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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.


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