Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if I do not hold a teaching license?
Catholic school teachers without licenses may still participate, but the program cannot guarantee a license upon completion.
2. What if I am not currently teaching full-time in a Catholic School?
Candidates would prepare a plan for completing the practicum in a Catholic school for approval by program administrators.
3. What is required of my school for the coursework?
The principal will be asked to sign a form recognizing that the candidate will:
a. Establish or sit on a “pre-referral” or Strategic Intervention Team.
b. Have access to testing and assessments for the children he/she works with.
c. Ask the principal to evaluate his/her growth in working with children with learning and/or behavioral issues.
4. Will I be able to add this to the license in my own state?
The Office of Licensure at Notre Dame will work with you to see if there is a comparable license in your state. They will then help process that with your state.
5. What do you mean by scholarship options or tuition assistance?
Small amounts of money may be available for anyone who has taught in Catholic schools for 5 years or more. Please contact Nancy Masters for more information.
6. I have never taken an internet course before. What do I need to know?
During the orientation weekend, you will be given your Notre Dame password as well as instructions on the Notre Dame platform known as Concourse. This is the portal that will allow you to access all your online coursework. You simply need a computer with reliable internet access.
7. What are the dates for the 2012-2013 cohort?
Monday June 17, 2013 - Participants arrive on campus
Tuesday June 18, 2013 - Orientation
Wednesday June 19, 2013 - Classes begin
Tuesday July 2, 2013 - Last day of classes
Wednesday July 3, 2013 - Participants must be out of the dorm
8. What is a typical class day like during the summer session?
Participants are in class every day from 8 am until 5:30 pm with a break for lunch. The evenings are typically spent doing homework, which may include some group projects.