We are proud to now offer several of our Education programs at a new location at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College.

NDMU trains more new teachers than any other private school in the state, is a top producer of “Teachers of the Year” and is the second-largest provider of teachers for all public or private schools.

Our programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for teaching certification and are nationally-accredited through CAEP.

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Special Education & ESOL Certification

New cohorts are available for current and aspiring teachers to become certified in Special Education and/or ESOL.

Courses are taught year round and online.

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Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations

The Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations is designed to prepare graduates to teach in higher education and contribute to the knowledge in the field of instructional leadership for linguistically and culturally nonmainstream learners.

Courses are taught face-to-face and online.

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MA in Administration and Supervision for Changing Populations

The Administration and Supervision for Changing Populations program focuses upon educational leadership in preparing candidates to be effective leaders in situations of changing demographics at the building and district levels.

This program meets MSDE requirements for certification in Administration and Supervision (Administrator I).

Courses offered in hybrid format.

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Gifted and Talented Education (MA and Postmasters)

The gifted and talented education program provides educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in gifted education.

This program meets MSDE requirements for certification as a specialist in gifted and talented education.

Courses offered fully online.

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Accelerated Certification in Teaching (ACT)

The non-degree, graduate-level ACT program prepares women and men with non-teaching degrees for success in the classroom. Professionals who are already teaching but wish to become certified, or those ready to change careers and become certified teachers, are ideal candidates for this program.

Courses offered as face-to-face, online, and at Chesapeake College.

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School of Education

Notre Dame is one of the state’s largest and most significant private providers of teacher education.

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