BA/MA

The School of Education offers full-time and part-time, four-year and five-year Programs of Study that integrate academic and professional studies and lead to Certification in Secondary Education, Certification in Secondary and Special Education, Certification in Elementary Education, Certification in Elementary and Special Education, or Certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Each Program of Study requires the creation of an electronic portfolio throughout the course of study; it is to be completed with each course of study. An ePortfolio license fee is required.

All Programs of Study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Education are designed to provide a balance among liberal arts courses in a variety of academic fields, a planned sequence of professional courses, and practical field experiences which may begin in the first year of college and culminate in an extended internship experience in the student's senior year. The School of Education may require a student to complete specific courses in addition to those listed as requirements. Each Program of Study aims to build competence through appropriate academic and professional course work, and to involve the student in practical classroom internship activities of steadily increasing responsibility. Internship placements are in professional development school environments through collaborative arrangements between Notre Dame and area school systems.

Graduates of the School of Education are educators in virtually every public school district throughout the State of Maryland, as well as in many private, independent and parochial schools. Not only do they ably serve Maryland's students, they are recognized as outstanding leaders. Many have been honored as "Teacher of the Year" in their respective districts; e.g, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Caroline County, Carroll County, Harford County, St. Mary's County.

 

The School of Education offers the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/Liberal Studies to students in the Women's College.  

Listed below is the Course Matrix for Women's College Elementary and Secondary Education BA Degrees.

 

Course Matrix for Women's College Elementary Education BA Degrees

Required Professional Courses

Bachelor of Arts Degrees** - Elementary Education

Elem Education

Elem & Special Education

Elem & Early Childhood

Elem & TESOL

Elem, Special, and ECE

EDU-300">EDU-300 Technology for Instruction and Management

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-303">EDU-303 Elementary Reading Materials

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-357">EDU-357 Processes & Acquisition of Reading

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-252">EDU-252 or 253 or SPE 373 Clinical Field Experience

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-301">EDU-301 Educational Psychology

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-307">EDU-307 Social Studies in the Elementary School

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-308">EDU-308 Issues in ESOL

(3 credit)

EDU-309">EDU-309 Instruction in Reading

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-310">EDU-310 Mathematics in the Elementary School

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-312">EDU-312 Science in the Elementary School

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-315">EDU-315 Curriculum Methods/Mat. for the Young Child

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-346">EDU-346 Methods and Materials ESOL

(3 credit)

EDU-347">EDU-347 Assessing Second Language

(3 credit)

EDU-360">EDU-360 Techniques of Teaching Reading & Writing to Students with Limited English Proficiency

(3 credit)

EDU-402">EDU-402 American Education in Historical Perspective

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-409">EDU-409 Internship: Teaching ESOL K-12

(6 credit)

EDU-410">EDU-410 Internship: Teaching in Early Childhood Educ.

(6 credit)

EDU-411">EDU-411 Internship: Teaching in the Elementary School

(16 credit)*

(10 credit)

(10 credit)

(10 credit)

(10 credit)

EDU-440">EDU-440 English Grammar for ESOL Teachers

(3 credit)

EDU-460">EDU-460 Assessment of Reading

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

PSY-203">PSY-203 Child and Adolescent Development

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-326">SPE-326 Special Education for the Classroom Teacher

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-337">SPE-337 Communication Skills for the Special Educator

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-321">SPE-321 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-344">SPE-344 Assessment in Special Education

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-421">SPE-421 Elementary Curriculum Design and Adaptation

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-475">SPE-475 Student Teaching in Special Education

(6 credit)

(6 credit)

TOTAL

45 credit

67 credit

58 credit

67 credit

70 credit

*16 credits for Women's College, 12 credits for CAUS

** Some programs may require coursework during the summer and/or winterim.

Course Matrix for Women's College Secondary Education BA Degrees

Required Professional Courses

Bachelor of Arts Degrees* - Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Secondary & Special Education

Secondary & TESOL

EDU-300">EDU-300 Technology for Instruction and Management

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-253">EDU-253 Clinical Field Experience: ESOL

(3 credit)

EDU-301">EDU-301 Educational Psychology

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-308">EDU-308 Issues in ESOL

(3 credit)

EDU-344">EDU-344 Teaching Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools Content Areas I

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-346">EDU-346 Methods and Materials ESOL

(3 credit)

EDU-347">EDU-347 Assessing Second Language

(3 credit)

EDU-360">EDU-360 Techniques of Teaching Reading & Writing to Students with Limited English Proficiency

(3 credit)

EDU-376">EDU-376 Clinical Field Experience Secondary

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-402">EDU-402 American Education in Historical Perspective

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-409">EDU-409 Internship: Teaching ESOL K-12

(6 credit)

EDU 430-439 Methods of Teaching in the content area

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

EDU-413">EDU-413 Student Teaching in Secondary School

(12 Credit)

(6 Credit)

(6 Credit)

EDU-440">EDU-440 English Grammar for ESOL Teachers

(3 credit)

EDU-451">EDU-451 Teaching Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools Content Areas II

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

PSY-203">PSY-203 Child and Adolescent Development

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-326">SPE-326 Special Education for the Classroom Teacher

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

(3 credit)

SPE-337">SPE-337 Communication Skills for the Special Educator

(3 credit)

SPE-321">SPE-321 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs

(3 credit)

SPE-344">SPE-344 Assessment in Special Education

(3 credit)

SPE-373">SPE-373 Field Experience in Special Education

(3 credit)

SPE-475">SPE-475 Student Teaching in Special Education

(6 credit)

TOTAL

42 credit

51 credit

57 credit

* Some Programs may require coursework during the summer and/or winterim.