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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Certification

Offered by Education .

The Education Certification provides curriculum and advising for students interested in pursuing teaching at the early childhood, elementary, and secondary education levels. The Education Certification is completed in conjunction with a UMBC major.

Teacher Certification and Licensure

Education  offers initial teacher certification programs that meet the standards set by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and national accreditation agencies. Teacher certification programs are completed in conjunction with undergraduate majors and may require coursework in the major field beyond the major requirements. Teacher candidates at UMBC who complete a certification program and pass the tests and performance assessments outlined by MSDE are recommended to Maryland State Department of Education for licensure by the UMBC Education Department. More information about Maryland State Department of Education testing requirements is available at the following Maryland State Department of Education websites:

Maryland State Department of Education Basic Skills Assessment

Maryland State Department of Education Subject and Pedagogy Assessment

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Program Requirements

  • Students complete coursework requirements of the Education Certification in a minimum of 33 to 76 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the program
  • Completion of a UMBC major