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MENA-SEA Teacher Program

CMENAS and CSEAS partner up to launch the MENA-SEA Teacher Program, a professional-development program for Grade 6-12 teachers from Michigan and the region. Throughout the school year, the ten-month program trains a cohort of Grade 6-12 educators to deepen their understanding and appreciation of religious diversity in the two regions of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and of Southeast Asia (SEA).

Convening primarily on the Ann Arbor campus, teachers participate in expert-led workshops, read and discuss assigned literature, attend world-class performances and cultural events by artists, visit houses of worship and museums, and meet with religious leaders and community representatives. Activities also include exploring classroom strategies for teaching about religious diversity in the MENA and SEA and developing curricular components and units.

  • $1,000 honorarium award to educators successfully completing the program, and
  • SCECH eligibility from the Michigan Department of Education or from the departments of education in the states wherein they teach
  • Open to Michigan and regional teachers from public, private, and charter secondary schools; school leaders, librarians, and other school-based educators; teachers new to the profession are especially encouraged to apply

Applications deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

For questions, contact: Rima Hassouneh, Outreach Coordinator (rhassoun@umich.edu or 734-936-1538)