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 a 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 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, and TESOL/Bilingual Education. Please refer to the following pages for further information regarding the various programs offered through the Department of Education.


Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Certification Program(s)

Graduate Teacher Certification Program

Bachelor of Science Degree

Masters of Arts in Education (MAE)

Designed for certified elementary, middle, or high school teachers, the program is ideal for those who want to become leaders in their content area.

MAE content area focus are the following: Mathematics Education, Science Education, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Post Baccalaureate Certificate



updated 2022 June 28