University Partnerships

    Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions pertaining to University Partnerships.


    University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)


    QACPS & UMBC has partnered to offer a Master of Arts in Education Program with a Concentration in Elementary/Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. This program is designed to build STEM content knowledge and teacher leadership through cognate area and core education courses. 


    UMBC will also offer a fully online program in K-8 or Secondary Mathematics Masters of Art in Education for certified teachers. 

    Regional Training Program (RTC) and LaSalle University

    LaSalle University is offering graduate courses for professional development through the Regional Training Center (RTC) Program and a full Master in Education degree program on the Chesapeake College Wye Mills Campus. In Fall and Spring, weekend classes are offered to accommodate working teachers. During the summer, condensed, full-day courses are offered.

    QACPS has a direct-billing arrangement where we pay the allowable tuition benefit directly to RTC as long as the employee completes the course with a grade of “B” or better and is eligible for the course reimbursement benefit. The employee is responsible for any difference between the course cost and the reimbursement amount they are eligible for under the current year negotiated agreements.  Those employees seeking a Master's degree through RTC/LaSalle University Program may be eligible for a higher rate of reimbursement.
    Salisbury University
    QACPS and SU have a direct-billing agreement in place to help lessen the amount of out-of-pocket expenses for our full-time employees to take courses. QACPS will pay the reimbursable tuition amount (up to the maximum outlined in the negotiated agreements) directly to SU after successful completion of a course. To take advantage of the direct-billing option, register as normal with SU and be sure to submit your course reimbursement request on our HR website at least 2-3 weeks before the course starts so we can notify SU of your eligibility. 

    Salisbury University offers the following graduate programs: 

    • Master of Education, Reading Specialist (REED)
    • M.Ed. Leadership 
    • Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
    • Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.
    University of Phoenix
    The University of Phoenix offers online courses to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. The University has extended a 10% discount off tuition for all Queen Anne's County Board of Education employees. Full-time staff are eligible for the direct-billing agreement where QACPS will pay the tuition (up to the maximum eligible reimbursement amount per negotiated agreement) directly to University of Phoenix after successful completion of a course. This lessens the out-of-pocket expense for employees to take courses. To take advantage of the direct-billing option, let your advisor know upon registration that you are a QACPS employee. For more information please review the links below or visit http://www.phoenix.edu/qacps.
    Eastern Shore Higher Education Center

    The ESHEC located at the Chesapeake College Wye Mills Campus offers several other education programs at the undergraduate and graduate level such as:

    Early Childhood Education (PreK-Grade 3)

    Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

    Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

    Trades and Industry (Automotive, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Welding, Masonry, etc…)

    For more information visit http://www.chesapeake.edu/hec or contact Debby Urry, ESHEC Program Director, at durry@chesapeake.edu.