“I didn’t even know I wanted to be a teacher, but being able to add Terrapin Teachers to my schedule was beneficial to me.”
1108 John S. Toll Physics Building
4150 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20740, Room 1108
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM
General Inquiries: TT@umd.edu
Terrapin Teachers provides an opportunity for you to explore teaching! Why teach? There is a high demand for STEM teachers across Maryland and throughout the nation. There are loan forgiveness and scholarship programs available for science and math teachers. The Average starting teacher salaries in Maryland are $50,000-$60,000 for a 10-month contract.
You can start by enrolling in our first course, TLPL 101, where you will teach science or math lessons in a local elementary school.
Q: Do I need permission to enroll in TLPL 101?
A: No permission code or application is required.
Q: What does it mean to have a three-hour window to teach the lessons in TLPL 101?
A: You will be in the public classroom only three times during the semester. You will observe a classroom teacher and teach two lessons. The three-hour window is needed twice during the semester to travel to the school, teach a 50-60 minute lesson, and then return to UMD.
Q: How can I travel to the schools if I don’t have a car?
A: The schools are accessible via the UMD shuttle or metro bus.