You want to inspire and educate young people to help them achieve their potential. You feel called to teach and are motivated to pursue a diverse career opportunity that will help you achieve your goal.

At Harford Community College, we offer a variety of education degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor’s degree, and become certified to teach. 


If becoming a teaching assistant is your ultimate goal, we offer a paraeducation degree that will help you get there. If you've already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to become a certified teacher we can help you get there as well.

Program Overview


Programs Offered:


Associate of Arts

Teacher Education


Associate of Applied Science

Early Childhood Education




Professional Education Courses for Maryland Certification







No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60

Associate of Applied Science: 60

Associate of Arts in Teaching: 61-63

Certificate: 21



Laura Hutton







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your teacher education studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in education through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Education

Introduction to Special Education

Child Development

Educational Psychology

Child + Adolescent Psychology

Teaching Methods

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in education at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge in teacher education.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland
  • Towson University
  • McDaniel College
  • Salisbury University
  • Stevenson University
  • Mt. Saint Mary's University
  • Morgan State University
  • Coppin State University

Potential Careers

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.