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

All undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and/or approved by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

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:

I want to advance my career in higher education.

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.