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Education

Master Teachers Fellowship Program

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The primary aim of the MTFP is to enhance the educational mission of the College by improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of individual faculty. Specifically, the fellowship is designed to increase:

Knowledge of key educational principles and theories.

Skills in lecturing, facilitating, designing and evaluating.

Interest in and ability to serve as an educational leader.

Self-reflection and readiness to benefit from constructive feedback from learners and peers.

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What Is the Fellowship Format?

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Retreat: An eight-hour retreat kicks off the fellowship, which also includes monthly sessions designed to help members of the class build collaborative relationships and a conceptual foundation for the remainder of the fellowship.

Topical Discussions: Once a month, members of the MTFP class meet to discuss with an expert in the area specific topics (i.e., educational pedagogy, evaluation, research).

Independent Projects: Fellows are required to complete, primarily during the second year of the fellowship, an educational project that involves application of educational principles to address a meaningful educational problem.

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What Time Commitment Does It Require?

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A new class of fellows are selected and initiated every two years. The next class will form in 2021. The fellowship extends for 24 months, starting in October. During this time, fellows are expected to commit at least six hours per month to prepare for and attend Friday afternoon sessions and to work on their independent projects. They must also include time for workshops and mini-fellowships.

Fellows should be prepared to make a 5 percent time commitment to the program.

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What is the Cost?

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Tuition is $500. The department or the section is asked to pick up the cost of the program for their faculty members. If they do not agree to cover the charges, we will need to obtain tuition fees from you. We will contact your chairs as well to ask them to fund this tuition. If you would prefer for us to not contact your chair, please let us know.

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How Do I Apply?

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Contact Dr. Geeta Singhal in the Office of Faculty Development at (713) 798-7285 or email faced@bcm.edu.

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