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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Administrative Assistants/Secretaries 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.
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.
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.