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SPRING 2017 - 10/1/16
SUMMER 2017 - 3/1/17
FALL 2017 - 3/1/17
Programs leading to the M.Ed. require 33 credit hours of course work and emphasize field-based experience, with online courses offered in the evening and during the summer. Faculty with solid expertise in their content areas are available for ongoing advising in a supportive environment, committed to meeting student needs. The Education Specialties Department has strong relationships with public schools in Maryland and surrounding states, and there is opportunity for international study. These cost-effective programs meet Maryland certification requirements and are NCATE accredited. Alumni include state Teacher of the Year recipients. Using a “Learn Where You Work” grant, teachers who teach in one of Maryland’s Eastern Shore counties but live in a bordering state pay in-state tuition.
Three programs and one track lead to the M.Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist and Educational Leadership. The Curriculum and Instruction Program is designed for practicing or certified teachers seeking advanced preparation in their professions. Each graduate student selects coursework based on the student’s own professional goals, creating a personalized program focus. Core classes include study in technology, learning, diversity and educational research. The Reading Specialist and Educational Leadership programs are designed for practicing or certified teachers who desire additional certification in these specializations. Reading specialists are instructional leaders and advocates for literacy in the schools. This program is Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved, and teachers who complete the program and meet the MSDE teaching requirement are eligible for the MSDE Reading Specialist Certificate. The Educational Leadership Program is designed to prepare educational leaders and school administrators. This program is also MSDE approved and leads to an Administrator I Certificate.
The Post Secondary Education Track is designed for persons preparing to work in higher education, often in student services, residence life, admissions, coaching or related fields. Specialty courses include college student development, higher education law and internships in post-secondary education settings.