- These cohorts are 18-credits each and will be onsite in AACPS at a reduced tuition rate to eligible Anne Arundel County teachers.
- Goucher College’s direct billing agreement with AACPS minimizes out of pocket expenses for eligible teachers.
For more information on these courses, download our schedule.
At-Risk and Diverse Learners with a Literacy Emphasis
Geared toward helping participants better understand and guide a growing population of psychologically and sociologically disrupted students to become more productive and successful students, with focus in the areas of reading and writing. The courses in this cohort can be applied to either the M.Ed. or Professional Development Certificate.
Reading Instruction (Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist)
Supports the county efforts to prepare literacy professionals who will provide leadership for the school reading program. The Reading Instruction cohort can lead to reading teacher endorsement (12 credits required) or reading specialist certification.
School Improvement Leadership
Provides the needed knowledge, skills and coursework for participants who are working toward state certification for Administrator I. The courses in this cohort can be applied toward either the M.Ed. or Professional Development Certificate in School Improvement Leadership.
Special Education, Initial Teaching Certification
Ideal for those who are currently teaching under a conditional teaching certificate or for those who wish to earn special education certification. The courses in this cohort will count towards Goucher College's MSDE-approved Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with special education certification (either grades 1-8 or 6-adult).
Special Education Certification, For Certified Teachers
A need exists for regular education teachers to learn more about exceptionalities and how disabilities impact the acquisition of knowledge. Regular education certified teachers can gain the knowledge base, skills and dispositions to effectively teach students with disabilities. This cohort program is designed to address this need and teachers can obtain special education certification through Praxis assessment.
Early Childhood Special Education For Early Childhood Certified Teachers
This new program is designed for early childhood certified teachers to add a certification endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.