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Geographic Education Certificate

Child studying a globe

If you're a teacher seeking exposure to geographic concepts and methodology to meet certification requirements in Montgomery County and Maryland, or if you want to become a geography teacher, this certificate program is for you. Coursework in this curriculum involves fieldwork, use of computer technology, mapping exercises, and extensive reading. 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Use various geographic concepts and methodologies that will condition them for advanced degrees in geography.
  • Read, interpret, and analyze maps.
  • Conduct research and present.
  • Teach geography in the K-12 curriculum more effectively.
  • Use basic geographic information systems (GIS) software designed for grades K-12.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


Career possibilities include teaching in grades K-12 with a focus on cultural and physical geography. 


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