Anne Arundel County

Goucher College is working in partnership with Anne Arundel County Schools to sponsor education cohorts!

How to Apply?

To apply, complete the online application, including your official sealed transcript and letters of recommendation. 

Open Cohorts

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.

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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. 

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Literacy Strategies for Content Learning (with Reading Teacher Endorsement)

The Goucher Literacy Cohort is designed for educators who wish to develop deeper understanding of the literacy skills and strategies that align to the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.

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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. 

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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).

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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.  

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For more information regarding the Anne Arundel County Cohorts, please direct specific questions to or 410-337-6200.