Undergraduate Programs - BS and BA
||Foreign Language Education: Spanish/French/Russian/German
||Science Education: Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Geology
|Social Studies Education: Geography/History/Government ||
Program planning sheets for each area are available for downloading through the Office of Student Services.
Elementary Education Program Update
The EDCI Elementary Education Program is structured so as to
fulfill the Maryland State Department of Education’s requirement of a
minimum of 100 fulltime internship days during their senior yearlong internship
in Professional Development School settings. The senior yearlong internship
begins at beginning of Fall semester and ends at the end of the spring semester,
only. Students must take and pass Praxis II before their student teaching semester.
Secondary Education Program Update
Secondary Education teacher preparation programs in the College
of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) require
students to complete a double major (subject matter major and education) with
a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
In order to achieve admission to teacher preparation programs,
students must earn a passing score on Praxis I, write a comprehensive professional
statement, and obtain strong letters of recommendation to support their application.
Upon admission, students devote much of their junior year in their programs
completing their subject matter major and taking coursework in professional
education. In their senior yearlong internship in Professional Development Schools
(PDS) settings, students must complete a minimum of 100 fulltime internship
days across field placements in the fall semester and student teaching in the
spring semester. To ensure meeting the 100 fulltime internship day minimum requirement,
students will begin their student teaching experience in the second week of
January. Finally, students must pass Praxis II during the fall semester of their
senior internship before being permitted to student teach in the spring semester.
When students complete all program requirements, the College of
Education will recommend them for teaching licensure by the Maryland State Department
of Education (MSDE).
How can I become certified?
- You can apply to an undergraduate degree program
offered here at the University of Maryland at College Park.
- You can apply to one of the Master's degree
programs that lead to certification.
- Or, you can contact the Maryland State Department of Education:
- Or call toll-free 1-888-246-0016 to schedule an appointment with
a certification specialist.
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