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Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)

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Offered at St. Michaels Middle/High School

The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) is a Career and Technology Education (CTE) instructional program that aligns with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the Maryland Essential Dimensions of Teaching. The program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession.

Course Sequence: Human Growth & Development through Adolescence, Teaching as a Profession, Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Academy Internship Successful students may obtain a ParaPro certification through the Educational Testing Service assessment.

Successful students may also obtain college credits through Towson University, Stevenson University, Coppin State University, Salisbury University, Morgan State University and Chesapeake College.

Teacher Academy Course Sequence

Course 1Course 2Course 3Course 4
Human Growth & Development through AdolescenceTeaching as a ProfessionFoundations of Curriculum and InstructionEducation Academy Internship

Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Responder

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Offered at the Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

This program prepares students for participation in the Volunteer Fire Companies and/or to pursue a career as an Emergency Services Provider. Students are trained in fire fighting and emergency medical technology. Prerequisite: 12th grade status.

Successful students may obtain certification in Emergency Medical Responder, Fire Fighter I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Rescue Technician-Site Operations and Rescue Technician-Vehicle and Machinery Extrication. Students may also receive Articulated College Credit from the following colleges: Anne Arundel Community College, Cecil College, College of Southern Maryland, Frederick Community College, Prince George’s Community College and University College.

Firefighter & Emergency Medical Responder Course Sequence

Course 1Course 2Course 3Course 4Course 5
Firefighter IEmergency Medical CareHazardous Materials OperationsTruck Company Fireground OperationsRescue Technician Site Operations and Vehicle Technician Extrication


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Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, and service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. The curriculum focus is reflected in the mission to motivate young people to be better citizens. Satisfactory completion of the program at the secondary level gives students the life and career skills to significantly contribute to success in careers in government, private industry entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations. It can also lead to advanced placement credit in the Senior ROTC program at an accredited college or university, or advanced rank in the armed forces. 

NJROTC students may take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) as early as grade 10 and based on the results, work with their NJROTC instructor and school counselor to develop an academic and career plan. NJROTC students with an interest in serving in the armed forces after high school must take the ASVAB again in 11th or 12th grade. That score can be used to identify a military occupational specialty. 

NJROTC Course Sequence

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Naval Science 1 (NS1) Naval Science 2 (NS2) Naval Science 3 (NS3) Naval Science 4 (NS4)