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Teaching Certification

If you wish to complete a Maryland State-approved program in teaching English, you must

1. Complete the BA/BS in English: Literature Concentration.

2. Take some additional coursework in English to qualify for Maryland State certification and to met NCATE accreditation standards:

ENGL 276 Adolescent Literature                                                 
ENGL 430

The Composing Processes

3. Meet the phase admissions requirements summarized in the Educational Professions section.

4. Declare a second major in Secondary Teacher Education.  See the Secondary Teacher Education Program Coordinator for details.

5. Complete the professional education sequence described in Education: Secondary Programs.

If you wish to pursue certification for teaching at the secondary level, through a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, you should complete the undergraduate English major and then the Master of Arts in Teaching program.  In the English major, you should choose the Literature Concentration.  In addition, you must complete the courses listed under #2 above.