JHU Offers Free Classes to Maryland STEM Teachers
The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, began offering free tuition to Maryland public and private high school teachers who want to further their professional development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Twenty-two teachers were accepted into the program and began their courses this fall.
STEM teachers now have a tuition-free opportunity to learn firsthand how the concepts they teach in their classrooms are relevant to future technological advances, and they are better able to share this knowledge with their students.
“When I first heard about this program, I thought, ‘This is really too good to be true,’” said Kenneth Gill, university liaison for the Howard County Public School System. “The STEM program is a unique opportunity for our teachers to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the world and learn from those who are currently practicing in their fields. The benefits to our students will be incredible. I commend Johns Hopkins and the Whiting School for committing their resources to this program.”
Engineering for Professionals offers hundreds of courses ranging from robotics to molecular biology, including 15 graduate programs in areas such as applied mathematics, environmental science, and biomedical engineering.