Prince George's County Public Schools
Law, Education & Public Service

Academy Overview  
The Academy of Law, Education, and Public Service provides students with a rigorous academic environment and a personalized educational experience that will lead to future academic study in law, education, public safety or government.

The goal is to integrate practical experience with quality academic courses to aid students in the development of pre-college and career skills that will foster higher order thinking skills, integrity, and ethics. Students gain insight in the various careers within the law, education and public service sectors.

Programs of Study  
The Academy of Law, Education, and Public Service features the following four programs of study:

Teacher Academy 

The Teacher Academy program prepares students for further education and careers in the education profession. Students are expected to identify the current, historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of American education, including trends and issues; demonstrate an understanding that knowledge of a learner’s physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural development is the basis of effective teaching; explore learning theories as antecedents to current educational practice; identify research-based practices in teaching and evaluate their appropriateness for various educational situations.

Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Psychology, Art, Financial Literacy, Psychology, Sociolog

Child Growth and Development 

A student enrolled in this program will learn about the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth and development of the child from birth to adolescence. Practical experiences in working with children are provided through participation in the school’s preschool laboratory as well as community school sites. Courses in this program may earn college credit through Prince George’s County Community College.

Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Psychology, Art, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Psychology, and Sociology


human resource

Possible Certifications

  • Praxis I
  • Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician B
  • Fire Fighter 1/2
  • Rescue Technician
  • Confined Space
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • CPR

Possible Majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Forensics
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Psychology

Possible Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Civil Servant
  • Lobbyist
  • Politician
  • Social Worker
  • School Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Child Care Provider
  • Para Professional Educator
  • Fire Fighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Management

Contact Information: 
Rhonda Taylor, Supervisor
College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs 
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748    
Phone:  (301) 669-6012  
Fax:  (301) 669-6090  

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