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Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Details

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers the online Master of Arts in Teaching. Students will learn the latest teaching strategies and gain the experience needed to enter the field of secondary education with confidence. Develop skills in teaching diverse student bodies, integrating technology into the classroom, and responding to varying learning styles in a wide range of secondary school environments.

This program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who want to earn Maryland teaching certification in secondary education in subject areas including earth/space science, physics, English, mathematics, history, social studies, chemistry, biology, computer science, Spanish, French, German, or Mandarin Chinese.


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.