2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Education, Multidisciplinary Studies, M.S.
Program Directors: Kristy Calo, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-696-3463 and Rebecca Grove, Ph.D. email@example.com; 301-696-3172
The 36-credit Master’s degree in Education, Multidisciplinary Studies is designed primarily for certified classroom teachers and qualified support staff who want to design a personalized program that will meet their individual instructional and professional needs. This program builds on three existing Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP) approved Master’s degree programs: Reading Specialization, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, an integral part of the program is the ability to choose coursework from other content areas that are self-selected by the candidate. The curriculum includes a core of four professional courses, one course from each of the three existing education graduate programs, four elective courses, and a culminating capstone action research project. This program does not lead to initial or advanced certifications.
Unit Assessment Organization
The M.S. in Education, Multidisciplinary Studies is divided into three phases and a capstone experience for the purpose of uniform data collection for Unit Assessment and continuous program development.
Submit one official transcript reflecting the highest degree conferred. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the program director. Program expectations and requirements are explained to the applicant at this time. In addition, applicants must produce an adequate writing sample during the interview process.
For additional admission information, see Graduate Admission.
Candidates will need to complete each phase’s and the capstone experience’s requirements. Candidates will work with an academic advisor to ensure successful completion of degree requirements and will advance through the phases by demonstrating proficiency in all the requirements. The Education, Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Council will review any conditional advancements and denials for advancement.
Select one course from each of the following master's degree education programs.
Select courses to address individual needs and interests that will total 12 credit hours. These content courses can come from within the education department as well as from other content area departments. These graduate courses must be at the 500 level or higher, and the candidate must have course approval from both the advisor and program director and/or department chairperson which is offering the course.
Program completers in the Education, Multidisciplinary Studies will complete the following activities:
Program Evaluation Survey at the completion of EDUC 597MSE.
Exit Survey, a self-assessment measure on the Institutional Outcomes.
Program Survey one year after program completion.
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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