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Thinking About a Master’s Degree

June 4, 2013

University of Maryland, Master’s in Human Development: The M.Ed. in Human Development 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. More information on the program is available here. Contact Ann A. Battle, Eileen Kramer or Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384 for more information and/or application instructions.

University of Maryland, Master’s Degree in Elementary STEM Education: This three-year master’s program has been designed to reflect the STEM Standards of practice released by the Maryland State Department of Education. Candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework. In order to apply, you must first apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School. Once the application is complete, contact Amy Green in the College of Education at 301-405-0886. For more information, visit the Center for Mathematics Education Outreach or contact Amy Green at 301-405-0886 or Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384. For questions about the application process, contact Joy Jones at 301-405-3118.

Hood College, Educational Leadership Certification Program: Starting in the fall of 2013, Hood College will offer the Educational Leadership Certification Program (ECLP). Through this program, you can earn a master’s degree in educational leadership with Maryland certification in administration and supervision. For more information, contact Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384 or Joan Carroll.

University of Maryland, Master’s Degree in Middle School Mathematics: The University of Maryland, College Park is offering the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in middle school mathematics. This is a three-year master’s program; candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework in mathematics, mathematics education and teacher research. An application is available here. For more information, contact Beatriz Quintos or Russ Fazio 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. For more information, call Susan Speicher at 301-738-6326 or Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384.

Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE), Master’s Degree in Elementary Education: The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking candidates for this program that begins August 2014. CITE is an 18-month 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 six. Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and, during the program, work in MCPS as a paraeducator. For more information, contact Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384.

Washington Adventist University, Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education: This two-year partnership is for MCPS employees with at least 60 credits or an Associate of Arts degree. Successful completion of the program results in a bachelor’s degree with Maryland teacher certification in elementary and special education. Participants in the program will work as a paid paraeducator in MCPS. Contact Russ Fazio at 301-315-7384 for more information.

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