12 months
17870 USD/year
17870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Teaching (formerly known as BEST) at McDaniel College prepares future educators to be effective with today’s diverse and tech-savvy students.


The Master of Science in Teaching program at McDaniel College, formerly known as Better Educators for Students of Tomorrow (BEST), from McDaniel provides the coursework and experiences necessary for initial certification in elementary (Grades 1-6), secondary (Grades 7-12 including biology, chemistry, English, French, German, mathematics, physics, and social studies) or Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12 (art, music, physical education, French, German, and Spanish). 

Candidates who successfully complete the program earn Maryland initial teaching certification and a Master of Science degree.

Key Features of the M.S. in Teaching program include:

  • Nationally accredited program. Teaching certification gained through program is accepted by many PreK-12 employers across the U.S.  If you are interested in teaching in a state other than Maryland we suggest you contact that state’s department of education and/or local districts of interest to confirm that a Maryland certification is reciprocal. 
  • Full-time students can obtain a master's degree and initial teacher certification in approximately 2 ½  years.
  • Courses offered at times convenient for working adults.
  • Extensive classroom experience offers effective instructional strategies and behavioral management techniques.
  • Empowers teachers to become continuous life-long learners and reflective practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Linking Instruction and Assessment
  • Action Research: Qualitative Methodology
  • Action Research 
  • Learning Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for graduate study
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Satisfactory interview with program coordinator
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

To begin the program, candidates must:

  • Complete a criminal background record check through fingerprinting and disclosures
  • Complete a program plan developed in consultation with the Program Coordinator

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17870 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17870 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Westminster

1610 - 2727 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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