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Master of Arts in Education (MAE)

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)


UMBC’s Master of Arts in Education (MAE) Graduate Program combines the study of education and the academic disciplines of mathematics, science or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The program is designed for certified elementary, middle or high school teachers to expand content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and teacher leadership skills in mathematics, science or STEM to apply in their own classroom practice. It is ideal for teachers who view critical inquiry as a major part of teachers’ work and value mentoring other teaching professionals as part of their own professional development. With the program’s emphasis on teacher leadership, it is designed for those who aspire to become leading teachers in their content area.

Delivery Systems for the MAE Programs:

  • Partnership with Local Education Agencies: Through UMBC’s partnership with LEA’s, this method of course delivery is for cohorts of teachers who are enrolled through their school district. Cohort programs, which meet the professional development needs of teachers and the school district simultaneously, can be customized to meet the needs of the participating school district.

  • Individual Students: Teachers can earn the MAE degree independently when there is no cohort in their school or district.

  • Courses, whether taken through a cohort program or as an individual student, are delivered off-campus after normal school hours.