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We teach the teachers

Are you considering a career in education? Are you currently teaching and need recertification courses? CCBC Online has courses, certificates and degrees that may fit your schedule and career goals.

At CCBC Online, our teacher education programs offer credentials for those interested in teaching early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students as well as those interested in childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our experienced faculty is ready to meet you wherever you are on your teacher education journey.

CCBC Online's teacher education online options will give you:
  • The convenience, flexibility and independence of online learning paired with valuable field experiences
  • Practical and rigorous online coursework that will prepare you for the students, classrooms and administration you will have after you graduate
  • The support and seamless transfer to Maryland four-year institutions
For certified teachers, CCBC Online is your source for recertification and professional development. Each fall, winter, spring and summer, CCBC Online offers courses in pedagogy, reading, assessment, methods, and special education.

Note: Each degree has a hands-on field experience. CCBC Online students are placed and supervised in a school or childcare setting for 45-60 hours during their last semester, making the degree blended. All other courses are offered fully online.

CCBC offers these teacher education degree and certification options.  All are in a blended format and can be completed in as little as two years.

Program Credential Delivery Method Time to Completion
Early Childhood Development
Associate of Applied Science
Blended 2 years
Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education Associate of Arts in Teaching
Blended 2 years
Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education Associate of Arts in Teaching Blended 2 years
Secondary Education: Associate of Arts in Teaching   
Blended 2 years
Teacher Education: Early Childhood Education Option               Associate of Arts
Blended 2 years
Teacher Education: Elementary Education Option Associate of Arts
Blended 2 years
Teacher Education: Health Education Option Associate of Arts
Blended 2 years
Teacher Education: Secondary Education Option Associate of Arts
Blended 2 years
Teacher Education: Special Education Option
Associate of Arts
Blended 2 years
Child Care Provider Continuing Education Certificate Fully online
12 to 20 weeks

CCBC also offers these programs on the three main CCBC campuses.  Choose the best option for you!

Teacher Education online classes

Ready to pursue or continue your career in education? Explore our online Teacher Education classes, including “Instruction of Reading” and “Methods of Secondary Teaching.”

View online Teacher Education classes »

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

CCBC is authorized to offer online classes to out-of-state students.

As a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is approved to offer online learning courses and programs to students in all NC-SARA states. This agreement allows students to have a wider variety of education offerings as well as improved resolution of student complaints. Please note that, currently, California is not an NC-SARA state, but CA students attending CCBC still can receive Title IV funds.

For a list of higher education contacts to resolve complaints per state, please use the U.S. Department of Education site. Choose the state that you are in, and then search for the Higher Education contact.