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 certification program, Bowie State University’s Educational Leadership program, Hood College’s Educational Leadership Program, and Johns Hopkins University’s Special Education Teacher Immersion Training master’s degree program. There is also an information session on learning how to become a teacher in MCPS.
“How To Become A Teacher” Information Session
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.
RSVP on Professional Development Online (PDO), course #132183
Join us to learn how to become a certified teacher in MCPS. Participants will examine the commitment MCPS has for support professionals who want to become teachers, understand the Maryland State Department of Education certification process, explore the degree pathways for teacher certification and learn about the specific MCPS offices and departments that collaborate for employees pursuing careers in teaching. Click here for additional information.
For questions, email Heather Harman or Brittany Mackel.
Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Feb. 28 (Tuesdays); 5-6 p.m.
RSVP on 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 the steps to complete the application.
- Learn about the license process.
- Meet the Moreland team AND an MCPS graduate of the program.
A flyer about Moreland’s information sessions can be found here. For more information, contact Dr. Susanne Thompson at Moreland University or visit the Higher Education Partnerships website.
Bowie State University Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
RSVP on PDO, course #90779
Bowie State University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership is ideal for K-12 teacher leaders and administrators who wish to tackle current school system challenges, collaborate with like-minded peers and implement system improvement initiatives. With a focus on helping students enhance their professional careers, the degree is centered on contemporary issues students are facing. Degree concentrations include:
- Innovative technology.
- Social justice.
- Special education leadership.
- Reading, counseling leadership.
- Executive-level leadership.
To be eligible, employees must have master’s degree from an accredited institution in school administration or a closely related field; five or more years of successful teaching experience and three or more years of leadership experience. A flyer for this program may be found here. For more information, contact Dr. Renee Foose or visit the Higher Education Partnerships website.
Hood College, Educational Leadership Program
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5-6 p.m.
RSVP on PDO, course #87670
Hood College offers graduate certificate and master’s degree pathways for Educational Leadership leading to Administrator I certification. To be eligible, employees should have three or more consecutive years of successful classroom teaching experience and tenure. More information is available here.
For questions, contact Dan Shea or visit the Higher Education Partnerships website.
Johns Hopkins University Special Education Teacher Immersion Training Program
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
RSVP on PDO, 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. A flyer for this information session may be found here.
For more information, contact Alexandra Shelton or visit the Higher Education Partnerships website.