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Department of Professional Growth Systems

Building the capacity of our workforce

Studying Skillful Teaching

Course Descriptions

skillful teaching

Studying Skillful Teaching 1 (SST1) supports teachers in improving student achievement by examining beliefs about teaching and building a repertoire of instructional strategies to matching students learning needs.

Studying Skillful Teaching 2 (SST2) (Note: SST 2 will not be offered at this time).

Related Courses

Observing and Analyzing Teaching 1 and Observing and Analyzing Teaching 2

For more information, please call our office at (240) 740-5770.

When are courses offered?

Courses are generally offered twice yearly: beginning in the summer, with completion by December; and beginning in January, with completion by May. Registration for these classes takes place on Professional Development Online (PDO).

Credit Information

Credit information on specific sections of each course can be found on the Professional Development Online (PDO) system. In addition, instructors will share credit information at the first session. If you have questions regarding credit for a course you are interested in, please call our office at (240) 740-5770. If you have questions and are currently enrolled in a course, please ask your instructor.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement through MCPS applies for credit earned through Fitchburg State University, provided that the course was taken outside the duty day. More about tuition reimbursement here.