Teacher Education

The degree programs in Teacher Education prepare students to enter the teaching profession.

The programs have been developed to meet the specific transfer and career goals of all students, whether students are just beginning a degree, currently working in the education field, or hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking certification in the State of Maryland. Pre-professional program courses combined with general education offerings and field experiences equip students with both experience and credentials upon graduation.

The Teacher Education Program offers the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree that provides a guaranteed path for students seeking a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public, independent, and most private institutions in the teacher education major.

The Teacher Education Program also offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits, and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development. The A.A.S. degree prepares students for immediate employment in early childhood settings with opportunities to direct and work in licensed child care programs, Head Start and other early learning environments.

The pathway to teacher certification for career changers provides access to courses required to enter the teaching profession in secondary education or special education. It is designed for people who hold a bachelor's degree and seek Maryland State Department teaching certification in order to be licensed to teach in a Maryland public school.


Programs

Associate of Arts

Early childhood education

This degree option is provided for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits. Early Childhood Education in Maryland includes pre-K – grade 3. Learn more »

Elementary education

This degree option is provided for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits. Elementary Education in Maryland includes grades 1-6. Learn more »

Secondary education

This degree option is provided for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits. Elementary Education in Maryland includes grades 7-12. Learn more »

Special education

This degree option is provided for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits.

Generic Special Education-Early Childhood, in Maryland, includes birth-grades 3.
Generic Special Education-Elementary, in Maryland, includes grades 1-8.
Generic Special Education-Secondary, in Maryland, includes grades 6-adult.

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Associate of Applied Science

Early childhood development

The A.A.S. degree prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the child care field. A.A.S. degree holders may pursue careers as program directors, senior staff teachers and assistants for quality child care centers and preschools. Learn more »


Associate of Arts in Teaching

Early childhood education/early childhood special education

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in the early childhood teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »

Elementary education/elementary special education

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in elementary teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »

Secondary education chemistry

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in the secondary chemistry teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »

Secondary education mathematics

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in the secondary mathematics teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »

Secondary education physics

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in the secondary physics teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »

Secondary education Spanish

The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in the secondary Spanish teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Learn more »


Other

Pathway to teaching for career changers with baccalaureate degree

The pathway to teacher certification for career changers is designed for people who hold a bachelor's degree and seek certification in order to be licensed to teach in a Maryland Public School. People pursuing this pathway should submit their official transcripts to MSDE for review and meet with a CCBC Teacher Education coordinator before registering for classes. Learn more »