Professional development; pre-service teacher preparation; professionalization of teaching; mixed methods; anti-racist pedagogy

Doug McNamara is a PhD student in the Teacher Education/Professional Development specialization. He is a former high-school mathematics teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Montgomery County Public Schools. Doug earned his alternative certification through the PGCPS resident teacher program. He has taught courses ranging from Algebra 1 to AP Statistics, as well as served in leadership positions in both the Prince George's and Montgomery County education associations. At UMD, he has taught Foundations of Education (TLPL 360), worked as a research assistant evaluating the effectiveness of instructional coaching, as well as served as a supervisor for prospective math teachers during their student teaching. He holds a BA in Religious Studies and Government from the College of William and Mary and an M.Ed from the University of Maryland, College Park in Education.

TLPL 360, Foundations of Education