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School of Education

We believe teaching is both a vocation and a career. With equal emphasis on professional training and cultivating a sense of social responsibility, a degree from NDMU tells the world that you are committed to creating and inspiring future leaders.

Teaching Programs for All Stages

For more than 125 years, we’ve provided innovative, relevant education to tomorrow’s teachers. The School of Education emphasizes both knowledge and learning, with undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, accelerated programs, and more programs than other Maryland institutions in teacher-shortage fields such as STEM and special education.

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Earn Your MAT in 10 Months

The MAT/GEI is an innovative teacher certification program that provides aspiring teachers with the opportunity to complete a yearlong school-based experience while pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching. Students may also pursue dual certification with options including high-need areas such as English as a Second Language (ESOL) and Special Education.

Our Programs

Whether you’re seeking your first degree or your top certification, we have options to cater to your experience and schedule:

- Traditional BA and accelerated BA/MA
- Master’s degrees and graduate certifications
- Online and on campus Ph.D. programs

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Award-Winning Teachers

Our programs earn national recognition for their educational standards. Thanks to our outstanding faculty, NDMU education graduates consistently top Teacher of the Year lists.

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Amy Thomas

Real Life Teaching Scenarios

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019
Teaching (MAT)
The professors provided me with real life scenarios that teachers are faced with daily and NDMU worked with St. Joseph Fullerton to place me in my internship as a full-time 2nd grade teacher. What's Next for Amy: St. Joseph Fullerton - 2nd Grade teacher
Additional Resources

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See the many certifications our education programs have earned from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Want to learn more about the graduate admissions process? Explore requirements by program.

Our unique cohort program matches you with a group of like-minded peers who become your academic and social support network at NDMU.