Award: Teacher Education Secondary Certificate
For more information: contact Prof. Sheila Allen, 443-412-2192, email@example.com, or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
The Teacher Education Certificate is awarded by Harford Community College and does not constitute a certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education. It is primarily designed for provisional teachers seeking secondary certification. Persons who already have a Bachelor's degree in an area other than education and wish to become certified teachers in Maryland may take the courses but will still need to acquire an experiential component before an initial teaching certificate is awarded by the State of Maryland.
- All certification areas require Maryland passing scores on the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments.
- All certification areas require documented teaching experience before an initial certification is awarded.
- Most certification areas require Maryland passing scores on the Praxis II: Subject Assessments.
- Additional professional education courses may be required in some certification areas.
- All certification areas require a Bachelor's or higher degree and /or a required number of credits on the certification content area.
Content Mastery or Secondary (N-12) and (7-12)
The following list displays the professional education courses required by the Maryland State Department of Education to attain certification. Harford Community College course equivalents are shown next to the state requirements. More information about Maryland teaching certification can be found at the Maryland State Department of Education's web site: http://www.msde.state.md.us.
|MSDE Course Requirement||HCC Equivalent|
|Child Development||PSY 214 or PSY 216|
|Human Learning||PSY 207|
|Teaching Methodology||EDUC 212|
|Inclusion of Special Needs Student Population||EDUC 217|
|Assessment of Students||EDUC 213|
|Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas I||EDUC 206|
|Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas II||EDUC 209|
Professional Education Courses for Maryland Certification, 21 credits
Occupations: Secondary School Teacher
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/find/result?s=secondary school teacher
Tuition and Fees: $2,798
Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf