University of Maryland, College Park (History)
My name is Kyle, I am a Howard County Public Schools graduate, who after graduation went on to earn an Associates Degree from Howard Community College in Secondary Education. Following my term at HCC, I continued my undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I majored in History, with a specific focus on American History. I have been actively pursing my Teaching Certification since I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors Degree in History. This past Spring (2013), I have completed all necessary coursework that is required for Maryland state certification through Howard Community College.
With passing grades on my, Reading, Writing, and Math Praxis I tests, I recently have been preparing myself for the Social Studies Praxis II test. With a passing score on my Praxis II, the final requirement for my certification is a field placement, preferably in the form of a long-term substitute position in a social studies classroom. For the past two years I have been subbing in Howard County and have recently begun subbing in Carroll County as well. My time as a sub provided me with hands on experience in classroom management in a variety of schools, in a variety of settings. I quickly found that I had the talent to think on my feet and be ready for any situation that should arise throughout the day.
For the Past five summers I have been working a boys and girls summer camp as a Camp Counselor. Working with and participating along side boys, ages six to thirteen allowed me to test my outside-the-classroom management skills. My goal was to create a safe and engaging environment in which the boys felt confident, motivated, and unafraid to be themselves. I enjoy working with youngsters in any setting, both inside and outside the classroom.
My time as a Substitute Teacher and my summers as a Camp Counselor have allowed me to experiment and hone in on my own personal management style. I believe that the foundation of education is motivation, and it is the teacher’s job to instruct the students how to find that motivation within themselves. I believe in constructing safe, enjoyable, yet challenging setting for students so they can strive and find success through persistence and hard work.
My name is Kyle, I am a Howard County Public Schools graduate, who after graduation went on to earn an Associates Degree from Howard Community College in Secondary Education. Following my term at HCC, I continued my undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I majored in History, with a specific focus on American
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