Learn How to Become a Teacher in Maryland

Maryland's education system includes 843,861 students in 1,470 elementary and secondary schools, many of whom will reap the benefits of the $250 million Race to the Top grant that the state was awarded in 2010.* But Maryland's education system showed promise even before the positive grant news, receiving number one rankings for the second straight year for its public education system, advanced-placement performance and high percentage of rigorous high schools. Clearly, it's a good time to become a teacher in Maryland.

Maryland teacher salaries are a good incentive, too—at $65,333 in 2009-2010, they were the fourth highest in the nation (National Education Association). Of course, that's not the only reason teaching in Maryland is so enticing. With historic cities like Frederick and Baltimore, and plenty of beautiful ocean and lakeside scenery, it's a great place to live, with numerous opportunities for creative teachers to bring America's past to life.

Future Maryland Teachers

In Maryland, primary, secondary and special education teaching jobs are expected to increase by over 12,000 between 2008 and 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To become a teacher in Maryland and take advantage of the favorable job outlook, you'll need to have a bachelor's degree, finish additional reading coursework, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and pass the appropriate Praxis tests.

Current Maryland Teachers and Administrators

Licenses for teaching in Maryland include the initial Professional Eligibility Certificate (PEC), the Standard Professional Certificate I and II (SPC I and SPC II), and the Advanced Professional Certificate (APC). Current teachers who wish to renew their certification or apply for more advanced certification should be aware that they'll need to complete additional academic coursework in order to do so.

Maryland Teachers in Demand

Maryland values good teachers. If you're planning to become a teacher in Maryland, there are many incentives for recruiting and retaining quality educators. Teachers can earn bonus stipends for additional teacher certification or working in schools with specific needs. In certain situations, Maryland teachers can also receive scholarship funding or tax credits to offset tuition expenses.

Start researching teacher education programs on Teacher World, and become a teacher in Maryland today!

Sources:
Maryland State Department of Education, unless otherwise indicated
* National Center for Educational Statistics, State Education Data Profiles

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Capella University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • EdD in Educational Leadership & Management (Online)
  • Master of Science in Adult Education (Online)
  • Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Administration (Online)
  • Master of Science in Integrative Studies (Online)
  • Master of Science in Training and Performance Improvement (Online)
  • PhD in K-12 Studies in Education (Online)
  • PhD in Leadership for Higher Education (Online)
  • PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education (Online)
  • PhD in Professional Studies in Education (Online)
  • PhD in Training and Performance Improvement (Online)
  • Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Development (Online)
  • EdD in Adult Education (Online)
  • EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
  • Master of Science in English Language Learning and Teaching (Online)

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Grand Canyon University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • M.Ed. in Special Education with Credential (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - English (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - Math (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - Science (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Secondary Education - English (Online)
  • B.S. in Secondary Education - Math (Online)
  • M.A. in Teaching - Professional Learning Communities (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Reading - Elementary Education (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Reading - Secondary Education (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Technology (Does not lead to teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Education Administration (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Certified Special Educators (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - K-12 Leadership (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Cross-Categorical (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Cross-Categorical (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Special Education (Online)
  • Ed.S. in K-12 Leadership (Online)

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University of Dayton

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Certificate in Teaching English to speakers of Other Languages

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Kaplan University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • MS in Higher Education - Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • BS in Early Childhood Development
  • BSPY - Child Development
  • BS in Liberal Studies
  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • MS in Higher Education - College Administration and Leadership
  • MS in Higher Education - College Teaching and Learning
  • MS in Higher Education - Online College Teaching
  • MS in Higher Education - Student Affairs
  • MSE in Instructional Technology (K-12)
  • MSE in Instructional Technology - Adult Learning/Higher Ed
  • MSE in Instructional Technology - Adult Learning/Organizations
  • Master of Science in Health Education

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Walden University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Education (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Design and Technology (Online)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development (Online)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (Online)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Course-based) (Online)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Mixed-Model) (Online)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
  • Teacher Preparation Program with Master of Arts in Teaching (Online)

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Post University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (Online)
  • Master of Education - Instructional Design and Technology (Online)
  • Master of Education - Teaching and Learning (Online)

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Concordia University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • M.Ed in Career and Technical Education (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Adolescent Literacy (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Bible Literacy (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Career and Technical Education Leadership (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - ECE (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - ESOL (K-Adult) (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - English Language Development (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Environmental Education (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Equity, Ethics, and Justice
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Leadership (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Mathematics (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Methods & Curriculum (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Science (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Social Studies (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Teacher Leadership (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - The Inclusive Classroom (SPED) (Online)
  • M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - eLearning/Technology Education (Online)
  • M.Ed in Educational Leadership (Online)
  • M.Ed in Special Education - Non Endorsement (Online)
  • Ed.D in Educational Administration (Online)
  • Ed.D in Higher Education (Online)
  • Ed.D in Teacher Leadership (Online)

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Full Sail University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology

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Saint Mary's University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

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Purdue University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology (Online)
  • Master of Science in Education in Special Education

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Antioch University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies: Individualized Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies: Literature and Creative Writing Concentration

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Nova Southeastern University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with a Curriculum & Instruction Specialization
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration & Leadership

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Loyola College in Maryland

Campuses: Baltimore

Degrees Offered:

  • Adv. Certificate in Reading Education
  • MEd in Literacy/Reading Education
  • MEd in Special Education
  • Adv. Certificate in Special Education
  • Teacher Certification (1-8) - Elementary Education
  • Adv. Certificate in Educational Technology
  • MEd in Educational Technology
  • Adv. Certificate in Montessori Education
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Biology
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Chemistry
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Earth Science
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Physics
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Social Studies
  • Continuing Professional Education for Teachers and School Administrators
  • MEd in Montessori Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Arts in Educational Technology
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - English
  • Teacher Certification (7-12) - Math

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*Teacher Salary Information For 2014—2015

Median Elementary School Teacher Salary: $53,090 Median Middle School Teacher Salary: $53,430 Median High School Teacher Salary: $55,050 Average Administrator Salary: $87,760 Median Elementary, Middle and High School Principals: $87,760
On average, teachers with masters degrees will earn $8,000 to $10,000 more each year than those with only a bachelors degree.

Consequently, in order to attain a position as an administrator, a masters, PhD or Ed D. is required.

On average, Administrators will earn around $30,000 more each year than their hard working, teacher cohorts!

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook