Online Maryland Teacher Certification Programs

Online teacher certification programs offered by some schools in Maryland allow you to pursue certification coursework at your own pace. Learn more about the structure of these programs and their admission requirements and the Maryland teacher certification requirements. Schools offering Early Childhood Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Online Teacher Certification Programs in Maryland

A few schools offer online teacher certification programs designed for students and working professionals who want to pursue a teaching career in Maryland. The motive of these programs can be different: some are designed for those who seek certification in specific grade levels like secondary education, some to prepare candidates with non-teaching degrees for the certification, while some of the programs might also include coursework needed for re-certification.

The name of these programs would also be unique like Master of Arts in Teaching, Accelerated Certification in Teaching, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and so on. Nevertheless, all of them, except Associate of Arts in Teaching, are graduate-level programs. The Associate of Arts in Teaching program can be transferred to bachelor's programs and also offers a pathway to teaching certification for those with a degree who need a career change.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree, Educator preparation program
Exams Required Praxis Core/ ACT/ SAT/GRE
Praxis Subject Assessment Test/ ACTFL
Mean Salary (2018)* $67,170 (Kindergarten), $71,060 (Elementary), $69,710 (Middle School), $72,610 (Secondary)
Estimated Job Growth (2018-2028, nationwide)* 3% (kindergarten and Elementary), 3% (Middle school), 4% (High school)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (B.L.S.)

Online Maryland Teacher Certification Programs Structure

These programs offer a flexible study schedule since many offer online options. Applicants need to keep in mind that these programs might not be fully online; only some part of the course work might be offered online and programs that offer all courses online might still require you to be present on-site on some occasions. These programs might also include an internship in which you have to teach school students face-to-face for a specific time period. These programs offer diverse certification areas to choose from such as early childhood education, elementary education, world language, and music. For the secondary education certification area, you have to choose a specific subject such as math, science, or social science in which you want certification.

Online Maryland Teacher Certification Programs Admission

Before you apply to these programs, you must complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited school. The programs might also specify a minimum GPA requirement for admission. In some cases, you will also have to submit Praxis test scores. You might have to submit official transcripts of all your undergraduate and graduate programs, letters of recommendation and in some school, an essay.

Maryland Teacher Certification Requirements

Candidates who want to pursue a teaching career in Maryland are expected to have the educational qualifications and passing scores in some state-approved tests. Once you qualify for the certification, you will have to apply for the certification by submitting documents like official transcripts, test score scripts, application form, and cover letter.

  • The educational requirement includes a bachelor's degree and a teacher preparation program. Your educational qualification should be in the subject area for which you seek certification.
  • The test requirements include any of the Basic Skills Assessment Tests such as the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, SAT, GRE, or ACT. In addition, you will have to take the appropriate Praxis Subject Assessment test based on the grade level and/or subject in which you seek certification; if you are seeking certification in foreign languages you can take the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) test instead.

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