Teacher Education and Professional Development
The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development, housed in the School of Education and Urban Studies, has primary responsibility for the preparation of teachers and other professional educators. Its central purpose is to prepare professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The professional programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development are supported by the strong liberal arts tradition and philosophy at Morgan State University.
Students majoring in these professional programs are required to complete 129 credit hours. This requirement includes 56 hours of major education courses, 46 hours of general education courses, 25 hours of supporting courses, and 2 hours of university credits. Students are required to acquire and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
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 mission, the education department offers a comprehensive program at the undergraduate and graduate levels that relies on education, applied research, and collaborative pursuits with school, community, and university partnerships.