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Teacher Education and Professional Development

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Program Overview  

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 120 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 2.75.

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 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.

** 2019-2020 Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship - Application Now Available **

The Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship is designed for students who pledge to work as public school or public prekindergarten teachers in the State upon completion of their studies at schools that have at least 50% of the students in the school eligible for free or reduced price meals.

To apply, you may download the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship application available by visiting: https://mhec.state.md.us/preparing/Pages/TeachingFellowsMDScholarship.aspx

The deadline is October 11, 2019.