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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 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.
Ashley Demski

Ashley Demski

Developing Meaningful Learning Opportunities

Leadership in Teaching: STEM
The STEM program at Notre Dame gave me the content knowledge and confidence I needed to create authentic experiences for my students. Now, I am able to capitalize on my creativity and passion for developing meaningful learning opportunities in the early childhood setting. I have also taken on multiple leadership roles in Baltimore City Schools by creating professional development and curriculum for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. Currently, I am collaborating with other educators by presenting at conferences such as MAEOE and working with my team on a special 100Kin10 project.

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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