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Maryland CTE Program of Study

Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)

The Teacher Academy of Maryland program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession. The program focuses on human growth and development through adolescence, teaching as a profession, curriculum and instruction and an education academy internship. Upon completion of the program and passing the ParaPro test or PRAXIS I, high school graduates are ready for employment in the teaching profession. This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, which aligns with the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education standards.

CTE Course Sequence

Human Growth and Development through Adolescence

This course focuses on human development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues.

Teaching as a Profession

This course focuses on the profession of teaching

Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction

This course explores curriculum delivery models in response to the developmental needs of all children. Emphasis is placed on the development of varied instructional materials and activities to promote learning, classroom management strategies, and a supportive classroom environment.

Education Academy Internship

The internship is the culminating course of the Education Academy Program. Students will have an opportunity to integrate content and pedagogical knowledge in an educational area of interest. They will have an opportunity to extend and apply their knowledge about teaching in a classroom setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher.

Additional Program Advantages

Program Affiliate

Towson University

Towson- TAM

Student Organization



Technical Skill Assessment


Technical Skill Assessment

Early College Credit

College Credit- Towson