Women's College

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.