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EDUCATION (M.Ed.)

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

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M.Ed. PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Diana Wagner
Dr. Diana Wagner
410-677-5490
dmwagner@salisbury.edu 

 EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

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Dr. Doug DeWitt
410-543-6286
dmdewitt@salisbury.edu

READING SPECIALIST

Dr. Joyce Wiencek
Dr. Joyce Wiencek
410-543-6288
bjwiencek@salisbury.edu

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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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
POST-SECONDARY
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP READING
SPECIALIST
Admission Deadlines: Summer: March 1st (Priority)
Fall: March 1st (Priority)
Spring: October 1st (Priority)
Standardized Test(s): None
Required Recommendations: Three (3) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who support the candidate's ability for graduate study Three (3) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who support the candidate's ability for graduate study in educational administration and supervision Two (2) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals who support the candidate's ability for graduate study in reading
Academic Records: Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended.
Writing Prompts: Provide a 3-4 page statement of purpose that addresses the following: A. Based on your skills, experiences, and future goals, what additional expertise do you hope to gain from advanced study; and B. What professional and personal goals will advanced study help you achieve?
Additional Requirements: * Application 
* Application Fee
* Min. U/G GPA of 3.0
* Resume
* Meet with faculty
   member
* Application 
* Application Fee
* Min. U/G GPA of 3.0
* Resume
* Provide evidence of at
   least two years (18
   mos) of satisfactory
   teaching performance
* Meet with faculty
   member
* Application 
* Application Fee
* Min. U/G GPA of 3.0
* Resume
* Possess a current
   elementary,
   secondary, or K-12
   teaching certificate
* Meet with faculty
   member
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Master of Education Programs (M.Ed.)
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