2016-2017 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Education
The Hood College Education Department offers three graduate degree programs and one certificate program. Candidates advance through programs in three sequential phases. These programs do not lead to initial teaching certification.
All Education graduate programs require all candidates who enroll as program completers or nonprogram completers to use the Chalk and Wire e-Portfolio system to create a program portfolio with specified performance assessments and activities. Candidates most often enroll in EDUC 502 as their first course and receive training on creating their program portfolio.
Candidates completing the graduate and post-baccalaureate programs will gain the requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to meet national, professional, state and institutional standards. Maintaining national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education (NCATE) and in compliance with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) guidelines for national accreditation, the department is guided by a conceptual framework that includes the following vision and mission statements and institutional outcomes.
Our Vision as a Department
The Education Department believes that well-educated and prepared teachers and educational leaders have a sense of self-satisfaction in both intellectual pursuits and pedagogical applications. The department believes that the discipline of education is a scholarly pursuit, a science, an art and a profession. We believe that the Education Department must provide candidates with a theoretical knowledge base, technological tools and support to become competent professionals of the art of education and guidance to operate within an ethical profession in a diverse society.
Our mission as an education department is to prepare academically competent and professional educators who are committed to facilitating learning in a culturally diverse society. This mission reflects a commitment to providing a technologically enhanced environment in which to nurture highly skilled educators who have a broad base in the liberal arts, are active learners and are reflective practitioners. In order to meet our vision and mission statements, the Education Department has framed seven Institutional Outcomes (IOs) that all candidates must meet. These IOs are assessed at various points in the programs of study.
Institutional Department Outcomes
We believe that the education department at Hood College prepares educators who:
See requirements in each program and Graduate Admission for additional information.
All the graduate programs in education leading to a master’s degree consist of three phases and candidates must meet program requirements at each phase before advancing to the next phase of the program.
Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study
Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education Concentration
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary School Science and Mathematics Concentration
Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education Concentration
Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education Concentration
Educational Leadership Program, M.S.
Reading Specialization, M.S.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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