School of Education & Human Services
Department of Education and Human Services
The Department of Education is committed to a broad and integrated liberal arts core as a foundation for teachers at all levels. Through this curriculum, prospective teachers acquire the essential skills of analytical thought and self-expression, gain and integrate knowledge in various disciplines, acquire an understanding of other cultures and other times, develop an awareness of the various facets of moral and ethical problems, and achieve a high degree of personal fulfillment.
To complement this core, a sequence of professional courses allows prospective teachers to gain general and specialized knowledge in one or more content areas, gain knowledge about past and current theories of education, develop a thorough knowledge of child growth and development, and develop the appropriate skills for effective classroom teaching.
The Department of Education can be reached at (301) 447-5371.
Reminder: Adult Undergraduate or MAT Elementary and Elementary/Special Education Candidates:
To meet all national and state standards all candidates now complete Internship I and II.
To accommodate the needs of our adult learners the Education Department has spread the Internship I experience over two semesters.
In the fall, candidates are expected to take science (EDUC 330-1/MEDUC507) and math (EDUC 335-1/MEDUC 506) methods concurrently which includes 10 full days or 20 half days in a PDS.
In the spring, candidates are expected to take social studies (EDUC 331-1/MEDUC 513) and Reading (EDUC 313-1/MEDUC 512) methods concurrently. Again there is a 10 full day or 20 half day PDS requirement.
The full Internship II requiring 5 full days a week in a PDS follows the following fall semester.
Beginning July 1, 2009, certification officials will issue elementary certificates for grades 1 - 6. Middle school will no longer be printed on the elementary education certificates.