Teachers as Scholars

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We are looking forward to offering our Teachers as Scholars professional development program in the spring and fall of 2023.

The Teachers as Scholars program provides teachers and administrators the opportunity to become students again. Teachers gather with colleagues from neighboring school districts to study, discuss, and reflect upon scholarly issues with Notre Dame professors.

TAS represents a dynamic vision of professional development for K-12 teachers — and is a vital collaboration between public and private school teachers and the faculty at the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please review the TAS Annual Report 2019-20

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  • Two-day seminar on the campus of the University of Notre Dame
  • 9am to 3:30pm seminar with an hour long lunch break
  • Member school districts partner with the University to provide seminars to their teachers and administrators at no cost to the participant.
  • Upon approval from supervisors, schools provide substitute teachers.
  • Teachers earn 15 Professional Growth Points (PGP) for attending both seminars, which includes preparatory reading for the seminar.
  • All seminars are designed to offer engaging, participatory experiences.
  • Teachers are encouraged to sign up for seminars on topics that interest them, regardless of the grade level or content area they teach or their administrative focus.

Apply to Teachers as Scholars

Teachers may only participate once per year. Spaces are limited. Teachers as Scholars operates by the calendar year with Spring and Fall seminars.

Applications for 2023 are open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Dec 18, 2022.

Click here to apply.

For more information about Teachers as Scholars, please contact Jay Caponigro at caponigro.2@nd.edu or Kelly Demski at kdemski@nd.edu