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School of Education

Students committed to careers in education seek out Mount St. Mary’s University's School of Education for many reasons. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

Our emphasis on classroom-based, action research lends a truly progressive perspective to our approach to education. The Mount has earned national accreditation for its education programs through the Association for Advancing Quality Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Archbishop Borders Hall 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727

5350 Spectrum Drive Frederick, MD 21703



A message from the Dean

“For more than 100 years, the Mount has prepared educators who are proficient in content and pedagogy, reflective, and ethical professionals dedicated to leadership in an increasingly diverse technological and global society. Complemented by a liberal arts education in a Catholic setting, our coursework is relevant, comprehensive, rigorous, and stimulating. Instructors integrate theory, research, and practice, as they challenge students to think and act in critical and inventive ways.”

Barbara Marinak, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

Undergraduate Programs

Adult Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Degrees

Graduate Certificates

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Student Opportunities and Resources

Teacher candidates at the Mount benefit greatly from the opportunity to complete internships in public schools that are consistently ranked the best in the nation.

  • Pi Lambda Theta

    Pi Lambda Theta is an international education honor association that recognizes scholarship and leadership in the field of education. The University's chapter, Gamma Tau, holds an initiation ceremony once each spring semester. Nomination for initiation is made by Education faculty.

  • Professional Development Schools

    Professional Development Schools (PDS) provide us with collaborative partnerships with area elementary, middle, and high schools, both public and Catholic, for our students to extend their learning in the field.

  • Curriculum Resource Center

    The Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Phillips Library, offers all education students a compendium of print materials to be used in elementary and secondary field experiences and teacher internships.

  • Information Technology Support Center

    The Information Technology Support Center (ITSC), located in the Knott Academic Center, is a teacher resource support system utilized by all education students in conjunction with their field experiences and teacher internship.

Faculty Activities


From publishing articles in numerous publications including Best Practices in Literary Instruction to presenting on topics such as reading and motivation to receiving grants for the Maryland Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Education Program, the faculty in the School of Education are helping develop the next generation of teachers. Read more about what they have accomplished.

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The Center for Catholic School Excellence

The Center for Catholic School Excellence at Mount St. Mary’s University, founded in 2009, promotes reflection, strategic planning, and inquiry with parish and diocesan leaders. We are a resource for professional development and provide consulting services for teachers and administrators in K-12 Catholic schools. The Center also enriches the undergraduate experience through seminars and speakers.

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