The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically black, land grant university that was established in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Over the years, the academy had several name changes before it came to be known as the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Agricultural College in 1919.
By the year 1970, University of Maryland Eastern Shore had established an academic system that was far above the programs taught at its neighboring colleges and universities. Current students get the benefit of honors programs and other unique study options taught in conjunction with the university’s Baltimore campus.
As of 2011, there are approximately 4000 students enrolled on campus.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore currently offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching and master of education programs. All the programs are available through the following schools:
Students have the option of over ten subjects in Master of Arts in Teaching including agriculture, biology, and family and consumer sciences.
From the year 2003 onwards, the university has also started including programs in physical therapy and rehabilitation services.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore is accredited by Maryland State Department of Education and has several program specific accreditations such as those by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.