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Professional Development

HCPSS Graduate and Continuing Education Cohort Programs

The Graduate and Continuing Education Program works to provide staff with opportunities for professional growth related to practices grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion that support instruction, career advancement and leadership across the organization. Some programs reflect reduced tuition and fees, as well as district upfront payment of contractually defined reimbursement rate, eliminating out-of-pocket expenses. Course offerings include online, hybrid and face-to-face learning options.

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Continuing Professional Development

The Office of Teacher and Paraprofessional Development systemically coordinates high-quality professional learning experiences through the MSDE Continuing Professional Development Program. These MSDE approved courses may be used to satisfy staff recertification requirements. Online registration for CPD courses is available through the Frontline Professional Growth Activities Management System which is accessible through the HCPSS Staff Hub.

HCPSS Employees

Course Selections, Details & Registration

Spring 2024 CPD course registration will open Decembeer 2023. The course catalog will be available online.

Note: Teachers-on-leave and subs do not register in Frontline.

Staff now will register via the Frontline Professional Growth Management System. For support accessing and using Frontline for registering or dropping courses, current staff may join the Frontline Professional Growth Activities Management Canvas Community and review the Homepage and User Resources. School-based staff should reach out to their Teacher Development Liaison for support as needed.

Questions about the CPD Program should be emailed to Lorraine Hendrix.

Once registration is completed, submit payment. Course fees are due prior to the commencement of the first class. Course credit will not be awarded if payment is not received. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses can now be paid for by credit/debit card using the Online School Payments system or payroll deduction. To purchase courses via credit/debit card, refer to the OSP User Guide for directions. A processing fee applies. Checks will no longer be accepted.

Non-HCPSS Employees (Including Substitutes and Teachers-On-Leave)

Spring 2024 CPD registration for non-employees is open the week of December 18, 2023. The course catalog is available.

To request registration in the Howard County Public School System’s Spring 2024 courses, complete the NON-HCPSS EMPLOYEE CPD REGISTRATION.

Once registered, you must pay the course fee. All non-employees pay $80 per credit hour for CPD courses. Course fees are due PRIOR to the commencement of the first class. Course credit will not be awarded if the course fee is not received.

Prior to the start of the course, your instructor will contact you and provide a link to the course. Questions about enrolling in or dropping CPD courses should be directed to Lorraine Hendrix via email (