Maryland Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teacher preparation programs in Maryland is designed for those aspiring teachers looking to obtain a teaching degree in the state. There are several teaching schools in Maryland that prepare students for a career in the classroom as well as advanced educator positions. Scroll down to find more information on the various options for teaching degrees in Maryland as well as a list of accredited teacher preparation programs and student reviews. Whether you’re a first time college student or just looking to change careers, this guide can help you find a program that is right for your personal career goals as a future educator.

School Facts

  • There are 39 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Maryland.1
  • 21 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: Johns Hopkins University, 92%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Washington Adventist University, 50%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Maryland Institute College of Art, $36,977.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Coppin State University, $9,920.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Maryland*: $10,856-$43,390.2
  • Five schools in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: University of Maryland-College Park (5), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (41), Salisbury University (72), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (78), Towson University (81).
  • Two Schools ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): Johns Hopkins University (13), University of Maryland-College Park (58).
  • 15 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

University of Maryland: The University of Maryland offers first-rate educational programs for students matriculating majors within the educational industry. The UM College of Education offers quality coursework and student learning experiences grounded in intensive research and best practices formed through years of experience. The College consists of the following departments: Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education; Human Development and Quantitative Methodology; and Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership. The National Council accredits all educational programs for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Maryland State Department of Education, American Psychological Association, Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Professions, and Council on Rehabilitation Education. The College’s programs are highly ranked as stated by US News & World Report including the number one ranked Department of Counseling and Personnel Services. Other highly ranked programs include Educational Psychology, Higher Education Administration, and Rehabilitation Counseling.

Coppin State University: Coppin State University’s School of Education is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The School has been accredited consecutively since 1962 and continues to enjoy an outstanding reputation for a rigorous curriculum and outstanding results for students. The CSU Department of Education has a very rich history of educating the best teachers in the state and country. The Department was founded in 1900 serving the needs of aspiring teachers in Baltimore City. The Department’s mission is to build and train leaders that are second to none at facilitating the learning process to students of all ages and abilities. The faculty and staff members of the CSU Department of Education strongly feel the best educators are excellent planners, cogent communicators, reflective decision makers and lifelong learners. The academic units making up the School of Education include Adult and General Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Health and Human Performance, and Special Education. Degrees are readily available at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated 1,100 college programs around the US that prepare teachers for a career in the education sector (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). Three Maryland programs achieved the NCTQ “honor roll” of 3 stars or higher. Read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in Maryland received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    McDaniel College (Undergraduate Elementary) 3stars
    University of Maryland – College Park (Undergraduate Elementary) 3stars
    University of Maryland – College Park (Undergraduate Secondary) 3stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Bowie State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Hood College
  • McDaniel College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Salisbury University
  • Stevenson University
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Maryland

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Maryland

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Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pky
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
(410) 777-2222

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
(301) 860-4000

Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901-1999
(410) 287-6060

College of Notre Dame of Maryland
4701 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210-2476
(410) 435-0100

Columbia Union College
7600 Flower Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-4000

Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
(410) 951-3000

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702-2964
(301) 846-2400

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
(410) 836-4000

Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-3131

Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St Mason Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218-2688
(410) 516-8000

Loyola College in Maryland
4501 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
(410) 617-2000

Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-7000

Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
(443) 885-3333

Mount St Marys University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799
(301) 447-6122

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801-6862
(410) 543-6000

Towson University
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252-0001
(410) 704-2000

Student Review: “Since enrolling at Towson University to major in teaching, I can truly say that I have grown, not only intelligence wise, but I’ve grown as a human being. That may sound like a corny line, but it’s the truth and I give all credit to my professors who did an amazing job teaching their curriculum. While the curriculum itself is very challenging at times, I find that once I do well on a homework assignment or an exam, it really feels rewarding and has me feeling good about myself. I will be graduating from college this May and I’m actually somewhat disappointed. The professors and students I have met while attending Towson University have transformed me into the person I am today. I entered Towson as an immature boy, unsure of what my future held and I am leaving a man, who is confident in his abilities to apply what I learned and help others get to the point where I am.” -Brendan M., student at Towson University

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
(410) 651-2200

University of Maryland-Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-1000

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-1000

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/