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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

18 months
628 USD/credit 16328 USD/year
628 USD/credit 16328 USD/year
332 USD/credit 8632 USD/year
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Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a 39 semester-hour (13, 3-credit courses) professional degree program designed to prepare students for initial teacher certification. It is an alternative collaborative degree program offered by Salisbury University (SU) and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).


Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore has the following objectives:

  • Application of research and inquiry for the improvement of classroom instruction
  • Understanding of learners’ physical, cognitive and emotional development and the implications for learning and instruction
  • Knowledge of the social contexts in which education occurs 
  • Demonstrating skills and knowledge necessary to teach learners with special needs and diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Organizing and managing a classroom on the basis of research, best practice, expert opinion, personal attributes, and student learning needs

Students at Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore will:

  • Develop skills in pedagogical analysis including the identification of problems confronting classroom teachers, formulation of solutions for resolution of problems, implementation of solutions, and examination of the effect of classroom interventions on student learning
  • Develop an appropriate and usable repertoire of teaching strategies and techniques
  • Be using technology, including computers and media, for classroom and professional needs
  • Possess the Knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate reading, writing and thinking in content area instruction
  • Demonstrate the skills and abilities essential to instructional leadership

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education in a Diverse and Democratic Society 
  • Instruction and Assessment for Student Learning 
  • Technology in Education
  • Educational Research 
  • The Inclusive Classroom 
  • Reading in the Content Areas 
  • Classroom Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the UMES application, including a personal statement of purpose
  • Have a baccalaureate degree in a Maryland certifiable teaching content area including adequate and current content area coursework in the intended certification area
  • Possess an undergraduate grade-point average of a least 3.0 in the last half of their undergraduate program, or possess a prior master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all higher institutions attended
  • Submit three letters of professional recommendation that address: their personal qualities (e.g., character and academic abilities, problem solving, conceptual thinking, and the writing and speaking skills needed to support a rigorous graduate program; and that they possess the personal determination and commitment needed to complete this program)
  • Submit scores from the appropriate Praxis Content Test. 
  • Interview
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 628 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    16328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 628 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    8632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 332 USD per credit during 18 months.

Tuition fees for part-time option.

Living costs for Maryland City

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.


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