2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin


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.

4847 /4848Child and Adolescent Development 1 A/B
4851 /4852Child and Adolescent Development Double Period 1 A/B
4853 /4854Child and Adolescent Development 2 A/B
4868 /4869Child and Adolescent Development 3 A/B DP
4880 /4881Child and Adolescent Development 2A/B
4882 /4883Child and Adolescent Development 3A/B
4884 /0 Advanced-level Education, Training, and Child Studies Internship
5300 /5301Guided Research - Education, Training, and Child Studies A/B

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.