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Have You Determined Your Pathway to Certification?

The AACC/AACPS Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program – Resident Teacher Certification program for Secondary (Middle & High School) Critical Shortage Content Areas is accepting applications from our current Provisional/Conditional teachers. Two deadlines were established to provide opportunities to complete the internship activity during the 2018-19 school year. 

Since both deadlines (Jan. 11 & March 1) have passed, the next application cycle for a fall internship during the 2019-20 school year is now open to conditional teacher applicants. Please review the application requirements and make plans to register and take both the Praxis Core (or providing SAT, GRE, ADT scores) and the Praxis 2 Content assessments. Since two courses, AACC EDU 261 & EDU 262, must be completed before or during the RTC internship, contact Sandy Koskovich at AACC Teach Institute to explore enrollment. Both courses are listed on the AACC Spring Course offering.

There will be a limited number of internships available in the fall and space must be saved for conditional teachers newly hired during summer 2019 hiring season. All applications from current conditional teachers will be date stamped when received at Carver Staff Development to establish applicant order.

Note: The SAT, GRE or ACT score can be used in place of the Praxis Crore if it meets the MSDE required score demonstrating proficiency in basic skills (reading, writing and math.)

If you have questions or need an application, please contact Deborah Montgomery, AACC/AACPS MAAPP/RTC Program Manager at The AACC/AACPS program does not serve our conditional special educators. Special Education conditional teachers interested in an RTC program may contact Maureen Gerrity at for more information.