Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

A Professional Development Opportunity

The Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is a professional development opportunity for K-12 classroom teachers to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service and acquire new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The participants spend the summer working with park staff on education projects, learning about park resources, and developing lesson plans to use in their classrooms. Once they return to their schools, TRTs bring their national park knowledge and experiences into the school and classrooms throughout the school year to engage students, faculty, and staff in lessons and activities that relate to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and other national park sites.
NPS aims to reach students from underserved schools by recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban or rural schools and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park TRT Program

Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be selecting two Teacher Ranger Teachers to work on different educational projects. Information about each project is described in the Additional Information section of the application. Please fill out the appropriate application.
Teachers selected as TRTs spend 6-10 weeks between June and August working on a specific education-based project based on the park's needs. TRTs must commit to a minimum of 230 hours and are automatically enrolled in an online graduate course through CU Denver. The tuition is paid by the National Park Service. TRTs are required to submit at least one lesson plan as part of the graduate course.

How to Apply:

Applications for the 2020 season are now being accepted. To apply, download the 2020 Teacher Ranger Teacher application of your choice: either the Science Project TRT Application or the History Project TRT Application. Email the completed application to heather_berenson@nps.gov. Interested teachers requesting more information on the TRT program at Cuyahoga Valley National Park should contact Education Specialist Heather Berenson at (440) 823-4929 or heather_berenson@nps.gov.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

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