Early Child Development POS (4 credits required)
Students in the Early Child Development program work with children in a variety of settings and study child development from birth through adolescent stages. Knowledge of physical, intellectual, language, social, and emotional development is applied through planning sessions, teaching, observing, and studying 3- and 4-year-olds in the child development laboratory. Students develop competence in creative teaching techniques.
Teacher Academy of Maryland POS (4 credits required)
The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) program prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in the field of education. The program consists of 4 high school credits that focus on teaching as a profession, human growth and development, learning theory, and curriculum and instruction. This program is designed to articulate to a Maryland postsecondary teacher education program. Upon completion of the TAM program and passing the ParaPro test, high school graduates are prepared for postsecondary education and some employment options.