Program Description
The Education Careers program prepares future teachers and combines the Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) and Early Childhood Studies. It explores the teaching professions in early childhood, elementary and secondary education. Units of study include human growth and development, learning theory, curriculum and instruction. Internships at the level a student wishes to teach are completed senior year. Students plan and implement curriculum strategies in a supervised preschool and child care facility.

Possible Certifications and College Credits
Maryland State Department of Education Child Care Administration entry level employment (90 hour equivalent)
College of Southern Maryland- 9 Credits
Coppin State University- 3 Credits
Hood College- 3 Credits
St. Mary's College of Maryland- 4 Credits
Stevenson University- 3 Credits
Towson University- 3 Credits

Course Sequence
Human Growth and Development
Education Careers 1
Teaching as a Profession
Education Careers 2
Foundations of Curriculum/Instruction
Education Academy Internship

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Human Growth and Development Education Careers I Education Careers II
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Elective Education Careers I Education Careers II
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Teaching as a Profession
Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Education Academy Internship
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Elective Elective

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School