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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education (EDUC)

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LINDA OLIVA, Associate Chair
JERRI L. FRICK, Graduate Program Director

Degrees Offered

M.A.E. (Degree Types )



BERGE, ZANE L., Ph.D., Michigan State University; Training Systems, Distance Education, Computer-Mediated Communication
CRANDALL, JOANN, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Director, LLC/ ESOL, Language Arts
HRABOWSKI, FREEMAN A., III, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Mathematics Education, Higher Education
SANDERS, MAVIS, Ph.D., School,Family and Community Engagement, Education Reform and Improvement, Qualitative Research Methods
SCHAFFER, EUGENE C., Ed.D., Temple University; Mentoring, School Effectiveness, Professional Development Schools, At Risk Students
SHIN, SARAH, Ph.D., University of Michigan; Bilingualism, TESOL, Heritage Language Education

Associate Professors

RIVKIN, MARY S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Early Childhood Education
SCULLY, PATRICIA A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Early Childhood, Literacy Education
SHELTON, NANCY RANKIE, Ph.D., University of Florida; Elementary Education, Literacy
SINGER, JONATHAN, Ph.D., Science Education
YOUNG, PATRICIA, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Elementary Education

Associate Clinical Professors

BLUNCK, SUSAN M., Ph.D., University of Iowa; Science Education, Curriculum, Systemic Reform, Professional Development
SMALL, SUE E., Ed.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Education policy and administration, professional development schools
WILLIAMS, GREGORY R., Ed.D, ISD-Training Systems Graduate Program

Assistant Professors

NORTH-COLEMAN, CHERYL, M.A., Towson University; Secondary literacy education
RAKES, CHRISTOPHER, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Mathematics Education, Teacher Knowledge, Education Technology

Assistant Clinical Professors

NELSON, JOHN, Ph.D., McGill University; ESOL
OLIVA, LINDA, Ph.D., Boston University; Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Teacher Research
SHIN, JOAN KANG, M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; ESOL/Bilingual Education

Clinical Instructors

BOURNE, BARBARA, M.A, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Field experience, education policy, environmental education
FRICK, JERRI, M.A., Virginia State University; Mathematics education
IRISH, TRACY, M.S., Science Education, STEM Education, Professional Learning Communities
TABAA, MARY, M.A., Instructor

Affiliate Professors

SCHWARTZ, ANA MARIA (Modern Languages and Linguistics), Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Language teaching and curriculum development, learning strategies, heritage Spanish speakers
SOKOLOVE, PHILIP G. (Biological Sciences), Ph.D., Harvard University; Science Education, Neurobiology, Biological Rhythms, Invertebrate Physiology

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Education is a 36-credit-hour advanced degree program for educators who have teaching experience and hold a teaching certificate. The program is intended to help experienced teachers prepare for roles in educational and curricular leadership, curriculum development and in-service teacher professional development. Coursework focuses on academic content preparation; revising and assessing curricula; as well as developing, implementing and evaluating professional development programs for teachers. The M.A.E. produces teachers who are highly qualified in their content specialty areas.

All students seeking a degree through the Department of Education will be assigned an academic advisor. It is important for prospective students to meet as soon as possible with an advisor to develop a coordinated, long-range plan of study. Advising appointment books are available at the front desk in the department. For students seeking initial teacher certification, an undergraduate transcript analysis is required to determine specific content requirements needed to be taken in addition to the core course of the program.

Program Admission Requirements

All original application documents must be sent directly to the Graduate School at:

Graduate School
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Facilities and Special Resources

Students have access to the education department’s Curriculum Laboratory and to the Resource Center for Language and Culture. The department has established working relationships with schools and corporations that welcome those students enrolled in the program internship experiences.

Financial Assistance

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available through the department. Please check www.umbc.edu/education for information and deadlines pertaining to these assistantships.


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