Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

The University of Maryland College of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2027. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to sustain the required standards.

University of Maryland Programs Accredited by AAQEP

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Early Childhood / Early Childhood Special Education (B.S.)
  • Elementary (B.S. and M.Ed.)
  • Middle School Math and Science (B.S. and M.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education - Computer Science, English, Math, Sciences, and Social Studies (B.A./B.S. and M.Ed.)
  • Art Education (B.A. and M.A.)
  • Music Education (B.M.E.)
  • Physical Education (M.Ed.)
  • TESOL (M.Ed.)
  • World Languages (B.A. and M.Ed.)
  • Special Education (B.S. and M.Ed.)

College of Education Initial Teacher Education AAQEP Annual Report

Advanced Programs:

  • Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist (M.Ed.)
  • School Counseling (M.Ed.)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.)

College of Education Advanced Programs AAQEP Annual Report







American Psychological Association (APA)

The University of Maryland College of Education’s doctoral program in school psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2028.  APA-accredited doctoral programs maintain high-quality standards of education and training that prepare students for the practice of professional psychology.