Miami Dade College’s School of Education to Celebrate New Class of Graduating Teachers

Miami, March 24, 2023 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Education will host a completion ceremony for its 2023 graduates on Tuesday, April 18, at MDC Padron Campus in Little Havana, including the first graduating class of teacher candidate residents. Working media is welcome.

The event will include a pinning ceremony and opening remarks by MDC President Madeline Pumariega. The keynote speaker will be Erika Twani, CEO and co-founder of Learning One to One, TEDx Speaker and author. In addition, several students will share their stories and experience in the classroom, both as students and teachers.

Last year, MDC and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) launched the Teacher Candidate Residency Program, a collaborative partnership to address the local teacher shortage and establish teaching pipelines. The first class of graduates from the program will be honored at the completion ceremony, along with over 37 graduates from various programs, including bachelor’s in early childhood education, K-12 exceptional student education, secondary mathematics and the Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) Program.

MDC School of Education graduates will also walk at Commencement ceremonies taking place Saturday, April 22, at loanDepot park, home of the Miami Marlins.