The Towson University Center for Professional Studies provides professional development for Marylandís teachers through the development and deployment of curriculum and support in partnership with MSDE. Some recent projects include:
Cisco Training Center
Towson University is the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Affiliate University for statewide IT Career Pathway programs. Strong secondary and post-secondary IT programs are crucial to our nationís future, and skillful and thoughtful instruction is crucial to student achievement and success. The Towson University Cisco Academy Support and Training Center provides resources to support existing and new Cisco Networking Academy programs throughout the state. Learn more about the Cisco Summer Institute
Information Training Affiliate for all Maryland K-12 teachers within Career and Technology Education
Since 2010, we have been providing professional development instruction to Marylandís educators to support common core instruction and standardize curriculum within the information technology field. Serving hundreds of educators annually, CPS makes a significant contribution to student education by supporting connections with industry and pathways to post-secondary educational opportunities.
Training Affiliate for the Construction Design and Management Programs Statewide
In this role, we have hosted annual professional development programs connected hundreds of instructors to leaders in the field to support continued professional development to better serve students preparing for post-secondary experiences.
Additionally, in 2011 the Maryland State Department of Education approached the Center for Professional Studies to support the development of curriculum for the Construction Design and Management program within the Career and Technology Education Division. We quickly assembled a team consisting of faculty, industry experts, and educators to outline a four-year program of study designed to adequately prepare students for careers in the construction field. Evolution within the construction field continues to emphasize the advancement of technology and the associated skill gap within our emerging workforce. Educators from around the state will have access to the same curriculum designed to place students on a progressive path to fill those technology and management positions as they continue to emerge within the field in the future.
Division of Innovation & Applied Research
Center for Professional Studies (CPS)