Berwick Academy • 31 Academy Street • South Berwick, Maine 03908 • 207.384.2164
The Teaching Institute promises an invigorating, comprehensive introduction to the art of reflective teaching. The Institute is a yearlong collaborative venture between Berwick Academy and the University of New England, resulting in a Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Teaching Methodology.
Additionally, interns will be eligible for elementary certification in the State of Maine
, offering reciprocity in forty-two other states. Full-time classroom teaching placements in Berwick's Lower School
(grades K-4) and Middle School (grades 5-8) enhance and inform the required coursework.
Interns will be supported throughout their experience by a supervising teacher, an on campus faculty advisor, program administrators, and a university advisor. Interns will be immersed in the life of the school as they discover the art of effective teaching through observation, workshops, coursework, readings and professional development opportunities on and off campus. This purposeful integration of coursework, classroom placements, and involvement in the multiple dimensions of school life provides the optimal environment for becoming successful and effective teachers.
Learn More about THE TEACHING INSTITUTE
There is a two-part application process
for The Teaching Institute. Part I consists of a written application, references, transcripts and essay sent to Berwick Academy. All candidates are also required to visit Berwick Academy for an interview and a campus tour. In addition, candidates take the Praxis I exam prior to acceptance into the program. Interviews and tours of Berwick Academy's campus take place between January and early March, so we encourage applicants to get their materials in early. Part II consists of an application to the University of New England's Master's degree program. Decisions are made on a rolling admission basis.
Interns in the Teaching Institute will be strongly supported during their
job placement process by both Berwick Academy
administration and University of New England
career placement services.
|Tuition and Financial Aid|
The Teaching Institute is committed to keeping its costs affordable. Tuition for the 2012-13 program is $18,200, exclusive of housing, books, and materials. Housing for interns is available on the Berwick Academy campus. Some financial aid is available through the University of New England for its portion of the tuition. Financial aid is available through the University of New England.
What We Look For in a Candidate
|* A successful graduate of an accredited
* B.A. or B.S.
* Intellectually curious
* Energetic and focused
* Involved and contributing in their community
* Dedicated to meaningful experiences with
* Committed to becoming a teacher