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Mount St. Mary’s University proudly prepares teachers for today and for tomorrow with our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program for currently certified teachers. Candidates complete a sequence of professional courses to prepare them as specialists in their field of study. These courses emphasize the importance of academic research and prepare graduates to be instructional leaders. The Mount develops educators who are proficient in content and pedagogy, reflective and ethical professionals dedicated to leadership in an increasingly diverse, technological and global society.

Admission Requirements

Individuals wishing to apply for admission into an M.Ed. program must hold a current, valid teaching certificate and should submit the following items:

  • Free online application; Click here to apply

  • Undergraduate transcript(s) from an accredited four-year institution

  • Two letters of recommendation; Download guidelines

  • Copy of current valid teaching certificate

For both Technology Facilitation and Reading Specialist concentrations, an entrance portfolio demonstrating teacher proficiency in the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) or International Reading Association Standards (IRA) is also required. See the education office for required components. All prospective students also participate in an admission interview.

Application and supporting data should be directed to:

Graduate Programs in Education, School of Education and Human Services
Archbishop Borders Hall, Mount St. Mary’s University
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: (301) 447-5371 | Fax: (301) 447-7405

Program Details

This 36 credit program focuses on preparing educators to serve as technology facilitators or equipping educators to serve as reading specialists. 

M.Ed. concentrations are available in:

  • Reading Specialist K-12

  • Technology Facilitation

Students are responsible for ensuring that all of the following graduation requirements have been satisfied:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours: including core courses, electives and independent research

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Completion of course work within the five-year time limit

  • M.Ed. Thesis

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed for admission on an ongoing basis. Graduate students may begin their studies at the start of the fall, spring or summer semesters. Applications are available from the Education Department or online.

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