Notre Dame of Maryland University offers more programs in teacher-shortage fields (STEM, TESOL, Gifted and Talented, Special Education) than any other Maryland university.

Innovative Curriculum

  • Internship and resident teacher opportunities are available for qualified candidates.
  • Accelerated programs alternate coursework with classroom experience.
  • Small class sizes provide opportunities for mentoring and individual support.
  • Notre Dame's proud SSND tradition promotes and supports a culture of service.

Program Types

Choose the option that best describes you:

I want to earn a bachelor's degree and become a teacher.

Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs

The following programs are offered through both the Women's College and the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies (co-ed).

I have a non-teaching bachelor's degree and I want to teach.
I am a teacher and I want to earn certificates or renew my certification

CERTIFICATES – For teachers who are seeking to address their professional development needs, renew their certification, and/or expand their areas of expertise, NDMU offers a variety of courses to earn a ‘badge.’  Each certificate is earned after taking four relevant courses; these certificates include:

Cohorts Programs

We partner with area colleges and school districts to offer undergraduate and graduate cohorts for many of our bachelor's, master's, post-master's certifications, and Ph.D. programs.

Learning Centers

For added convenience and flexibility, many of our undergraduate and graduate education programs are offered at satellite locations throughout Maryland.