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Department Overview

UMBC’s Education Department offers students undergraduate and graduate programs of study leading to teacher certification recognized in Maryland and 30 other states. 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). The Department of Education is committed to providing students with experiences in diverse settings. These are provided through Professional Development Schools and other partnership arrangements with schools in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Teaching is a complex and dynamic process requiring a creative synthesis of knowledge and a respect for learners and learning. Mastery of this process demands the development of a broad intellectual perspective on academic, policy and pedagogical issues coupled with extensive and diverse experience in the classroom. The members of the faculty are committed to developing future educators by sharing their extensive backgrounds and experiences in the field of education policy and practice and in major content disciplines.

The UMBC Department of Education offers programs at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, ESOL/Bilingual Education, and Training Systems. Please refer to the following pages for further information regarding the various programs offered through the Department of Education.

Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education

Graduate Teacher Certification Program

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
ESOL / Bilingual

Advanced Graduate Teacher Education
Mathematics Education
Science Education
STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics )

Instructional Systems Development (ISD)
ESOL / Bilingual
ISD Training and Development

Language, Literacy, & Culture Doctoral Program (LLC)