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Department of Teacher Education & Professional Development

Motto: Educators Transform the Future


The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development prepares national leaders in education, recreation and athletic related fields. We address the wellness and educational needs of a global society through research, collaboration and professional development. We value diversity, equity and social justice and use transformative, innovative and culturally responsive approaches to our work in urban schools and communities.

To accomplish the aforementioned, we offer comprehensive and dynamic programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our preparation of undergraduate and graduate candidates relies on applied research, collaboration across disciplines and strategic professional development. 


Elementary Education (BS)
The Elementary Education Program prepares teachers and other professional educators.
Through this degree program, students will graduate from a Maryland Certified Teacher
Education program that leads to a Maryland Teaching Certification in grades 1-6.

Physical Education (B.S.)
The Physical Education Program prepares physical educators and practitioners in the
field of athletics. Within the Physical Education major, there are academic tracks in the
areas of Dance Education, Recreation and Parks, Sports Administration and Teacher
Education. Each track leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. The
Teacher Education and Dance Education tracks lead to a Specialty Maryland Teaching
Certification in grades K-12.

Dual Degree Masters of Arts in Teaching Program (M.A.T.)
The 5-year BS/ BA + MAT program integrates both graduate work and undergraduate
experience, allowing candidates to earn both a BS/BA and a M.A.T degree in 5 years.
Undergraduate candidates and degree completers must major in the following areas: Art,
Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, and

Education Administration and Supervision (M.S.)
The Administration and Supervision Master of Science Degree and the Administration
and Supervision Certificate are programs designed to prepare and certify talented teacher
leaders to assume a leadership role at the elementary school, middle school, or high
school level. Coursework is delivered to a cohort of candidates by Morgan State
University faculty and experts from surrounding school systems.