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 continue to do so.

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.)

2021 AAQEP Part I Annual Report - Initial Programs

Advanced Programs:

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

2021 AAQEP Part I Final Annual Report - Advanced Programs







The University of Maryland College of Education’s doctoral program in school psychology received accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2019, which extends through 2028.