Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)

  • Master's

About this Program

This program is designed to enrich the certified teacher’s knowledge in the context of the profession’s shifting landscape. Evening and summer classes make it possible for students to pursue the degree while continuing to teach.

Program Overview

Relevant, credible

Hood’s education faculty and adjunct instructors are professional educators in the very fields in which they teach. They know, from everyday experience in community schools, how the Common Core State Standards and PARCC affect content delivery and learning. They understand what effective inquiry-based learning, co-teaching and inclusion look like in a high-performing class. As a direct result, students have the advantage of relevant activities that put current theory into practice.

Concentration choices, small classes

Courses support concentrations in elementary or secondary education, elementary school science and mathematics and special education. Students may advance through the master’s program in three phases and finish with a capstone research project. A new elementary STEM certificate program is an option for those interested in developing in-demand expertise in science, technology, engineering and math education. Small classes mean individual assistance and guidance.

NCATE/CAEP accredited

The Education Department is recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is aligned with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Program Contact

Kristine Calo

Program Director

Tanith Fowler Corsi

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions


Degrees Offered

  • MS
MD State Board of Education Recognizes New National Board Certified Teachers

MD Board of Education Recognizes New National Board Certified Teachers

Education Graduate Programs At Hood College Faculty Graduate Student

National Board Certification is an advanced professional certification for PreK-12 educators that is completely voluntary. The certification is based on a very difficult peer-reviewed and performance-based process that is similar to professional medical certifications.

  • Academics
  • Education

For students applying to the Curriculum and Instruction program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit one copy of official transcripts from the institution where the highest degree was conferred
  • A short essay (approx. 500 words) describing how you anticipate Hood College’s Curriculum & Instruction graduate program will benefit you and your professional goals

Once these documents have been submitted to the Graduate School, the applicant will be invited to an Intake Interview with the Program Director. At this meeting, an informal writing sample will be completed, and a decision for admittance into the Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Program will be made.

An applicant to the graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction must already hold teacher certification. This program does not issue teacher certification.

Our Faculty...

are active in national professional organizations and in local schools as supervisors of teacher candidates.

All Faculty
Kristine Calo

Kristine Calo

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Program Director, Master's in Curriculum and Instruction
Christy Graybeal

Christy Graybeal

  • Associate Professor of Education and Mathematics
  • Department Chair of Education
Rebecca Grove

Rebecca Grove

  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Program Director, Master's in Multidisciplinary Studies in Education
Daniel Shea

Daniel Shea

  • Visiting Instructor of Education
  • Program Director, Master's in Educational Leadership

Tricia K. Strickland

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning