Degree Options

Operation TEACH participants earn a graduate degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. A plan of study is individually developed depending on individual Operation TEACH participant's academic background and his or her professional goals.

Courses are completed in summer, fall, winter and spring semesters and degrees are conferred upon completion of the Plan of Study.

Students with an Initial Certification

Operation TEACH participants who have secured initial certification in undergraduate programs earn a Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching (with concentration options in STEM, Special Education, Exceptionalities, Reading Specialist, Administration and Supervision, and Content Areas) or a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Students without an Initial Certification

Those without initial certification earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in a content area.

Program Cost

All costs associated with graduate education are covered by the Operation TEACH program.

How It Works

  • Operation TEACH candidates must submit all application materials and interview with Operation TEACH administration via Skype or in person
  • Operation TEACH candidates are interviewed by principals who have openings in their schools for the upcoming school year. After the interviews, Operation TEACH program administrators work with the principals to secure placements.
  • Operation TEACH participants earn a stipend of $14,000 per year paid through their school placement and heath insurance options.
  • All Operation TEACH participants live together in furnished community houses in the Baltimore area. Each participants has a private bedroom and shares common living areas.
  • Operation TEACH participants are responsible for paying rent, community expenses (covering food, internet, recreation, etc.), and certification testing fees. Tuition, books, registration and graduation fees are paid by the program.