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Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Details

University of Maryland - University College offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching. Students of this program will learn the latest strategies and practices within teaching secondary education. Typically, students pursue a Maryland teaching certification, but may also be able to pursue the certification in other states.


This program requires a full-time, 18-week teaching internship on-site at an approved secondary school.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a major in the content area for which certification will be sought
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in content area coursework
  • Official transcript analysis of previous coursework
  • Qualifying composite score on the Praxis CORE Assessment test, the Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


UMUC currently does not admit students residing in Kentucky into UMUC's Master of Arts in Teaching program unless approved on a case-by-case basis. UMUC students residing in Kentucky would not be permitted to complete the program's field and clinical requirements in Kentucky public or nonpublic schools.
This program is designed to help prepare students to obtain initial certification as a teacher in Maryland in the field of secondary education in a specific subject area. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.