The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) introduces students to the teaching profession and gives them a jump on college coursework.
TAM students can enroll directly in a four-year college with a teacher education program, netting credit for their high school program, or they can enroll in any of the 13 community colleges statewide that offer the articulated Associate of Arts in Teaching degree—a two-year degree whose coursework transfers to any in-state, four-year college (public or private) with a teacher preparation program.
Towson University, which graduates the largest number of teachers candidates in the state, is the program partner, offering transcripted credit and scholarships to TAM graduates.
Advances in scientific knowledge and increased public awareness of social problems and issues are contributing to a demand for high-quality social services. public concerns over crime, security, and emergency response and the increased demand for legal intervention in business and communities will continue to drive the growth of law enforcement, emergency services and legal services. The continuous need for professionals in education fields, especially in the critical shortage areas, offers creative ways to engage young people early on in the teaching profession.