All Resident Teachers complete specific MAAPP phases intended to build teacher capacity to be effective in the classroom and that, ultimately, lead to a Maryland professional teaching certificate. During the two-year teacher training program, the Resident Teachers are eligible for a State-issued Resident Teacher Certificate. Completion of PGCPS Resident Teacher Program requirements will result in a Standard Professional Certificate. All PGCPS Resident Teacher Programs include the following MAAPP phases:
Web-based and face-to-face Information Sessions
Panel interviews of qualified applicants and selection of candidates who meet program-entry requirements
6-8 weeks of intensive pre-service training over the summer designed to equip candidates with the foundational skills to be classroom-ready on day-1
8-12 weeks supervised teaching internship involving classroom-based teaching and other school-related responsibilities.
During the internship phase, candidates assume all of the normal responsibilities and duties of a classroom teacher in their school placements with guidance and assistance from a supervising teacher.
2-year teaching assignment along with additional professional learning opportunities and coursework
Resident Teachers receive intensive support from a full-release Mentor Teacher to help strengthen and refine their instructional practice.