Hood Relaunches Graduate Education Programs to Accommodate Working Professionals

FREDERICK, Maryland—The Graduate School at Hood College is relaunching its programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Multidisciplinary Studies in Education to make them more flexible and convenient for teachers and other working professionals. The courses will be held in a hybrid model (half online and half on campus) or have flexible meeting schedules. Applications are now being accepted for the summer and fall semesters.

The degree program in Educational Leadership uses sound, practical instruction, extensive self-assessment and real-world K-12 leadership experiences to deliver a comprehensive foundation in the principles and practices of school administration and supervision. Classes are taught by proven public school administrators who speak the language of 21st-century education. The program leads to the Maryland Administrator I and II certifications, meaning that program completers are certified for the range of school leadership roles. Currently, 70 percent of the Educational Leadership program courses are delivered in a hybrid format.

The degree program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enrich the certified teacher’s knowledge of research-based teaching and learning in the context of the profession’s shifting landscape. The program offers concentrations in elementary education, secondary education, elementary science and mathematics, and special education. The range of courses focus on best practices, innovative ideas, emerging issues and equity. Hood’s education faculty are professional educators who deliver relevant course content that puts theory into practice.

The degree program in Multidisciplinary Studies in Education is designed primarily for certified classroom teachers who want to design a personalized program that will meet their individual and professional needs. This program allows candidates to select courses from the Reading Specialization, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction programs.

Hood’s Department of Education is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as an approved Educator Preparation Program provider.

For more information, visit hood.edu/education and attend the Virtual Admission Café on April 14 at hood.edu/gradevents. To apply to any of these programs, visit hood.edu/gradapply.

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.

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