The Middle College Program enables high schoolers from Prince George's County schools to earn an associate of arts degree in teaching while completing their high school requirements. Dual enrollment students can then transfer seamlessly into the College of Education’s undergraduate teaching program at the University of Maryland.
In response to the field’s personnel needs, Middle College Program students choose from three teaching pathways: early childhood/early childhood special education, middle school math/science, and special education. Students also receive support from UMD faculty and staff, including acclimation to the campus and preparation for teaching assessments.
One of many partnerships between the College of Education and local schools, the Middle College Program reflects a commitment to increasing UMD enrollments from county public schools and improving public education in the local school system.
“As we grow the next generation of educators, we are proud to work with the University of Maryland in our dual enrollment collaboration with Prince George’s Community College,” said Monica Goldson, chief executive officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools. “This partnership introduces young people to the rewards of teaching and shaping minds for a lifetime of learning.”
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