School of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
We graduate teacher candidates who are excited to open doors to new worlds for young learners.
Preparing the Next Generation of Educators
The Department of Teaching and Learning continues our historic legacy of preparing future teachers to make a difference in the lives of students in Baltimore and beyond. When Coppin was founded in 1900, it had one program designed to prepare African-American elementary school teachers.
In 1950, when Coppin joined the Maryland higher education system (now called University System of Maryland, USM) we became Coppin Teachers College. Still later, our name changed again, this time to Coppin State Teachers College. Teaching is in the fabric of who we are as a University and a department; it colors everything we do and our dedication to our students.
We set rigorous standards for our undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education, which are reflected in each program’s accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and approval from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).
We stay committed to graduating teacher candidates who seek to be positive change agents in the lives of the students they serve. To align with MSDE’s redesign of Teacher Education, we equip our students to be data-driven decision makers and competent professionals with strong:
Hands-on professional experience and
Pedagogical and theoretical knowledge.
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Human Development
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Our teaching legacy has built a firm foundation for us to welcome renowned faculty to our department. With celebrated skills and expertise, professors guide each of our teacher candidates through program requirements, serving as mentors, advocates, and change agents themselves.