Baltimore County

Goucher College is working in partnership with Baltimore County Schools to sponsor an education cohort for paraprofessionals, and provide courses at a reduced tuition for BCPS teachers!


Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education Certification for Paraprofessionals, Beginning Fall 2021

The Master of Arts in Teaching program for Baltimore County paraprofessionals will provide the content knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for this cohort to become successful elementary teachers. With an emphasis on the effective use of learning and development theories, curriculum design, assessment, differentiation strategies, and the use of integrated technology, paraprofessionals will become successful certified teachers. The program is designed to assure that BCPS students of teachers who complete this M.A.T. have competent and responsive role models who can provide effective instruction in diverse school environments. The program includes the courses required prior to the supervised internship.

Please note this cohort is limited to 20 students, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This cohort will begin during the Fall 2021 semester.

To request more information about the cohort, please complete this request information form below. 

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Students part of this cohort will receive direct billing benefits. The student will be responsible for out-of-pocket costs, including but not limited to:

  • $65/credit student and technology fee
  • Textbooks
  • Internship fee

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To apply for one of these cohort programs, please complete the following steps:

  • Online application
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript sent to:
    Goucher College Graduate Admissions
    1021 Dulaney Valley Road
    Towson, MD 21204
  • Please note that if you are applying for this cohort, please select the "Baltimore County Cohort" option within the application. All other Baltimore County teachers applying for a graduate degree are not eligible to receive direct billing benefits and therefore should not apply using the Baltimore County cohort option within the application. 
  • BCPS will pre-screen candidates to determine eligibility. Once the BCPS screening process is completed, we will begin to review applications. 

Educator’s Institute: Graduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses

In partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools, Goucher College offers graduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for Baltimore County teachers. These courses can be used to meet MSDE re-certification requirements. 

Courses are offered in two eight week terms in the fall and spring and one eight week term in the summer. Graduate courses are available this fall. All courses will be online for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. 

*Please note that courses taken through Educator's Institute cannot be counted towards a degree program. Students can also only take 12 graduate credits as a non-degree seeking students. Once a student has reached the 12 credit limit, they will need to apply for a full degree program. 

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