • Playwork's

Playworks’ vision is that one day every child in America will get to play – every day. Our belief is that creating options for children to engage in healthy, inclusive play represents an important opportunity for learning to deal with both winning and losing with grace.
  • Teachers On Call Arizona (“TOCA”)

Teachers On Call Arizona (“TOCA”) is an educational services agency committed to every day being a productive day for every child. TOCA has been operating in Guest Teacher services since 1999 and is the only agency that conducts random in-classroom evaluations of our Guest Teacher substitutes and requires professional development. Working with over 130 schools in Arizona and Denver, TOCA is excited for the opportunity to work with new educators during their journey into the classroom.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

Certificate

Teacher Preparation Certificate Programme

Online September 2018 USA Dupont Circle

TEACH-NOW provides a unique teaching model: rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously, in mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 to 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, and asynchronously, outside of the scheduled virtual classes. [+]

About

TEACH-NOW provides a unique teaching model: rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously, in mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 to 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, and asynchronously, outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

Each module is divided into units; each unit is one week long. Every week, you will be required to complete 3 to 4 project or clinical activities, which can require anywhere between 15 to 25 hours per week to complete depending on the complexity and collaboration requirement of the weekly activities. The learning outcomes for the program ensure that you will be ready to help students learn by the time you finish the program.... [-]


Master

Master’s in Education Degree with Globalization & Education Research Emphases

Online 12  September 2018 USA Dupont Circle

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education has a unique teaching model – rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes. [+]

About

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education has a unique teaching model – rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

For individuals seeking a Master’s in Education degree: the 12-month program includes the first 6 modules of the existing TEACH-NOW program, plus a 12-week module on the Globalization of Education, a 4-week module on Reading and Literacy, a 4-week module on Education Research and a 4-week module on a Research Project.... [-]


Master’s in Education Degree with Teacher Preparation

Online 12  September 2018 USA Dupont Circle

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education has a unique teaching model—rather than enrolling in several courses at one time in a semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes. [+]

About

The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education has a unique teaching model—rather than enrolling in several courses at one time in a semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

For individuals seeking both a teaching license and a Master’s in Education degree: the first 9 months of your program would be the curriculum currently offered in the TEACH-NOW program, followed by 3 months of additional coursework including a focus on Research or Globalization of Education.... [-]


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