Through diverse instructional strategies, dual certifications, and international internship opportunities, the Secondary Education Certification program offers a degree that prepares teachers to meet the learning needs of all children, and is also highly marketable to potential employers.
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Program Location

Secondary Education Subject Areas 

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • English
  • ESOL
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • World Languages (French, Spanish)
  • Physics 
  • Social Studies

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.

Lindsey Pytrykow

Lindsey Pytrykow

Published as an Undergraduate Student

Student, NDMU Class of 2022
English, Secondary Education Certification
"Getting a paper published in an academic journal was never something that I thought would be attainable, especially at 21 years old. However, the advice and support of NDMU's English Department allowed me to realize my writing potential, which led to this accomplishment! Despite the English Department being small, every professor has an immense number of outside connections that they are ecstatic to share with English majors." Lindsey’s paper, “Colonized Education in I, Rigoberta Menchu, An Indian Woman in Guatemala,” written in ENG223, will be published by Johns Hopkins in the Richard Macksey Journal.

Internship Opportunities

Internship placements are in professional development school environments through collaborative arrangements between Notre Dame and area school systems.

Teach Abroad

Education Careers

Graduates of NDMU are highly recruited for employment; we partner with local school systems to help our students navigate the hiring process.

See Our Award-Winning Teachers

For many, this first step in teaching leads to an entire career as a classroom teacher; for others it becomes a springboard for other education-related opportunities:

  • Master Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Media Specialist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Math Specialist
  • STEM Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • School-Based Administrator
  • Professional Development Coordinator