Higher Education Partnerships Offering Virtual Information Sessions
The Office of Human Resources and Development, in partnership with local colleges and universities, will host several virtual information sessions 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 2020-2021 school year. Interested employees should register for the information sessions on Professional Development Online (PDO). The sessions will be recorded for employees who are unable to attend the scheduled meetings.
Teacher Preparation Partnerships
Have you considered pursuing a career in teaching in MCPS? Are you interested in earning the requirements that will lead to teaching certification? If so, join us for the workshop: How to Become a Teacher in MCPS. The workshop will be held from 4–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (course #87524).
Participants will hear about the commitment MCPS has for supporting services employees who want to become teachers; examine 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.
Continuing Education and Educational Leadership Partnerships
Continuing education and educational leadership partnerships are recruiting and offering information sessions for interested employees who hold initial teacher certification.
Towson University is offering a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education. A meeting on this program will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 (PDO course #87656)
This master’s program is designed for employees who are already certified to teach in a content area, and who are seeking an additional teaching certification in special education. 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. A new cohort will begin in the fall of 2021.