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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Teachers in Maryland must complete approved teacher preparation programs and obtain certification. If they wish to teach in specialized areas like special education or secondary education, they must also be certified in each area in which they wish to teach.

According to Salary.com, teachers in Maryland earn average yearly salaries that are higher than the national average, making teaching an attractive career. Maryland has many accredited colleges and universities where students can choose to earn their degrees. Listed below are a few of the schools and programs they offer.

  • 187 teaching programs in Maryland accredited by CAEP
  • 70 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 99 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Maryland

Maryland requires teachers to have a Bachelor's degree from a university of college that is accredited in Maryland. They must attend the MAP, which is an approved program for teacher preparation. Mandated state exams must also be passed.

Requirements to Teach in Maryland

The first is a basic skills test. A passing score on the Praxis Core meets the requirement. The Praxis Subject Assessment is the second exam requirement. The exam corresponds to the desired subject area and grade level for which a candidate seeks endorsement.

Minimum coursework in reading is also required. Pre-K through elementary grades complete 12 credit hours in reading. Middle to secondary grades complete six hours. Praxis Subject Assessments may exempt candidates from these requirements.

The Praxis Principles of Learning is a teaching skills test that is typically required. It aligns with the grade level to be taught. The American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language proficiency test is a requirement for those who will be teaching a foreign language.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

Every student who wants help with college costs can apply for financial aid. Maryland has an extensive selection of programs in the form of scholarships, grants, and other awards for those who want an education beyond high school. State financial assistance programs and applications include:

  • Need-based grants
  • Legislative scholarships
  • Career/occupation-based scholarships
  • Loan assistance repayment programs
  • Unique population

Some examples include the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant that provides post-secondary financial aid to currently enrolled high school seniors or students who obtained a GED and are under 26 years of age. The grant is meant to cover 100% of the financial need up to $19,100.

Delegate Scholarship -State delegates make awards. Some legislators ask the Office of Financial Assistance to make awards for them. The scholarships are need-based, as determined by the FAFSA. Current full- and part-time high school seniors seeking an undergraduate degree are eligible. The award is available for all majors.

Maryland residents who provide public service in nonprofit, local, or state government agencies in Maryland to underserved or low-income residents can apply for the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program. Teachers in any subject field or grade level, teaching in schools designated as Schools Identified for Improvement or Federal Title I are eligible.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Maryland universities differ regarding gaining residency. The state is considered to be of medium difficulty relative to other states. There are strict requirements about where students are allowed to live. Typically, students are forced to live in a dorm for the first year or so.

Those living in the dorm are not eligible for in-state residence. Most people earn state residency in their sophomore year or by taking a year-off entirely. Each university has different policies of their own. Maryland is an Academic Common Market member with limited regional agreements of reciprocity.

Although there are many restrictions, favorable college tuition rates are possible in nearby states. The degree sought is a significant factor. It is offered when a particular degree is not offered in the out-of-state institutions.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Maryland

