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Graduate Teaching Programs Partner with the Peace Corps

Their diverse experiences oversess makes Peace Corps Volunteers ideal candidates for Marlboro’s MAT programs. Photo by John WillisIn December, Marlboro College was pleased to announce that all of its graduate teaching programs have been approved to partner with the Peace Corps as part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. The Coverdell program will offer significant financial assistance for returning Peace Corps Volunteers choosing to attend graduate teaching programs at Marlboro.

“As someone with a keen appreciation of the value of both Peace Corps service and a Marlboro education, I am especially pleased with this new partnership,” said President Kevin, speaking from his own experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer, country director in Thailand, and president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). “This new partnership is a perfect way for Peace Corps Volunteers to build on their skills and experience a Marlboro education that will prepare them well to shape a purpose-driven life.”

The Coverdell Fellows Program offers returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through one of the three graduate teaching programs at Marlboro College: Teaching with Technology, Teaching for Social Justice, and TESOL. The program offers financial support to fellows, and allows returned volunteers to gain valuable professional experience through internships in underserved communities in the United States.

Learn more about the partnership.