Imagine immediately applying your degree after graduation while sharing your appreciation for science, technology, engineering or math. That’s what being a STEM teacher is all about. Because UMBC’s education programs combine an academic major with teacher education requirements, students learn more ABOUT their subject of interest while learning HOW to instill that interest in others.

UMBC’s education department offers undergraduates the opportunity to combine a required academic major in their subject area of interest with teacher education programs, leading to certification recognized in Maryland and many other states. Students majoring in STEM areas (sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics) will find program guidelines and supportive advising networks developed especially to assist them along their selected pathway, including an accelerated BA/MAT that allows them to complete an undergraduate degree and then a master’s with certification in an additional year by taking up to three graduate courses as an undergraduate.

Our education programs emphasize contemporary teaching methods and school practices, including the use of new technologies. Partnerships with schools in the Baltimore-Washington corridor give students the opportunity to apply what they learn in classrooms throughout the region.

Learn more about the individual STEM teacher education pathways by visiting the links listed below.





BA, Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences


Michelle Bulger

BA, Earth/Space Science

This degree program is being revised. Students who need advising for the teacher certification program may contact Sari Bennett, Clinical Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems dept.

BA, Mathematics



Yoon Song

BA, Physics



Robert Reno

BA, Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Department

Patricia LaNoue

Accelerated BA/MAT

Education Department


Susan Blunck