Higher Education Partnerships Offering Virtual Information Sessions
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. Upcoming information sessions are listed below. RSVP on Professional Development Online (PDO) to receive the meeting link and detailed program information.
University of Maryland (UMD) Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE) is holding an information session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. 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.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is holding an information session from 4:30-5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 21. RSVP on PDO (course #90187).
- This four-graduate course PBC begins the summer 2021 semester. The 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.
Hood College for Educational Leadership, 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Contact Dan Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Educational Leadership Program is recruiting for the 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership. The 18-credit Certification Preparation program is full with a waitlist. To be eligible, employees should have five or more consecutive years of successful classroom teaching experience and be tenured.
- Program Advantages
- Students begin and end the program as a learning community
- Courses are taken at county locations and 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
- Discounted tuition rates
Also, Johns Hopkins University is continuing to recruit for its Johns Hopkins Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education program. The priority deadline has been extended until May 1 for the fall 2021 cohort.
Johns Hopkins will offer an 18-credit graduate certificate in Gifted Education. The partnership is designed to address the needs of certified educators who are seeking additional knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms. Here are detailed resources for review and the directions for the application process.
Detailed information for all partnerships is available 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.