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:  

  • Academic background,

  • Hands-on professional experience and 

  • Pedagogical and theoretical knowledge. 

Our Programs

Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Human Development


Elementary Education


Special Education




Special Education Track I


Early Childhood Child Care, Human Development Track

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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. 

Chair and Associate Professor


Chairperson and Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor


Administrative Assistant II


Assistant Professor


Associate Professor


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The Department of Teaching and Learning lives within the School of Education in the College of Art & Sciences, and Education.