Teacher Academy of Maryland
The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) is a rigorous four course Career and Technology Education program developed through a partnership between Maryland State Department of Education and Towson University. The program is specifically designed for students who intend to pursue a career as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher. Instructors for these courses are provided with professional development through Towson University.
An integral component of the TAM program is providing students experiences which demonstrate what being a teacher is really like. Academy students have the opportunity to conduct formal observations, develop and deliver lesson plans in a K-12 setting, and participate in special events and activities with other future educators. Students may elect to join TAM as tenth graders. TAM is for students interested in any of these careers: instructional assistant, daycare center owner/operator, early childhood teacher, high school teacher, school administrator, social worker, preschool teacher, elementary teacher, speech therapist, child psychologist, middle school teacher, and school counselor.
The TAM program consists of these four courses:
Human Growth and Development through Adolescence (5500)
Teaching as a Profession (5510)
Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction (5520)
Education Academy Internship (5530)
"Grow Our Own Teachers" Scholarship Program
Students who graduate from CCPS on or after June 1, 2017 and complete the TAM program are eligible for the "Grow Our Own Teachers" Scholarship Program. To be considered for this scholarship, please fill out an application and return it to Mark Wilding, Director of Career and Technology Education. For questions concerning this program, Mark Wilding can be contacted at 443-550-9940 or by email.
Grow Our Own Teachers Scholarship Application
Grow Our Own Teachers Scholarship Information