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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, formerly referred to as in-service courses. CPDs are MSDE approved credit-bearing courses. Teachers have priority when registering for CPD courses. Support staff and substitutes are encouraged to register for CPDs and can be considered on a space available basis. MCPS CPD courses receiving MSDE CPD credits count toward salary advancement and certification renewal for professional staff. For inquiries regarding certification and MCEA salary lane advancement, professional staff should contact the certification unit in the Department of Certification and Staffing.
The following is the registration fee structure:
Permanent employees will have the fee assessed by payroll deduction after completion of the course. Non-permanent employees, including employees on leave, should contact the CPD office for the fee structure information, which is not reflected above, and to make payment arrangements. See registration information below for more details and instructions.
Questions? Call Michele Gessford, CPD Registrar, at 301-315-7391.
Office of Human Resources and DevelopmentMontgomery County Public Schools,45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300Rockville, MD 20850
Michele Gessford, CPD RegistrarMichele_M_Gessford@mcpsmd.org
Maryann Hovde, Office Assistant III - CPD CoursesMaryAnn_Hovde@mcpsmd.org
Marie Bercaw, Professional DevelopmentLiaison for MCPS and MSDE
REGISTER EARLY -- Fall semester (FY 2021) Continuing Professional Development CPD courses were released on the Professional Development Online (PDO) system on Monday, August 17, 2020. Teachers have priority registration in all CPD courses. Support staff and substitute teachers may register for CPD courses, but only on a space available basis.
Non-permanent educators are placed into CPD courses on a space available basis. Check your email on a regular basis prior to the start of class in case you have been moved to the wait list or dropped from a class.Non-permanent educators should contact our office for registration fee information and payment. There is an additional $50 non-refundable fee per course:
Checks should be made payable to “MCPS” and sent to the following address prior to the end of the CPD course:
Office of Human Resources and Development CPD Registrar Montgomery County Public Schools 45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300 Rockville, MD 20850
If you have any questions about following these guidelines, please call 301-315-7391.
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