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Welcome, St. Mary's County
Public Schools Employees!

Program Benefits
  • Direct Billing
    to Your Employer


Boost your career potential with a degree from a leader in online education.

If you're a St. Mary's County Public Schools employee, you can take online courses thanks to an education alliance with University of Maryland Global Campus, a leader in online education for working adults. UMGC will bill SMCPS directly for your approved coursework.

We offer career-focused degree and certificate programs to help you become a more valued member of the team.

The UMGC Experience

We offer the best of both worlds—a convenient online education from a respected state university. Our career-focused degree and certificate programs are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a more valued member of the team. Plus, our courses are specifically created to be delivered within a fully collaborative online classroom that prepares your employees with skills and knowledge.

AAQEP Accreditation (MAT & MEd)

University of Maryland Global Campus is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education in Instructional Technology have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.


Get Started & Register

It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.


Request approval from SMCPS: SMCPS employees enrolled in courses through Direct Pay agreements must submit for approval to their Department of Human Resources prior to registration. This may be completed by logging in to the Tuition Reimbursement and Credential Center.


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to select your employer or organization on the application form.


Submit your direct billing info to UMGC: Complete and submit a student records release form.


Earn credit for your education and eligible experience: Submit your official transcripts from any previous institutions of higher education.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.

Contact Us

Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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