Master of Arts in Education Programs

Students obtaining an MAE at UMBC can focus their coursework in various mathematics, science and STEM disciplines. All MAE degree concentrations focus on teacher research and leadership. Program projects and assignments focus on direct applications to teachers’ classrooms or schools.

The Master of Arts in Education curriculum consists of 12 courses (36 credits). If pursuing the computer science, mathematics, or STEM content area, the program is offered fully online.

Computer Science

K-12 Computer science

  • The program is intended for current teachers who want to educate students in computer science principles and meet the growing demand for computer science courses in the K – 12 schools.
  • Content courses include instruction in programming, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and big data.
  • Program offered in fully online format.

For more information contact Deborah Kariuki – 410-455-1578


Mathematics

K-8 Mathematics Instructional Leadership

  • Content courses include mathematical content pedagogy with a focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning.
  • For experienced elementary and middle school teachers who want to increase their mathematical pedagogical content knowledge to become leaders in mathematics instruction.
  • Program offered in fully online format.

Secondary Mathematics

  • Content courses include mathematical content pedagogy with a focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning.
  • For experienced middle and high school teachers who want to deepen their mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge.
  • Program offered in fully online format.

For more information, contact Jerri Frick – 410-455-1356


STEM

K-8 STEM

  • Content includes a blend of experiences across STEM areas and combines STEM content and pedagogy through an inquiry project-based approach.
  • For experienced K-8 school teachers who want to increase their understanding across STEM disciplines.
  • Program offered in fully online format.

Secondary STEM

  • Content includes a blend of experiences across STEM areas and combines STEM content and pedagogy through an inquiry project-based approach.
  • For experienced secondary school teachers who want to increase their understanding across STEM disciplines.
  • Program offered in fully online format.

For more information, contact Tracy Irish – 410-455-3050


Science

Please note that the Science content area is only open through partnerships with Local Education Agencies and not through open enrollment.

K – 8 Science

  • Content courses include inquiry-based science pedagogy.
  • Content includes all major disciplines of science, and courses are appropriate for elementary/middle school teachers.
  • Program offered in hybrid format.

Secondary Science Inquiry

  • Content is an in-depth examination of inquiry-based pedagogy.
  • For experienced secondary science teachers who want to increase their understanding of inquiry-based pedagogy.
  • Program offered in hybrid format.

For more information, contact Tracy Irish – 410-455-3050

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