Teacher Academy of Maryland


For more information contact:

Ms. Cynthia Sommerville

The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) is a program of study that seeks to address the persistent teacher shortage challenge by creating a pipeline of teacher candidates from grades 6-12.

The TAM program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession. Upon completion of the program and passing the ParaPro test or PRAXIS Core, high school graduates are ready for employment in the teaching profession. This program is based on the outcomes of the Maryland Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree. Students can receive college credit and scholarships to several Maryland baccalaureate teacher education programs.


Human Growth and Development through Adolescence
Teaching as a Profession
Teaching and Curriculum
Advanced-Level Education Internship

Towson UniversityTowson University is the affiliate university for the TAM. As such, TU continues to assume responsibility for planning and implementing relevant, high quality, sustained professional development opportunites for TAM educators.