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Interested in a Master’s Degree?

October 22, 2013

professionaldevelopmentHere are some of the partnership programs between MCPS and local colleges and universities. Some are holding upcoming interest meetings.

University of Maryland Master’s in Human Development: This program is a 30-credit, five-semester program focusing on the translation of theory and research on achievement motivation, and adolescent social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development as it influences motivation to achieve and school adjustment at the secondary level. Courses are primarily held at the Universities of Shady Grove campus in Rockville. Interest meetings to learn more about this program will be held from 4:15–5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Jan. 15, 2014; Feb. 18; March 26; April 29 and May 21. Meetings will be held at the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove in Rockville. Sign up on PDO. Contact Ann A. Battle, program director, or Eileen Kramer, graduate coordinator, at 301-405-8714 for more information. The MCPS contact is Dr. Brenda Delany, 301-315-7384.

University of Maryland, College Park Master’s Degree Partnership in Elementary STEM Education: This is a three-year master’s program designed to reflect the STEM Standards of practice released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework. All courses are offered at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove in Rockville. Class sessions are held once a week in the evenings (except for the summer session). In order to apply, you must first apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School here. Find an application guide packet on our website. Once you complete your application, please let the Department of Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership know by contacting Amy Green in the College of Education at or (301)-405-0886. For more information about the program, visit the website for the Center for Mathematics Education Outreach or contact Amy Green, University of Maryland at, 301-405-0886 or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384. For questions about the application process to the Graduate School, contact Joy Jones at 301-405-3118.

McDaniel College Partnership in Administration and Supervision: This program offers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and/or Administrator I Endorsement. All courses are offered in Montgomery County. For more information, contact Nick Urick at McDaniel College or Dr. Brenda Delany at 301-315-7384.

CITE: Master’s Degree in Elementary Education: The University of Maryland, College Park and MCPS are seeking candidates for the Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE) program beginning late August 2014. CITE is two-year program that runs for five consecutive semesters. Successful completion of this program will result in a master’s degree in elementary education and Maryland certification in grades one through five. Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and work as a paraeducator in MCPS for the duration of the two-year program. For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Delany at 301-315-7384.

Towson University Master’s in Special Education: This program is designed for current teachers seeking certification and a master’s degree in special education. The program begins in the fall of 2013. All courses will be offered at the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove in Rockville. Register on PDO. If you have questions or need further information, call Dr. Susan Speicher (Towson) at 301-738-6326, or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384.

Hood College Educational Leadership Program: This program offers a 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership program or an 18-credit Certification Preparation program for those who already hold a master’s degree in a related educational field. The program is open to certified teachers who will have three or more years of teaching experience by the time of program completion. An interest meeting will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the MCPS Center for Skillful Teaching/Festival Shopping Center, 283 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg. RSVP here. For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384 or Dr. Joan Carroll (Hood College).

Johns Hopkins University Master’s Degree in Special Education: This partnership seeks candidates for the SETIT (Special Education Teacher Immersion Training) program that leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree and Generic Certification in Special Education, grades 1 through 12. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. Participants will work for MCPS as special education paraeducators. Current MCPS paraeducators are encouraged to apply. Information meetings to explain the program and other Johns Hopkins programs of study will be held the second Tuesday of each month. In November, the meeting will be held from 3–5 p.m. in the Elm Room at the Department of Certification and Continuing Education, 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. If you’re interested, register on PDO.

In October and December, meetings will be held from 3–5 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr. in Rockville. The room number will be posted in the main lobby of the building. If you’re interested but unable to attend, send an email to Dr. Laurie deBettencourt; Dr. Brenda Delany at MCPS or visit this website.

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