Conditional Teacher Certification

Become a Maryland Certified Teacher through the GPE Certification Pathway

If you are a teacher with a Maryland “conditional" certificate, Goucher College can help you become certified in any of the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • Special Education Certification (Elementary, Grades 1-6)
  • Special Education (Secondary/adult, grades 6-12)
  • Secondary Education (grades 7-12)

Areas for certification include: Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Theater.

  • Specialty Areas (Pre-K through 12) are: Art, Chinese, Dance, Environmental Education, French, German, Latin, Music, Russian, and Spanish.

Benefits:

  • A reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit (9.0 credits a year reimbursed by BCPS) $180.00 for a 3.0 course
  • An advisor to review your undergraduate degree and identify courses you need for the Maryland Educator Certification
  • Coaching for Special Education teachers who will provide suggestions and informal feedback in your classroom, for all others, upon request
  • Face to face, hybrid and online options to complete your MSDE Certification requirements
  • Coursework that has direct application to your classroom
  • Once certified you may continue at Goucher to complete your Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

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