Teacher Academy of Maryland

The Teacher Academy of MD (TAM) program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession. These credits are designed to articulate to a Maryland post-secondary teacher education program.  Students develop an InTASC portfolio and a field experience. Upon completion of the program and passing the Praxis Core or ParaPro test, high school graduates are ready for entry-level employment in an educational support position. The program is a four-course sequence for grades 9-12. 

TAM is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructional program that aligns with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and the Maryland Essential Dimensions of Teaching (EdoTs). This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree, which aligns with the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.  

The program consists of four high school credits that focus on teaching as a profession, human growth and development, foundations of curriculum and instruction, and culminate in an Education Academy Internship. 

TAM students are eligible to join Educators Rising, a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors.  Educators Rising connects students with peers and experts around the country who are focusing on the same issues and challenges. 

TAM has statewide articulation agreements and scholarships for students available. 

Statewide Articulation Agreements 

  • Bowie State University – three credits for EDUC 316 Foundations of Education 
  • Coppin State University – three credits for EDUC 200 History of Education 
  • Frostburg State University – three credits for EDUC 201 Students, Teachers and Learning Environments and three credits for EDUC 202 Foundations of Learning and Instruction 
  • Hood College – three credits for EDUC 204 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 
  • Morgan State University – three credits for EDUC 200 Foundations of Education and Teaching 
  • McDaniel - $10,000 per year 
  • Notre Dame of MD University – 9 credits, potential $48,000 merit scholarship 
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland – four credits for EDUC 140: Special Topics in Educational Studies course for secondary education majors OR one credit as ELED 201 Introduction to Teaching plus two credits of electives for elementary and early childhood education majors 
  • Salisbury University – three credits EDUC 210 School in a Diverse Society 
  • Stevenson University – three credits for PSY 206 Child Growth and Development and for Early Childhood Education Majors three credits for PSY 206 Child Growth and Development and three credits for ED 108/ED 108F Learning Experiences/Field Experience 
  • Towson University – three credits for EDUC 202 Historical Contemporary Perspectives on America’s Urban Schools 
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