Certificate, Certification
The Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching: STEM program offers a dynamic array of courses that are not available at other institutions. We focus on increasing the skills and knowledge of teachers while building their capacity to teach using STEM pedagogy and resources by providing hands-on, problem-based situations.
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Program Location

Program Options

The STEM program has three distinct options depending on where you are at in your teaching career:

  • MA in Leadership in Teaching for experienced teachers who already hold a K-12 state certification
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for certified teachers and non-certified individuals who hold a bachelor's degree
  • Post-Master's Certification for certified teachers who already hold a master's degree

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the post-baccalaureate certificate program can roll seamlessly into the MA in Leadership in Teaching: STEM.



Required Courses

EDU 583 - Special Topics in Mathematics Education (3)
EDST 506 - Introduction and Exploration of Design, Technology, and Engineering: Content and Instruction Strategies (3)
EDST 508 - Technology for STEM Educators (3)
ENV 561 - STEM Summer Institute: Methods of Teaching Interdisciplinary Environmental Science (3)

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Many courses available online.
  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays.
Stephen Knott

Stephen Knott

A Universal Framework

Leadership in Teaching: STEM
I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with the Notre Dame of Maryland University STEM Certification program. I had completed a master’s degree and considered myself a seasoned teacher before entering the program. However, it was not until the final class, where we reflected upon our experience and personal pedagogies, that I truly understood my purpose, direction, and goals as an educator. STEM is so much more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is the universal framework we use to understand, communicate, and create knowledge.

Education Careers

Many of our graduates have been promoted to STEM Leaders in their schools, districts or within the Greater Baltimore area.

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