Derek Tremblay, Headmaster at Mount Royal Academy, was instrumental in bringing the Institute to life and visiting Magdalen College to teach one of the evening seminars. “There is an opportunity here to increase momentum for future teacher development in Catholic education. Educative presence develops in tandem with virtue, and that is what young people need so desperately: models of virtue in education. The union in mission of Mount Royal Academy and Magdalen College is really very exciting.”
Dr. Amy Sansone, Academic Dean at Mount Royal, also worked diligently on the Institute and hosted a seminar. “Mount Royal was thrilled to welcome our first group of teaching interns. The entire staff was impressed with their professionalism, work ethic, and sincere love of children. All of the participants were able to convey their passion in a variety of ways, ranging from planning and delivering full lessons, to working one-on-one to provide student reinforcement. They are a credit to their college, and a beacon of a bright future full of high quality, Catholic school instructors.”
“The Institute helped me understand the technical work that goes into teaching: making a classroom student-oriented, creating an environment that values pursuit of knowledge, meeting the various needs of students, and all the details that help accomplish this mission.
My favorite part of the program was integrating what I learned during the day at Mount Royal into my evening workshop at Magdalen College and vice versa. I enjoyed going on a field trip with 2nd grade as well as teaching multiple math and science lessons while assisting kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade by aiding the teacher, preparing lessons, and substitute teaching. The professional development seminars guided my approach to teaching and finding solutions to in-classroom issues. They helped look at the main objective of teaching while also focusing on the day to day practice.”
Through the Cardinal Newman Teaching Institute at Mount Royal, I learned much more than I had imagined. I now recognize that I would truly be excited to work in education after I have completed my studies at Magdalen College.
During the evening professional development seminars, we were given the opportunity to expand the knowledge from our daily observations and interactions within the classroom environment. They offered us an opportunity to discuss with individuals who already had experience working in the teaching occupation and to further our understanding of the educational field.
While observing and assisting a first grade class, I most enjoyed the opportunities that I was given to work with the students in smaller groups or individually. It was then that I most clearly and distinctly witnessed the students’ eagerness and excitement to learn and do their best. I believe that this truly speaks to the joy and the excellence that Mount Royal Academy is seeking and cultivating within each of its students.
Only Magdalen College students and alumni are eligible.
The program costs $150, which includes room and board, as well as transportation.
March 6 – Applications due
Week of March 16 – Interviews at Mount Royal Academy
Week of March 23 – Acceptance letters sent out
April 3 – Student commitments required
May 11-29 – Institute
Submit the following materials via the online form.
For more information, please contact the Career Pathways Coordinator at [email protected].