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Professional Learning and Leadership

7711 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Our mission is to provide meaningful, high quality learning opportunities that address school or individual employee needs in a variety of contexts and formats. Ensure that training and development opportunities are specific and prescribed based upon systemic priorities, performance appraisal results, and student achievement data, where applicable.

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About Us

Continuing Professional Development

Information for PGCPS Continuing Professional Learning Courses:

The Office of Professional Learning and Leadership is excited to provide employees with the Professional Learning Catalog – a compilation of credit and noncredit professional learning opportunities.

The Catalog includes 2023-2024 Quarter One Professional Learning Opportunities (offered November 3, 2023 through January 19, 2024) and CPD Credit Course Offerings Fall Semester (offered January 9, 2024 through April 4, 2024).


Information for MSDE Professional Learning Opportunities:

MSDE CPD Professional Learning Opportunities Catalog is currently unavailable. Contact Val Emrich with any questions at

Induction Supports for Teachers

We provide monthly professional development sessions for our new teachers.

New Teacher Boot Camp (NTBC) is a voluntary pre-service component of the Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP). NTBC offers opportunities for new teachers to:

  • connect with experienced educators;
  • learn strategies and gather resources for Distance Learning;
  • explore Google Suite, including Google Classroom and Google Calendar;
  • engage in mindfulness and mental health sessions to prepare the whole educator; and
  • participate in fun-filled engagement activities to help you become acquainted with PGCPS offices and initiatives. 

NTBC prepares teachers with the knowledge on how to establish and maintain success throughout the school year. 

The Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP) facilitates the professional development of teachers during their induction period. Through this program, new teachers receive guidance and training designed to assist them in developing their skills and understanding in implementing curricula and programs required by the school system. Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) invites all newly hired teachers to participate in engaging, hands-on pre-service training opportunities!

Professional Educator Induction Program 2.0 (PEIP 2.0) is a component of the district’s New Teacher Academy focused on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (FfT.) This monthly series will target first through third year teachers. However, all educators are welcome! Please view the PEIP 2.0 Monthly Series for dates and location. Courses will be listed in MyPPS.

Need assistance? View eDoctrina Quick Guide To Finding and Registering for a Course.

National Board Certification Teacher Program

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.

While teacher licensure systems set the basic requirements to teach in each state, completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have voluntarily gone much further. NBCTs have developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator.

Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas, from Pre-K through 12th grade. The certification process consists of four components: written assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice, and documented impact and accomplishments as a teaching professional. The process can be completed within one to three academic years.

In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) candidates will receive: 

  • $1900.00 Scholarship for participation
  • Monthly Candidate Support Sessions
  • One-to-one Mentor Support

PGCPS Requirements for participation:

  •  Three years in Maryland as a professional educator/counselor
  •  Satisfactory rating on the Framework for Teaching Evaluation
  •  Recommendation from Current Supervisor or Principal

Information sessions for PGCPS National Board Certification Program will begin in September 2021 and will be announced in the PGCPS Employee Dispatch. If your school is interested in hosting an information session you can sign-up here.

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For questions and other information, please contact: 

Dr. Rainya P. Miller, MA, NBCT
301-749-5238 ext. 45519

Visit the NBCT Google Site for more resources and information.

National Board Certified Teacher Program ApplicationDeadline to apply is June 10, 2022.

Support Personnel Programs

The Office of Professional Learning and Leadership in collaboration with other central office departments offer various professional learning opportunities for support personnel to enhance professional practice and provide opportunities for growth. 

Supports include: 

  • Administrative Assistants/Secretaries Academy
  • Transportation Academy
  • Food Service Academy
  • ParaPro PRAXIS support
  • Support Staff Aspiring Leaders Program

Teacher Mentor Program

The Teacher Mentor Program (TMP) provides a variety of supports and resources to new teachers to assist with the successful transition into Prince George’s County Public Schools. TMP mentors provide mentoring, coaching, and modeling of best practices throughout the induction period.

Supports include:

  • Data Analysis
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Demonstration Lessons
  • Professional Learning Sessions
  • Rigorous Literacy Instruction
  • Framework for Teaching (FfT) Evaluation Instrument
  • Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
  • School-Based Leadership Teams
  • Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP)/ PEIP 2.0
  • New Teacher Boot Camp (NTBC)

If you are a first year teacher and interested in receiving mentor services, please complete the self-referral form.

University Partnerships

PGCPS partners with several local colleges and universities to offer Graduate and Professional Studies courses for selected PGCPS educators seeking certification in the areas of educational leadership and teacher leadership from the state of Maryland. Read more to learn about these opportunities.

American College of Education (ACE) 

  • Doctorate of Education in Leadership
  • Doctorate of Education in Instructional Technology
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Leadership
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Technology
  • Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate

American University

Bowie State University

Concordia University

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Masters of Education

Drexel University

  • Specialized Graduate Certificates
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership and Management

Fielding University 

  • Doctorate of Education Leadership for Change

George Washington University

Grand Canyon University

  • Master of Education
  • Doctorate of Education
  • Educational Specialist

Howard University 

  • Doctorate of Education in Education Administration and Policy
  • Masters in Teacher Education

Johns Hopkins University

  • Administrative Certification I
  • Behavioral Analysis Certification

La Salle University/RTC

  • Masters in Education
  • Graduate Courses

McDaniel College

  • Administrative Certification I 
  • IELL Teaching Certificate (TSL/G3)

Morgan State University

  • Doctorate of Education in Mathematics or Science Education

Notre Dame of Maryland University

  • Bachelor of Science Accelerated Certification for Teaching (for Paraprofessionals)

Prince George's Community College

  • Associate of Arts Degree- Teacher Education (Teacher Preparation Academy Middle College)

Regent University 

  • Doctorate of Education
  • Master of Education

Trinity University 

  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Nasters
  • Administrative Certification I

University of Maryland, College Park

  • Administrative Certification I- STEM
  • Teacher Leadership Certificate (TSL/G3)
  • Doctorate of Education in System Leadership

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Phoenix

  • Teacher Certification Courses
  • BSED/Early Childhood Education
  • BSED/Elementary Education
  • MAED/Elementary Education
  • MAED/Secondary Education
  • MAED/Special Education
  • MAED/Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Walden University

  • Teacher Certification Courses
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Education (PhD)
  • Master of Science in Education – Accelerated
  • Master of Science in Education – Traditional
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Teacher Leader Certificate (TSL/G3)

Washington Adventist University

Contact Information

Kristi L. Holden, Ed.D.
Director of Professional Learning

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