2022 - 2023 MCPS High School Course Bulletin


Early Child Development

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, and 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.

The Early Child Development Program is only open as a CTE completer program to those students who are currently enrolled as of school year 2020–2021.

EDU2004A / EDU2004BChild and Adolescent Development 1 A
EDU2011A / EDU2011BChild and Adolsecent Development 2A
EDU2013Advanced-level Education, Training,and Child Studies Internship
EDU2027A / EDU2027BGuided Research-Education, Training and Child Studies A
EDU5109CE Adv Education
EDU2005A / EDU2005BChild and Adolescent Development DP 1 A
EDU2006A / EDU2006BChild and Adolescent Development DP 2A
EDU2029A / EDU2029BChild Growth and Development A
EDU2031A / EDU2031BLearning Environment for Preschoolers A
EDU2030A / EDU2030BEstablishing a Purposeful Program for Preschoolers A
EDU2028Child Development Associate Internship

Child Development Associate Preschool

This program prepares students for further education and careers in early childhood education and care. The program consists of four high school courses that focus on child growth and development, preschool learning environment, establishing a purposeful preschool childcare program and internship experiences. Program completers will be prepared to take the Child Development Associate (CDA) exam, ready for a verification visit conducted by an employee of the Council of Professional Recognition and possess a complete CDA professional portfolio.

EDU2029A / EDU2029BChild Growth and Development A
EDU2031A / EDU2031BLearning Environment for Preschoolers A
EDU2030A / EDU2030BEstablishing a Purposeful Program for Preschoolers A
EDU2028Child Development Associate Internship

Teacher Academy of Maryland

The Teacher Academy of Maryland is an instructional program that aligns with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and the Maryland Essential Dimensions of Teaching (EdoTs). The program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession. The program consists of four required courses that focus on teaching as a profession, human growth and development, learning theory, and curriculum and instruction. The required course credits earned in this program are designed to articulate to a Maryland post—secondary teacher education program. This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree, which aligns with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

EDU2000A / EDU2000BHuman Growth and Development Through Adolescence A
EDU2010A / EDU2010BTeaching as Profession A
EDU2009A / EDU2009BFoundations of Curriculum and Instruction A
EDU2014TAM Education Academy Internship