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.
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