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Teacher Academy of MD and Child Development Assoc.

Overview

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The programs of study in this career cluster include Early Childhood Education-Child Development Associate (Preschool) and the Teacher Academy of Maryland. Each program includes opportunities for students to earn industry certifications and/or licensure with an added value of articulated college credits. Students participating in these programs are actively engaged in real-world experiences through internships and mentoring opportunities. These experiences allow students to apply classroom instruction in meaningful ways giving them a head start to viable careers.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Students must be entering the 10th grade, complete the CTE application and be accepted into the program of study.

Learn more about possible certifications and college credits

Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Early Childhood Education-Child Development Associate (Preschool)

(3-year pathway)

The program of study prepares students for further education and careers in early childhood education and care or the opportunity to enter the child- care workforce ready to assume a lead teacher position in a preschool program. Students accepted into this program will be required to earn 480 hours as a teacher in a licensed preschool program, complete the Child Development Associate Portfolio and to sit for the Child Development Associate exam.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 10th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Teacher Academy of Maryland

(3-year pathway)

The program of study prepares students for further education and careers in elementary and secondary education. Students accepted into this program will be required to complete the Teacher Academy of Maryland Portfolio and to sit for the ParaPro exam.  Students can request verification of Teacher Academy of Maryland credits to submit for college credits and scholarship opportunities.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 10th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Possible Certifications

  • Early Childhood Education-Child Development Associate (Preschool)
    • Child Development Associate (Preschool)
    • CPR FIrst Aid
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland
    • ParaPro

Possible College Credits

  • Early Childhood Education-Child Development Associate (Preschool)
    • Prince George’s Community College
    • Anne Arudel Community College
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland
    • Bowie State University
    • Coppin State University
    • Frostburg State University
    • Hood College
    • Morgan State University
    • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    • Salisbury University
    • Stevenson University
    • Towson University

Program Contact Information

Connie Findley, Program Coordinator
connie.findley@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 669-6090

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures