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The UMBC Education Department offers students undergraduate and graduate programs of study leading to teacher certification recognized in Maryland and many states across the nation. It also offers programs leading to a Master’s degree in teacher leadership with concentration in mathematics, science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). If you are interested in using your talents, skills, and knowledge in service to the greater good, love to learn, believe in the importance of public education, value the potential of children and young adults, and have a commitment to be an advocate for democracy and social justice, we hope you will consider becoming a teacher.

NCATE Accreditation

UMBC’s Education Department is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Mission

The mission of the UMBC Teacher Education Unit is to research teaching and learning and to develop educators who are caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, skilled, and responsive. We expect our graduates to respect diversity, to be leaders in their schools, and advocates for democracy and social justice.

NOYCE @ UMBC

Are you thinking about becoming certified in Secondary Math and Science? If so follow this link: www.umbc.edu/NOYCE and learn about the Robert Noyce Scholars Program.

A professor of practice in the education department and the director of UMBC’s TESOL professional training programs, Shin has emerged as a leading expert in teaching English to young learners…

OUTSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENT Erin McGuire – is completing her teacher preparation with distinction having achieved excellent evaluations for her teaching performance and strong grades for her academics. OUTSTANDING SECONDARY STUDENT Catherine Ramis – is very enthusiastic about learning more. She has a positive attitude and helps her mentor teacher whenever she can. She contributes to the entire instrumental music program at the school. OUTSTANDING ELEMENTARY STUDENT Katarina Lincalis – has shown excellence in her classes and in the field. As an intern she has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and disposition needed by effective and caring teachers. NITA BARBOUR AWARD Bonnie Bowen – exemplifies the spirit of Early Childhood Education as a musician who uses her guitar creatively with young children of all ages and a teacher who develops activities and lessons that engage and excite children. AUDREY JEWITT LIVING THE MISSION AWARD Matthew Stinchcomb – has consistently demonstrated the qualities expected of the department of Education’s students. His caring, thoughtful, and respectful disposition is evident in his class interactions and in his work with the students and teachers at his elementary school internship.

Congratulations to the EDUCATION DEPARTMENT students awarded with the UMBC Student Honors and Awards
Erin McGuire – is completing her teacher preparation with distinction having achieved excellent evaluations for her teaching performance and strong grades for her..