Graduate Programs Leading to Teacher Certification
The Department also supports Master's programs for candidates who have bachelor degrees in fields other than education and wish to become certified to teach.The M.Ed. with teacher certification option is intended for college graduates with majors in appropriate disciplines who seek to coordinate studies leading to initial teaching certification with studies leading to the M.Ed. degree. Available program options include:
Creative Initiative for Teacher Educators (CITE). A collaborative effort between Montgomery County Public Schools and University of Maryland at College Park. It is a graduate program with successful completion resulting in a master’s in education (M.Ed.) degree and eligibility for a teaching certificate in elementary education. The length of the program is two consecutive years consisting of two summers and four semesters. During the academic years, interns serve as full-time instructional assistants in a Montgomery County elementary school and attend classes in the later afternoon and early evening. http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/info/CITE.html
The Five-Year Integrated Master’s with Certification Program in Secondary Education. This program is intended for University of Maryland undergraduate students majoring in Art, English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies, who begin as double majors in their content area and secondary education. This is a competitive program designed for students who want to become certified to teach at the secondary level (grades 7-12) and who want to earn a master’s in education. The program combines the undergraduate major with a block of education courses. This program allows academically talented undergraduates (GPA of 3.0 or higher) to complete 12 credits in education during their junior/senior years, gain early admission to the MCERT program, include the education credits already earned, and to gain certification in the subject field along with the Master’s of Education degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
The Maryland Master of Education with Certification Program (MCERT) for Elementary or Secondary Education is an alternative teacher education program designed for highly educated and capable persons who have completed baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic fields. Secondary Education applicants may be required to take extra courses to bolster their academic content in some concentration in order to meet State requirements. The programs support four themes from national and local reform agendas: (1) Inquiry and reflection; (2) Teaching for understanding; (3) Teaching for diversity; (4) Building democratic learning communities. http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/MCERT/
Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages. The Master’s of Education degree in TESOL with Maryland K-12 ESOL Certification is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in any subject matter, and wish to become certified as teachers of English to speakers of other languages for elementary, middle and high school students in Maryland. This degree consists of 42 credits (36 hours of coursework and 6 hours of field experience).
Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development. The mission of the Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development is to set a national and international standard of excellence for Chinese language teacher preparation, certification, and further development.