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Education Program at MC

If you want to become a teacher—whether for infants/toddlers, preschool, high school, or anywhere in between— we are here to help you reach your goals. For those interested in early childhood programs, we offer courses that meet the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care requirements, courses that lead to the national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, the 1 Year Early Childhood Certificate, and an associate of applied science degree accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Students just beginning coursework toward teacher certification in Maryland will want to review our associate of arts in teaching programs, available in early childhood, elementary education, and secondary education in a variety of fields. These degrees provide a clear transfer pathway to the education programs at any college or university in Maryland, and many schools across the USnew window.

If you already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in teacher certification at the secondary level in a high-need area such as mathematics, check out the Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers Program. The School of Education also offers a variety of courses that apply toward Maryland certification (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) via transcript evaluation.

Education Degrees and Certificate

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information. 

Associate of Applied Science
Associate of Arts in Teaching  

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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