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Elementary Education, B.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
The Elementary Education program at University of Maryland Baltimore County provides a course of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Program completers are eligible for teaching grades 1-6 in Maryland. The program meets all state and national accreditation standards.
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The Elementary Education program at University of Maryland Baltimore County is unique in that all undergraduates must complete an academic major in addition to the certification program. Students can choose from a list of majors, including American Studies, English, history, mathematics, a foreign language, one of the sciences, one of the arts, psychology, or interdisciplinary studies. 

Program Overview

At a time when many elementary schools are departmentalizing (teachers focus on teaching math, English/language arts, science and/or social studies), principals find the academic major especially attractive in their new hires.

Coursework in the undergraduate program includes foundations, content methods, and reading courses. Students must take additional co-requisites that will prepare them for the wide range of content taught in the elementary grades. These courses include mathematics, science, and social studies-related courses. Students must have a basic psychology course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inquiry into Education
  • Psychological Foundations of Education 
  • Inclusion and Instruction
  • Analysis of Teaching and Learning
  • Materials for Teaching Reading

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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