Office of Staffing
Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP)

For the 2017-2018 School Year

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) are seeking candidates who are interested in teaching Spanish, Secondary Math, and Secondary Science and who do not meet requirements for teacher certification.  These candidates may be eligible to participate in an alternative pathway toward certification through the BCPS/Goucher College partnership for Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program.

Benefits of the Program

  • Fall (2017) employment for those who meet eligibility requirements and are selected for a position and successfully complete course requirements during Summer 2017
  • Mentor support by a school based and college supervisor
  • Significantly reduced tuition for required coursework at the graduate level at Goucher College
  • Courses tailored to the needs of the participants
  • Courses are graduate level and will be accepted towards a Masters program at Goucher College
  • supportive cohort of like-minded professionals
  • Eligibility for a Standard Professional Certificate I (SPCI) upon successful completion of the MAAPP 2 year Program
  • The opportunity to make an immediate difference in the lives of children

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Qualifying scores on *Praxis I/Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) and *Praxis II/ACTFL in content knowledge

*Effective April 1, 2008, the following tests are accepted in lieu of Praxis I: 

  • SAT – prior to 4/95 composite score (math & verbal) of  1000
  • SAT  - after 4/95 composite score (math & verbal or math & critical reading) of 1100
  • ACT - composite score of 24
  • GRE -  prior to 9/11 composite score (quantitative & verbal) of 1000
  • GRE – after 9/11 composite score (quantitative & verbal) of 297

*Visit the Educational Testing Services website: for testing administration dates.


  • Submit BCPS Employment Application on line at - MD Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) Spanish, Secondary Math, Secondary Science
  • Submit final transcript(s)
  • Submit Praxis I/Core and Praxis II (see above). 
  • Following receipt of a complete application and references, interviews will be conducted with those who meet eligibility requirements
  • Selection of candidates will occur by May, 2017
  • Summer coursework will begin in June, 2017

APPLICATANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A SCREENING INTERVIEW UNLESS ALL DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED BY April 15, 2017.  After completing the on line application, submit a cover letter, final official transcripts and test scores (if you possess transcripts from outside the U.S. please provide a translated course by course evaluation)  to Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Staffing, 6901 Charles Street, E Building, Towson, MD 21204.

For more information contact:

Susan Stansbury –

*MAAPP program pending FY 18 funding.

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