Goucher College worksiwith Baltimore County Public Schools to offer a two-year MSDE-approved Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) designed for career changers, including those from the military, who wish to receive certification in world languages.  Special features of this program include a pre-entry portfolio review, options for completing the pre-residency internship, and distance learning possibilities.

Interested candidates must first apply to the school system (Baltimore County Public School.) Once a person has been accepted as a Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) through the school system, application to Goucher would be processed. Goucher College becomes involved in the process only after a person has been hired by the school system as an MAAPP participant.

By the end of the program, candidates will earn 34 graduate credits.  Intensive coaching will occur in the first year of the program and during the second year a supervisory protocol will be followed. Interested candidates can complete the remaining credits required for the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree at Goucher College.

For complete program details, click here.

For more information about the counties MAAPP programs and requirements please visit the Baltimore County Public Schools website at http://www.bcps.org/offices/personnel/rtc//.