Teacher Education and Professional Development

Program Overview

The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development, housed in the School of Education and Urban Studies, is the unit of the University that has primary responsibility for the preparation of teachers and other professional educators.  Its central purpose is the preparation of professional personnel at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The professional programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development are undergirded by the strong liberal arts tradition of Morgan State University and by the institution's philosophy that effective professional programs rest on a sound liberal arts base. 

Majors are required to complete 129 credit hours.  This includes 56 hours of major education courses, 46 hours of general education courses, 25 hours of supporting courses and 2 hours of university credits.  Studetns are required to acquire and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development at Morgan State University is to prepare competent, reflective, and highly effective professionals to serve with distinction in the field of education and administration.  To accomplish this, the education unit offers a comprehensive program of studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The preparation of undergraduate and graduate candidates relies on education, applied research, and collaborative pursuit with school base community and unversity partnerships.