Year 1: Research and Pedagogical Training
- Establish research and teaching mentors, along with Individual Development Plans.
- Perform original, independent research with guidance from mentors.
- Attend the JHU Center for Educational Resources’ Teaching Academy to receive a teaching certificate.
- Develop and enhance pedagogical skills by participating in classes that include teaching strategies, learning theory, cultural responsive teaching and enhancing student motivation.
- Develop student mentoring skills.
Year 2: Teaching Practicum and Teaching Certification
- Present research findings at local and national conferences.
- Work with faculty mentor to develop teaching modules and receive guidance and mentoring on teaching, undergraduate advising, administration, and academic culture.
- Complete Teaching Certificate requirements.
- Participate in classroom activities at Morgan State and/or Coppin State.
Year 3: Transition to Independence
- Complete research project
- Publish in peer-reviewed journals
- Begin transition to independent research career
- Teach course
- Provide mentorship to students independently
Year 4: Transition to Independence (optional, pending external support)
- Additional opportunities for transition to research independence
- Additional teaching experience.