Higher Education Partnerships Offering Information Sessions
The Office of Human Resources and Development provides higher education partnership opportunities to MCPS employees who are seeking teacher certification or licensure, continuing professional development, or who are pursuing career advancement. Below, get more information on interest meetings for three programs—Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW, Johns Hopkins University’s special education teacher immersion training program, and Towson University’s master’s degree in special education.
Moreland University, TEACH-NOW
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5–6 p.m.
RSVP on Professional Development Online (PDO), course #91498
Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW certification program helps conditionally certified teachers earn their teaching licensure. This is an asynchronous online program that provides a flexible, affordable and accelerated pathway to certification.
During this information session, you will:
- Learn about the TEACH-NOW program—schedule, learning goals and requirements.
- Take steps to complete the application.
- Learn about the license process.
- Meet the Moreland team and an MCPS graduate of the program.
Johns Hopkins University Special Education Teacher Immersion Training Program
Monday, Jan. 23, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
RSVP on PDO using course #87107
The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Special Education Teacher Immersion Training (SET-IT) master’s degree program has two focus areas: elementary/middle school (grades 1–8) and secondary/adult levels (grades 6–12) in special education. For this two-year program, participants will work for MCPS as special education paraeducators during the day and take JHU courses in the evening.
Towson University, Master’s of Education in Special Education
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
RSVP on PDO using course #90585
The Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program offered by Towson is a program designed for employees who are seeking an initial teacher certification in special education. Typically, students may enroll in one of three tracks:
- Special Education—Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)
- Special Education—Elementary/Middle Education (Grades 1-8)
- Special Education—Secondary Education (Grades 9-12)
The M.Ed. in Special Education is a cohort program that follows a specific course sequence and timeframe for completion. For more information, email Eric Kuhn or visit the Higher Education Partnerships website.