M.A. Online


University of Maryland Global Campus

12 months
659 USD/credit 19770 USD/year
659 USD/credit 19770 USD/year
504 USD/credit 15120 USD/year
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Start your career off right with a flexible Teaching master's degree that prepares you for Maryland certification and classroom success at University of Maryland University College.


Focus is on producing teacher candidates who can demonstrate research-based and practice validated strategies for teaching and learning, teach subject matter to a diverse student body, analyze their practice for effectiveness in promoting student learning and integrate technology to promote personal and student growth.

Students must pass the university required content assessment prior to the student teaching internship and register for the Praxis II pedagogy exam prior to graduation. Students must provide evidence of passing the university required content assessment and registering for the Praxis II pedagogy exam. Additionally, students must successfully complete a performance-based teaching portfolio and action research project.

Field Experience and Student Teaching Internship

The Teaching Program at University of Maryland University College is a clinically based teacher preparation program. Every course in the MAT program includes required field experience components in which students develop and practice their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for working effectively with diverse learners. Students in the MAT program may work with secondary students in a variety of settings, including conventional and distance-learning classrooms; urban, suburban, and rural schools; and learning communities that offer cultural, ethnic, language, and socioeconomic diversity. The program requires students to complete and document field experiences in diverse settings.

Each student is responsible for following the required procedures for arranging field experiences and classroom observations within the school district of his or her choice. While UMUC is able to provide support and assistance in securing field placements, the university cannot guarantee that all school districts will grant MAT students permission to enter the classroom. Also, states and local school districts have varying regulations and policies regarding field experiences and student teaching. Students are advised to remain informed about the student teaching requirements for their state and locality and the Department of Defense.

Career Path

  • Secondary school teacher, licensed in the state of Maryland

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Teaching for Learning 
  • Adolescent Development and Learning Needs 
  • Reading and Multiple Literacies 
  • Subject Methods and Assessment

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must provide an official transcript(s) in its original sealed envelope(s) demonstrating all of the following:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of a major in the content area for which certification will be sought (alternatively, and subject to UMUC approval, you can complete 30 credits in content-related courses)
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in content area coursework

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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