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Teacher Academy of Maryland

Is the Teacher Academy of Maryland Program Right for You?

  • Do you enjoy helping others learn?
  • Are you interested in working with middle and high school students?
  • Do you like using educational technology to meet instructional needs?
  • Are you interested in participating in internship experiences that include multiple age levels and subjects?   

About the Program

The Teacher Academy of Maryland Program prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in the education profession.  The program consists of four courses that focus on human growth and development, teaching as a profession, learning theory, and curriculum and instruction.  These credits are designed to articulate to a Maryland postsecondary teacher education program. Upon completion of the program, students take the ParaPro or PRAXIS Core tests.  This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, which aligns with the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education standards.  Statewide articulation agreements are in place.  Students have opportunities to earn college credit and scholarships to some Maryland baccalaureate teacher education programs.

Sample Courses

Teacher Academy of Maryland Sample Course Pathway

 Teacher Academy of Maryland Course Codes and Descriptions

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

  • ParaPro Assessment is taken at the end of the program to measure the reading, writing, and basic mathematics competencies of prospective paraprofessionals. 
  • Praxis Core Tests are taken at the end of the program to measure academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program

Baltimore City Community College

Coppin State University

Hagerstown Community College

Harford Community College

Hood College

Howard Community College

Montgomery College

Prince George’s Community College

Salisbury University

Stevenson University

Towson University

University of Maryland, College Park



Career Opportunities

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Paraprofessional
  • School Principal
  • School Assistant Principal
  • School Counselor
  • District-based Administrator

Where this Program is Offered

John F. Kennedy High School

Albert Einstein High School

James Hubert Blake High School

Springbrook High School


Students from all high schools are eligible to apply for this full-time program. MCPS does not provide transportation to Montgomery College.

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