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Education

Education

Education offers the opportunity to touch the lives of children, whether they are first-graders, sixth-graders or high school students.

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The School of Education offers two degree programs for Women's College and College of Adult Undergraduate Studies students: a four-year Bachelor of Arts and a five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts candidates can complete a dual major--in liberal arts or another discipline--with an education certification in:

  • art or music (PreK-12)
  • early childhood with liberal arts (PreK-3)
  • early childhood and elementary education (PreK-6)
  • elementary education (1-6)
  • elementary education and special education (1-6)
  • business, computer science, English, world languages (French, Spanish), math, science (biology, chemistry, physics), history, social studies or theater (7-12)

5-year BA/MA

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts candidates can complete a dual major--in liberal arts or another discipline--with an education certification in:

  • art or music (PreK-12)
  • early childhood, special education and TESOL (PreK-3)
  • elementary education (1-6)
  • elementary education and special education (1-6)
  • business, computer science, English, world or Classical foreign languages, math, science (biology, chemistry, Earth science, physical science, physics), history, social studies or theater (7-12)*

*Each one is offered with or without special education


Candidates in all education programs are required to complete an electronic portfolio that includes a variety of artifacts that demonstrate the ability of the candidates to successfully meet the standards within education. 

Beyond the classroom, candidates get the opportunity to complete field placements and internships within a professional development school (PDS) environment. Currently, the School of Education has partnerships with 18 elementary/high schools in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County.

The PDS model provides a partnership that enhances the K-12 learning community, with students participating in a yearlong internship that combines the methods and student teaching experience within one PDS site. Interns will benefit from the mentoring of experienced teachers, a University supervisor, on-site course offerings, and additional professional development opportunities.