The Department of Education offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher education programs in early childhood education, dual certification in elementary and special education, and eight secondary education certification programs in the subject areas of art (preK-12), biology, chemistry, English, French (preK-12), history, mathematics and Spanish (preK-12).
Master of Science degrees are offered in Educational Leadership, Reading Specialization, and in Curriculum and Instruction, with concentrations in elementary education, elementary school science and mathematics, secondary education and special education. In addition Hood offers a certificate in Elementary STEM Education.
All Hood College Education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and meet the Title II requirements of the Higher Education Act. In addition, all programs are based conceptually on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards and adhere to the national standards for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Education faculty are active in national professional organizations and in local schools as supervisors of candidates, consultants and researchers. Hood’s full-time faculty is supplemented by adjunct faculty who are recognized as distinguished educators.