Supporting Teachers & Certificated Staff

Teachers

Research shows that the quality of the classroom teacher is one of the most critical components for student success. MSEA offers high-quality programs and trainings and advocates for the classroom and school resources you need to meet the constantly changing demands of your job.

Maryland’s top-ranking public schools are the professional home to more than 60,000 teachers in 23 counties and Baltimore City. Our teachers are focused on providing Maryland students, parents, and communities with great public schools for every child.

Whether gifted or disadvantaged, special needs or first-generation English speaking, students benefit from Maryland’s quality teaching force. Using best teaching practices and their own innovation, Maryland teachers work hard to deliver lively, relevant lessons in classrooms across the state.

Certificated Staff

Educating children requires collaboration among a wide range of highly skilled professionals, including reading and math specialists, school counselors, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and many more. MSEA is increasingly focused on specialists’ specific issues and concerns, such as certification status, salaries, and the tools you need to do your job.

Certificated specialists play an important role in every school in the state, providing the skills and expertise students need to achieve their best in school.

Throughout K-12 education, specialists work directly with students and their families, providing tools and interventions that bolster both skills and confidence, and pave the way for future success.

Upcoming events for Teachers & Certified Staff

Culture, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 1, Culturally Responsive

In this C.A.R.E. module—Culturally Responsive—educators will explore how opportunity gaps fuel achievement gaps. Students from diverse backgrounds bring their varied cultural, racial, and socio-economic characteristics and experiences to school. Participants will explore the role that educators and the community stakeholders can play while identifying concrete strategies for increasing student engagement to create opportunities and valuable learning experiences for diverse learners.

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Culture, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 2, Abilities and Resilience

Part 2 deals with the maximizing the broad range of student abilities and fostering student resilience. Participants will examine their own practice and apply new strategies for developing student abilities and resilience in their own work.

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Cultures, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 3, Effort

Part 3 focuses on the role of effort in learning and how educators can use a systems-based approach to implementing a culturally competent learning environment. Participants will apply learnings from all three modules of the C.A.R.E. curriculum to create a capstone project demonstrating how they will implement what they’ve learned to create practices that are culturally competent.

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First-Year Teacher Panel and New Hire Roundtable

Listen in to hear from new Maryland teachers about their school year, what has helped them suceed, and what they wish they knew. You’ll have an opportunity during our hiring round table to talk with teachers in your area about their experience and the hiring process.

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