Higher Ed Partnerships Offering Information Sessions, Recruiting for Summer and Fall
The Office of Human Resources and Development, in partnership with local colleges and universities, continues to recruit for employees who want to begin teacher preparation programs or for current teachers and other employees who want to pursue continuing education opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested employees should register for available information sessions or email the college and university contacts directly for details.
Teacher Preparation Partnerships
Teacher Preparation Partnerships are pathways available to supporting services employees seeking initial certification to teach in specific content areas.
University of Maryland (UMD) Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE) is holding an information session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. RSVP on PDO (course # 87596).
- UMD CITE participants, who hold bachelor’s degrees, work as paraeducators during the program. CITE prepares participants to become general education elementary teachers in grades 1-6. The next cohort will begin January 2022.
- CITE students begin internship experiences throughout the six-semester program and must be willing to work at least two hours each day in the general education classroom with an MCPS mentor teacher.
Continuing Education and Leadership Partnerships
Continuing Education and Educational Leadership partnerships continue recruitment and offer information sessions for interested employees who hold initial teacher certification.
Ongoing Recruitment for Summer 2021: Notre Dame of Maryland (NDM) University Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia
Priority Deadline: Saturday, May 15
RSVP on PDO (course #88943)
- This program provides participants with the skills and methods to be effective and competent teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia and other related learning differences. Participants will take one course across four semesters: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Summer 2020 course begins June 1, 2021.
- Upon completion, candidates will be prepared to take the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certification Exams for classroom educators.
- IMPORTANT: The NDM Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia offers continuing education opportunities to individuals with bachelor’s degrees or higher; however, to be eligible for the graduate certificate, participants must hold a master’s degree
For more information, contact Donna Schissler at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Indicate that you are an MCPS employee.
Ongoing Recruitment for Fall 2021: Johns Hopkins Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
Priority Deadline: Extended until Saturday, May 1 for fall 2021 cohort
- Johns Hopkins will offer an 18-credit graduate certificate in Gifted Education. This partnership will address the needs of certified educators seeking additional knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms.
More information and the application process are available here.
Ongoing Recruitment for Summer 2021: UMBC Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PBC in TESOL)
Priority Deadline: May 1
- This is a four-graduate course post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This program is designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers who hold initial certification in a content area other than ESOL and who teach or will teach English Language Learners. Successful completion of the PBC will well prepare candidates for the ESOL PRAXIS for the add-on certification endorsement.
Contact Mary Tabaa at UMBC for more information.
Ongoing Recruitment for Fall 2021: University of Maryland Master’s of Education in Mathematics Education
- This program is a three-year, content-based master of education for current middle grades teachers or those interested in Grades 4–9. All courses will be offered at The Universities at Shady Grove. Classes are once a week during the school year. The tuition is fixed for in-state and out-of-state teachers at the same rate. No GRE required.
Ongoing Recruitment for Fall 2021: Hood College for Educational Leadership
- The Educational Leadership Program is recruiting for the 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership. To be eligible for the partnership, employees should have three or more years of successful classroom teaching experience.
- Program advantages:
- Students begin and end the program as a learning community
- Courses are taken at county locations
- Courses are taught by current and former MCPS administrators
- Accelerated course format allows students to finish the master’s degree program in three years
- Students are prepared for Admin I and II certification
- Students have a 99 percent passage rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) based on recently reported data
- Discounted tuition rates
Contact Dan Shea for more information.
Ongoing Recruitment for Fall 2021: McDaniel College Master of Science or Post Bachelor’s Certificate – Innovations in Teaching & Learning (with Administrator I Certification)
- McDaniel College offers two pathways for MCPS employees pursuing educational leadership. To be eligible for the partnership, employees should have three or more years of successful classroom teaching experience.
- McDaniel College offers:
- Convenient and flexible online delivery
- Eight-week sessions
- Classes taught by experienced, expert faculty
- Affordable tuition through the Educational Partnership Program
- Newly designed, innovative curriculum that aligns with changing trends and issues in education
Contact Sierra Bantillo for more information.
Review detailed information for all partnerships on the MCPS Higher Education Partnerships website.
Note: Partnerships are an option for employees in permanent positions. Based on preferences, employees can also pursue programs outside of partnerships in education and related fields.