Award: Teacher Education Secondary Certificate
For more information: Contact Prof. Sheila Allen, 443-412-2192, sallen@harford.edu, or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

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.

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.

Secondary Certificate

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 RequirementHCC Equivalent
Child DevelopmentPSY 214 or PSY 216
Human LearningPSY 207
Teaching MethodologyEDUC 212
Inclusion of Special Needs Student PopulationEDUC 217
Assessment of StudentsEDUC 213 or EDUC 219
Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas IEDUC 206
Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas II EDUC 209