Teaching: 10-Month MAT/GEI

MA

The Master of Arts in Teaching/Graduate Education Internship program is a full-time initial certification program that allows you to earn your master’s degree and teaching certification in 10 months.

Program Locations

Maryland Certifications

  • Art (PreK-12)
  • Music (PreK-12)
  • World Languages (PreK-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Special Education (1-8 or 6-Adult)
  • Secondary Education (7-12) in the following content areas:
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • English
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Theatre

To satisfy state certification requirements, candidates must successfully complete the coursework, internship, ePortfolio and Praxis II exams in the area of certification.

Dual Certifications

Unlike many other teacher preparation programs, most of our program completers are certified in two areas.

Dual or multiple certifications also increase the marketability of our graduates, furthering opportunities for meaningful employment.

Types of Dual Certifications Available

  • Art/Music/World Languages and Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  • Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Elementary Education and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Secondary Education and Special Education
  • Secondary Education and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Secondary Education

Core Courses for All Certification Areas

EDU 519 - Human Development and Learning (3)
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Research (3)
SPE 526 - Special Education for the Classroom Teacher (3)

Required Courses

EDU 580 - Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas I (3)
EDU 551 - Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II (3)
EDU 544 - Educational Assessment (3)

Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (select one)

EDU 530 - Art, PreK-12 (3)
EDU 531 - English (3)
EDU 532 - Foreign Language (3)
EDU 533 - Mathematics (3)
EDU 537 - Science (3)
EDU 539 - Social Studies (3)

Internship Requirements (select one)

EDU 601 - Internship: Student Teaching in Secondary School (6) OR
EDU 605 - Internship: Student Teaching in Art, PreK-12 (6)

Elementary Education

Core Courses for All Certification Areas

EDU 519 - Human Development and Learning (3)
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Research (3)
SPE 526 - Special Education for the Classroom Teacher (3)

Required Courses

EDU 509 - Processes and Acquisition of Reading (3)
EDU 510 - Elementary Reading Materials (3)
EDU 511 - Elementary Reading Assessment (3)
EDU 542 - Instruction in Reading (3)
EDU 592 - Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)

Internship Requirements

EDU 602 - Internship: Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)

Dual Certification with Early Childhood

EDU 515 - Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDU 603 - Internship: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (3) Taken concurrently with EDU 602

English to Speakers of Other Languages

Core Courses for All Certification Areas

EDU 519 - Human Development and Learning (3)
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Research (3)
SPE 526 - Special Education for the Classroom Teacher (3)

Required Courses

EDU 508 - Issues in TESOL (3)
EDU 546 - Methods and Materials for Second Language Teaching (3)
EDU 545 - Principles of Linguistics (3)
EDU 547 - Assessing Second Language Acquisition (3)

Internship Requirements

EDU 611 - Internship: Student Teaching in ESOL (3) Taken concurrently with EDU 601 or EDU 602

Special Education with Elementary or Secondary Education

SPE 543/544 - Assessment of Special Needs Populations (3)
SPE 546 - Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs (3)*
SPE 570 - Individualizing the Curriculum (Elementary) (3) Or
SPE 571 - Vocational Skills in Special Education Methods (Secondary) (3)
SPE 576 - Communication Skills for the School-Based Professional (3)
SPE 601 - Internship: Student Teaching in Special Education (3) Taken concurrently with EDU 601 or EDU 602

Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Use the knowledge of students to inform their teaching practice.
  2. Plan assessments to monitor and support student learning.
  3. Demonstrate skill in checking for student understanding and using feedback to assess.
  4. Utilize formative and summative assessments to inform their instructional practice.
  5. Deepen student learning by providing scaffolded opportunities for higher level, deeper learning.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Pass all national testing requirements, as applicable, achieving a 100% pass rate for NDMU.
  2. Enhance career and professional development opportunities for employment pathways in the profession, e.g., elementary or secondary education teacher, highly qualified with a dual or triple certification, professional developer, preparation for teaching in higher education, etc. 
  3. Document an ability to design a thorough lesson plan that addresses the needs of all students and which provides for both formative and summative measurable student outcomes.
  4. Utilize classroom management skills to effectively engage students and maximize learning opportunities for all students.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Cohort Model

Attend classes and learn with the same group of students throughout the duration of the program (July through May).

Courses are held in afternoons on Notre Dame’s main campus in Baltimore. Some program components may require evening and/or Saturday courses.

Internship Opportunities

  • 20 hours/week in the fall semester, full-time in the spring semester
  • Conducted under the supervision of a mentor teacher
  • Placements in public schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Anne Arundel County

Education Careers

Graduates of NDMU are highly recruited for employment; we partner with local school systems to help our students navigate the hiring process.

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Maryland Teacher Shortage Areas

Notre Dame offers more programs in critical shortage areas (PDF) than any other institution in Maryland. By providing programs in these much-needed areas, we help our local schools systems find new teachers and our graduates find teaching jobs.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the declared critical shortage areas are:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education (not offered at NDMU)
  • Computer Science (Grades 7–12)
  • English (Grades 7–12)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (Pre-K–Grade 12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 7–12)
  • Middle School Education in English, Math, Science and Social Studies (Grades 4-9)
  • Science Areas (Grades 7–12) Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Physics
  • Special Education Areas Generic: Elementary (Grades 1-8) and Secondary/Adult (Grade 6–Adult)
  • World Language Areas (Pre-K–Grade 12) French, Spanish
  • Art (Pre-K–Grade 12)
  • Dance (not offered at NDMU)