Certification Cohorts

The Board of Education approved nine (9) certification cohort programs which are scheduled to begin Fall 2022.  Programs include the following subject areas: Secondary Mathematics, Secondary English, Special Education- Elementary and Special Education – Secondary.  Programs offered by each university partner are listed below.  Please see Certification Cohort FAQs for additional information regarding certification cohorts.

Cohort participants would include Conditional teachers contracted with BCPS starting school year 2022-2023.  Individuals enrolled in these certification programs will be required to teach full-time while completing courses required to achieve MSDE certification.  Interested participants must first apply for a teaching position by submitting an application.  
Bowie State University
Masters of Arts in Teaching - English Masters of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics
Community College of Baltimore County
Secondary English Certification Secondary Special Education Certification
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT): English Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT): Mathematics Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT): Special Education Elementary Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT): Special Education Secondary NDMU School of Education - Accelerated Certification in Teaching
Stevenson University
Masters of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics and Science