48 months
28470 USD/year
28470 USD/year
12280 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) offers the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades STEM in response to the critical shortage declared by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) of middle grades (4-9) teachers in mathematics in science.

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With only 41% of teachers in Maryland being prepared in-state, the proposed degree is timely and uniquely prepares graduates for employment in this critical occupational growth area. No other institution of higher education in Maryland offers a Middle Grades STEM degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades STEM at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  was developed in collaboration with UMBC’s Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics departments along with its College of Engineering and Information Technology to ensure that the program includes in-depth understanding of all STEM content areas. The education coursework is patterned after existing UMBC teacher certification programs but tailored to focus on characteristics of teaching specific to middle grades and STEM so that graduates can engage their students in meaningful inquiry-driven instruction as required by new education standards (e.g., Maryland College and Career Readiness Mathematical Standards, Next Generation Science Standards). The new degree will further UMBC’s mission to prepare its talented undergraduate students for entry into the workforce, community service, and leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inquiry into Education
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Inclusion and Instruction
  • Reading in the Content Area 
  • School, Family, and Community Partnerships for Middle Grades STEM Success

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have or are currently earning your high school/secondary school diploma or equivalent but have not earned college credits at the university level AFTER earning your diploma, you should apply to UMBC as a first-year student.
    • We weigh a number of factors in making admission decisions. In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of your curriculum, class rank, and other achievements as well as your essay will be considered. We expect applicants to have completed a strong college preparatory program of study from an accredited high school/secondary school.
    • If you have attended a postsecondary institution, such as a college or university, outside the United States, submit course by course credentials evaluated through one of the following evaluation services. 
    • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12280 USD per year during 48 months.


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