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Secondary Education Program

The Secondary Education Teacher Certification Program is for students interested in completing a teaching internship in a middle school or high school classroom and in pursuing teacher certification. 

 Students who apply for and are admitted to the program begin the two-semester internship in the spring semester of their junior year. At that point they are assigned to a Professional Development School (PDS) under the guidance of both College and school personnel. At the same time, students complete their professional coursework at the College. 

Areas of Certification

The Washington College Maryland Approved Secondary Certification Programs include: 

Fieldwork and Timeline

Students who wish to become certified as middle or high school teachers must take the coursework listed in the secondary program course checklist.  


Students should note that the timeline contained in the secondary program course checklist is a guideline only; consult with faculty advisors and members of the Education Department to ensure that you complete all program, major, and distribution requirements in a timely fashion.



Complete application form and have a professor in your major department complete the personal recommendation form by September 15 of your junior year. Refer to the Teacher Certification page to learn more about program entry testing requirements in the state of Maryland.

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