Bowie State University
Bowie
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood/Special Education NAEYC
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in MAT Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Role 6 Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Masters in Special Education - Mild/Moderate CEC
Coppin State University
Baltimore
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood bacc NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education bacc ACEI
  • Masters in Special Education Grad CEC
  • Post Bachelors in The Preparation of Educational Leaders ELCC
Frostburg State University
Frostburg
CAEP
  • Masters in Administration & Supervision ELCC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary English – Undergraduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education CEC
Hood College
Frederick
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Dual Certificate Program in Elementary & Special Education 1-8 ACEI
  • Bachelors in Dual Certificate Program in Elementary & Special Education 1-8 CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Dual Certificate Program in Elementary & Special Education 1-8 ACEI
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education P-3 NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Administration--Building Level ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education Disciplines English 7-12 NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education Disciplines History 7-12 NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Education Disciplines History 7-12 NCSS
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore
CAEP
  • Masters in Administration & Supervision ELCC
  • Masters in Education Technology ISTE
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education Masters ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in English Post Baccalaureate NCTE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in Science Masters NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Undergraduate NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies Post Baccalaureate NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education CEC
McDaniel College
Westminster
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Masters in Elementary ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary (new standards) ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Masters in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Masters in School Library Media ALA
  • Bachelors in Science NSTA
  • Masters in Science NSTA
  • Masters in Special Education CEC
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Elementary Education and Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Reading, Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading ILA
  • Masters in Reading, M.Ed. ILA
  • Masters in Secondary English Education (7-12) MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary English Education (7-12) undergrad NCTE
  • Masters in Technology Facilitation ISTE
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore
CAEP
  • Masters in Administration Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Post Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in English Education (MAT) NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English Post Baccalaureate NCTE
  • Bachelors in English Undergraduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Masters in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Post Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Masters in Library Media ALA
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Masters in Science Education NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics (Baccalaureate) NCTM
  • Masters in Secondary Mathematics (MAT) NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics (Post-Baccalaureate) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education Elementary/Secondary Baccalaureate CEC
  • Masters in Special Education Elementary/Secondary Master's CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education Elementary/Secondary Post-Baccalaureate CEC
  • Masters in TESOL TESOL
Salisbury University
Salisbury
CAEP
  • Bachelors in E.S.O.L TESOL
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership, Building ELCC
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Masters in M.A.T Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in M.A.T. English Language Arts NCTE
  • Masters in M.A.T. Health AAHE
  • Masters in M.A.T. Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in M.A.T. Secondary Science NSTA
  • Masters in M.A.T. Social Studies Ed NCSS
  • Masters in MA TESOL TESOL
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Ed NCSS
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
CAEP
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Ed CEC
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Master of Science in Education – Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in Master of Science in Special Education – Mild and Moderate Disabilities, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary CEC
  • Masters in Master of Science in Special Education – Severe Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in Masters of Arts in Teaching – Social Studies Education, Grades 7-12 NCSS
  • Masters in School Administration and Supervision ELCC
  • Masters in Science NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary English Education NCTE
  • Masters in Technology Leadership ISTE
Towson University
Towson
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education MAT NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education MAT ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Masters in English Education-MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Masters in Foreign Language MAT ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Masters in Human Resource Development- Educational Leadership Track: School Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Mathematics MAT NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in School Library Media ALA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Masters in Science Ed MAT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies MAT NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education - EESE CEC
  • Masters in Special Education - MEd CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education Single Certification CEC
  • Masters in Special Education, MAT CEC
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore
CAEP
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education MAT NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Undergraduate NAEYC
  • Masters in Elementary Education MAT ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education Undergraduate ACEI
  • Masters in English Secondary MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in English Secondary Undergraduate NCTE
  • Masters in Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) MAT ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) Undergraduate ACTFL
  • Masters in Math Secondary MAT NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Secondary Undergraduate NCTM
  • Masters in Science Secondary (Biology, Earth Space, Chemistry, Physics) MAT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Secondary (Biology, Earth Space, Chemistry, Physics) Undergraduate NSTA
  • Masters in Social Studies Secondary MAT NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Secondary Undergraduate NCSS
  • Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL
University of Maryland College Park
College Park
CAEP
  • Masters in Adolescence Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education CITE ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education MCERT ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary/Middle Special Education Masters CEC
  • Masters in English Education MCERT NCTE
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Masters in ESL TESOL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Masters in Foreign Language MCERT ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Mathematics Education MCERT NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle School AMLE
  • Masters in Middle School MCERT AMLE
  • Masters in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Role 6 Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in School Library Media ALA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education Baccalaureate NSTA
  • Masters in Science Education MCERT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies MCERT NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education Elementary CEC
University of Maryland University College
Adelphi
CAEP
  • Masters in Master of Education in Instructional Technology ISTE

There are multiple colleges and universities in Maryland offering certification programs in the following areas: art, biological sciences, chemistry, dance, English, French, history, mathematics, Russian, social studies and Spanish. These programs are for teaching students who are taking a major in the subject as well as other education courses.

Coppin State University offers an 18-credit hour school administration certification aimed at individuals who are already teaching and interested in certification as administrators. This program includes courses and an internship. Several teaching graduate certificates are offered through Johns Hopkins University.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees and Majors

There are over five different universities offering 4-year Bachelor’s in Education degree programs in Maryland. Majors vary at each university, but there are specializations in elementary education, early childhood and special education, secondary education, elementary dance education and sport management, among others. A student in an elementary education program might take courses in instructional technology for the classroom, early childhood, human growth and development, methods of teaching reading, methods of teaching mathematics and methods of teaching science as well as general education courses.

The difference between an elementary education program and a secondary education program, for example, is in the courses. An elementary school teacher can teach students in all subjects whereas a secondary education teacher must generally teach one specific subject. Therefore, secondary or middle school programs offer students areas of concentration like science, math, English or social studies, among others.

They take many of the same courses as an elementary education student but with more emphasis on a specific area of interest. In all bachelor degree teaching programs, students must perform a specified amount of hours of student teaching, mentoring or internships. Goucher College has a 4+1 accelerated degree program that allows students in a Bachelor of Arts program to earn this degree as well as a Master in Education or Master of Arts in Teaching degree in five years.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Maryland

Master degree teaching programs are for individuals who hold bachelor degrees. Those who have non-teaching baccalaureate degrees can become teachers by earning a teaching master degree, typically a one to two-year program beyond the bachelor’s degree. Individuals who are already teachers with a bachelor degree may pursue a master’s degree to obtain additional certifications in more areas and to increase their earning potentials. Students in master degree programs complete coursework and are often required to complete a thesis and pass an oral and comprehensive exam.

Because master degree programs are often taken by experienced teachers, internships or student teaching experiences are not generally required as they are in bachelor degree programs. This fact allows many colleges to offer master degree programs online. Master degree teaching programs are available at Bowie State University. BSU offers a Master of Teaching program as well as Master of Education programs with concentrations in reading, elementary education, secondary education and special education. Coppin State University offers master degrees in adult and continuing education; contemporary educational leadership; special education; teaching; and curriculum and instruction.

Online Teaching Degrees in Maryland

Johns Hopkins University offers online master degree programs in, education with a technology for educators concentration, leadership in technology integration, and education with a concentration in educational studies, as well as several programs dealing with teaching in the health profession. The University of Maryland University College also offers online master degree programs.